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Regional Variations (3)

Midland Regional Programme

Regional Programme Western

'THE DOCTOR'S DAY'

Regional Programme Midland

A Ballad Comedy by WALTER PITCHFORD
Adapted to Music by the late Samuel Snoop , Mus. Ass., sometime Organist of Dumbleton Minster, Hon. Conductor of the Dumbleton
Morpheus Society
Characters :
Dr. Septimus Todd Miss Pamby, his
Joe, The Groom- Housekeeper
Gardener Patty , the Maid
Dr. Denis O'Donovan
Sylvia Strong Dowd Zenas Bidger
Noah Dobbs David Tanner
The cast includes : ALEX PENNEY , PHILIPPA LANGFORD, COMPTON LONG, EDGAR LANE , CUTHBERT FORD , WORTLEY ALLEN , EMILY BROUGHTON ,
PETER HOWARD , DENIS O'NEIL
THE MIDLAND STUDIO CHORUS
(Chorus Master, EDGAR MORGAN) and THE MIDLAND STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Directed by FRANK CANTELL
Produced by CHARLES BREWER
(Midland Regional Programme)

Contributors

Comedy By:
Walter Pitchford
Unknown:
Samuel Snoop
Unknown:
Dr. Septimus Todd
Unknown:
Gardener Patty
Unknown:
Dr. Denis O'Donovan
Unknown:
Sylvia Strong
Unknown:
Zenas Bidger
Unknown:
Noah Dobbs
Unknown:
David Tanner
Unknown:
Alex Penney
Unknown:
Edgar Lane
Unknown:
Cuthbert Ford
Unknown:
Wortley Allen
Unknown:
Emily Broughton
Unknown:
Peter Howard
Unknown:
Denis O'Neil
Directed By:
Frank Cantell
Produced By:
Charles Brewer

Regional Variations (3)

The City of Bristol Police Band

Regional Programme Western

A Recital of Gramophone Records

Regional Programme Midland

in a repetition of The Command Performance on March 9
Relayed from St. Margaret's, Westminster
BETTY HUTCHINGS (Soprano)
MARY MORRIS (Contralto)
PERCY MANCHESTER (Tenor)
GEORGE JAMES (Bass)
JOHN FRY (Violini concertante)
KENNETH SKEAPING
HORACE HALSTEAD (Oboi d'amore and oboi JOHN MCCARTHY J da caccia)
E. A. CHAPMAN
J. Mason }(.Horns)
HERBERT DAWSON (Organ)
FREDERIC JACKSON (Harpsichord)
THE BACH CANTATA CHOIR
THE BACH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
(Leader, JOHN FRY)
CHARLES KENNEDY SCOTT (Conductor)
Aria for unaccompanied choir, Allelujah
The melody of this unaccompanied air was written by Bach as a setting to words already supplied with an inferior tune. Bach's setting of Schroder's hymn was a great improvement on the original; it appeared first in Schemelli's Hymn Book.
The words and the melody of this Christmas hymn were written earlier probably than the 15th century. Bach's setting includes an organ choral followed by the melody arranged for four voices.
Cantata No. 154, Mein Liebster Jesus ist Verloren
(Beloved Jesus now hath left me)
Few of the Cantatas are so rich as this one in Bach's pictorial effects, in the graphic illustration of characteristic motives, of the images called up by the words. The text, a dramatic one, is given entirely to solo voices, the choir singing only two chorals; tenor, alto, and bass in turn have music in which the character, as well as the pitch, of each voice makes its own effect.
(For A.T.B. Soli, Chorus, Strings, Two Oboi d'amore and Continuo)
Aria, Bist Du Bei Mir (If Thou art near)
(For Soprano Solo)
Opening Chorus of Cantata I, Wie Schon Leuchtet
Der Morgenstern (How brightly shines yon Morning Star)
(For four-part chorus, two Violini Concertante Strings, two Oboi da caccia, two Horns and Continuo)
This, one of the most splendid of all the cantatas, for it is pervaded by the spirit of radiant joy, was composed about 1740 for the Annunciation.
The hymn on which it was founded is by Philipp Nicolai , one of the leaders among the devout poets of the early Lutheran Church. ' Wachet auf ' (' Sleepers Wake ') is also based on one of his hymns.
The first number is a great choral fantasia, richly worked out; mysticism and exuberance are blended in it in a way which lends the whole a wonderful sense of brightness, and to that, melodious parts for English horn and violins in the accompaniment contribute much. The separate lines of the chorale melody are freely used also as motives in the accompaniment. The arias for Soprano and for Tenor are also Bach at his best. The setting of the final Chorale is very dignified in its noble simplicity.

Contributors

Soprano:
Betty Hutchings
Contralto:
Mary Morris
Unknown:
Kenneth Skeaping
Unknown:
Horace Halstead
Unknown:
John McCarthy
Unknown:
E. A. Chapman
Horns:
J. Mason
Horns:
Herbert Dawson
Harpsichord:
Frederic Jackson
Unknown:
Schon Leuchtet
Unknown:
Philipp Nicolai

Regional Variations (3)

London Bells

Regional Programme Western

London Regional Programme

Regional Programme Midland

Radio rama by ASHLEY STERNE and A. A. THOMSON
Lyrics by A. A. THOMSON
Music by ASHLEY STERNE
ELSIE and DORIS WATERS
WYNNE AJELLO
PATRICK WADDINGTON
GEORGE BAKER
THE REVUE CHORUS
THE THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
The authors of ' How Does Your Garden Grow,' in which Elsie and Doris Waters scored last March, have written this show as a sequel. It is designed to exploit the humours of Gert and Daisy, the two Cockney characters that the Waters Sisters have made familiar to listeners. The pair are heard on an excursion by 'bus reviewing the sights of London, and singing songs inspired by them. All the music and half of the ' book ' is the work of Ashley Sterne , a humorous writer well-known to RADIO Times readers.

Contributors

Unknown:
Ashley Sterne
Unknown:
A. A. Thomson
Music By:
Ashley Sterne
Music By:
Doris Waters
Unknown:
Wynne Ajello
Unknown:
Patrick Waddington
Unknown:
George Baker
Conducted By:
Stanford Robinson
Conducted By:
Doris Waters
Unknown:
Ashley Sterne

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About Regional Programme

Regional Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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