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from the Houldsworth Hall. Manchester
A Pianoforte Recital by Frank Merrick with songs by Bettine Young (soprano)
Hope Squire (1878-1936), who married Frank Merrick in 1911, studied the piano under Henry Gadsby and afterwards had some greatly valued lessons from Ernst von Dohnanyi and Tobias Matthay. But she never received systematic instruction in composition. What helped her most was her wide knowledge of the musical works of many periods. Partly because she was anxious to leave behind her nothing of second-rate quality her works were very limited.
The song was her main preoccupation as a composer, and even her two most important instrumental pieces, the piano variations on 'Black-eyed Susan' and the tone poem ' Tom Bowling', are both based on songs. She combines finish of workmanship with keen attention to the words, both as regards their lyrical structure and their meaning.
FRANK MERRICK

Contributors

Unknown:
Houldsworth Hall. Manchester
Unknown:
Frank Merrick
Songs By:
Bettine Young
Unknown:
Frank Merrick
Unknown:
Henry Gadsby
Unknown:
Ernst von Dohnanyi
Unknown:
Tobias Matthay.
Unknown:
Frank Merrick

A programme of Variety, music, and drama from the floating playhouse, reviving for you some of the glories of the old showboat days
The cast will include
Dick Francis as ' The Showman '
Lorna Stuart Gordon Little
Jack Train and The Three in Harmony
The Orchestra (led by Josef Marais), conducted by Jack Clarke
The programme devised by Adrian Thomas and presented by William MacLurg
(Empire Programme)

Contributors

Unknown:
Dick Francis
Unknown:
Lorna Stuart
Unknown:
Gordon Little
Unknown:
Jack Train
Conducted By:
Jack Clarke
Unknown:
Adrian Thomas
Presented By:
William MacLurg

Regional Variations (7)

JIMMY SHAND (accordion)

Regional Programme Scotland

THE HULL WATERLOO PRIZE SILVER BAND

Regional Programme Northern

As Northern Ireland

Regional Programme Western

THE NORRIS STANLEY SEXTET

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

VOCATION AND EDUCATION

Regional Programme Wales

THE NORRIS STANLEY SEXTET

Regional Programme Midland

Regional Variations (7)

Northern Programme

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

TOMMY MATTHEWS AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme Northern

Y NEWYDDION

Regional Programme Wales

STRIKE UP THE BAND!

Regional Programme Scotland

PROGRAMME MUSIC-2

Regional Programme Midland

VICTORIAN VIGNETTE

Regional Programme Western

present
Music in the Modern Style with The String Time Quartet
The prelude and continuity sung by Vicki Roberts and spoken by David Porter
Music arranged by Ray Terry and Ralph Bruce
(Northern)

Contributors

Sung By:
Vicki Roberts
Spoken By:
David Porter
Arranged By:
Ray Terry
Arranged By:
Ralph Bruce

Regional Variations (5)

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Western

A RECITAL

Regional Programme Wales

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Northern

'ULSTER WEEKLY'

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

In the chair, Howard Marshall
Presented by F. N. Lloyd Williams and George Dixon

Contributors

Unknown:
Howard Marshall
Presented By:
F. N. Lloyd Williams
Presented By:
George Dixon

Regional Variations (5)

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Midland

HUGH THE DROVER'

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Scotland

'HUGH THE DROVER'

Regional Programme Wales

or ' Love in the Stocks'
A romantic ballad opera in two acts
Libretto by Harold Child
Music by R. Vaughan Williams
Chorus and inhabitants of the town and Soldiers
The BBC Theatre Chorus, The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder, Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Place: A small town in the Cotswolds about 1812
Scene: Act 1: A fair in an open field near the town about 11 a.m. on Monday, April 30
Act 2 : A street in the town, 4 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1
Narration written by Wilfrid Rooke Ley, spoken by Kaye Seeley
Production by Stanford Robinson , in collaboration with Gordon McConnel , Rex Haworth , and Charles Groves
By the time Vaughan Williams had finished his first opera, Hugh the Drover, in 1914, he had written the Sea Symphony, the London Symphony, the song-cycle ' On Wenlock Edge ', and the Tallis Fantasia. His attention was turned at that time to folk song. and Hugh the Drover is full of that kind of music.
Like Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov and Smetana's Bartered Bride, Vaughan Williams 's Hugh the Drover is a national opera. Its background is a great historical fact, the threatened invasion of England by Napoleon. The characters are the common people of the country, and the customs of folk life enter naturally into the story.
For the story of the opera, readers are referred to page 14 of last week's issue of the RADIO TIMES, where they will find an article by Scott Goddard which served as a background to the first broadcast performance last Friday.

Contributors

Music:
R. Vaughan Williams
Leader:
Tate Gilder
Written By:
Wilfrid Rooke
Spoken By:
Kaye Seeley
Conductor and producer:
Stanford Robinson
Collaborating producers:
Gordon McConnel, Rex Haworth, Charles Groves
The Constable:
Samuel Worthington
Mary (his daughter):
Rose Alper
Aunt Jane (his sister):
Gladys Palmer
John the Butcher (betrothed to Mary):
Redvers Llewellyn
Hugh the Drover:
Webster Booth
Turnkey:
Powell Lloyd
Act 1 only:
Showman: Robert Irwin
Cheap Jack:
Stearn Scott
Shell-Fish Seller:
James Bond
Primrose Seller:
Marjory Grant
Ballad Seller:
Reginald Mitchell
Act 2 only:
Sergeant: John Hargreaves

Regional Variations (7)

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Midland

Scottish News Summary

Regional Programme Scotland

THE GROSVENOR HOUSE DANCE BAND

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

CLOSE DOWN

Regional Programme Western

As Northern Ireland

Regional Programme Northern

DANCE MUSIC

Regional Programme Wales

Directed by Sydney Lipton with Chips Chippendall
George Evans
The Three T's from Grosvenor House, Park Lane

Contributors

Directed By:
Sydney Lipton
Unknown:
Chips Chippendall
Unknown:
George Evans

Regional Programme London

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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