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Regional Variations (6)

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Wales

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Midland

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Scotland

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme London

Regional Variations (7)

Midland Bulletin for Farmers (Potato Prices), Midland Announcements, and Midland Sports Bulletin

Regional Programme Midland

Northern Ireland News

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

West of England Announcements and Sports Bulletin

Regional Programme Western

Regional Sports Bulletin, Regional Bulletin for Farmers

Regional Programme London

Welsh Announcements and Welsh Sports Bulletin

Regional Programme Wales

Scottish News

Regional Programme Scotland

Regional Variations (7)

A RECITAL OF SCOTS SONGS

Regional Programme Scotland

Gramophone Records MAREK WEBER AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme London

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Western

'SPORT IN THE MIDLANDS'

Regional Programme Midland

A PIANOFORTE RECITAL

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

Y NEWYDDION

Regional Programme Wales

Association Football
Tom Cragg

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Cragg

Regional Variations (4)

FOOTBALL REPORTS

Regional Programme Scotland

A RECITAL

Regional Programme London

The BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
A Dvorak Programme
Symphonic Poem, The Noonday
Witch
Symphony No. 5, in E minor (From the New World)
1 Adagio — Allegro molto. 2 Largo. 3 Scherzo: Molto vivace. 4 Allegro con fuoco
Towards the end of his life Dvorak wrote a series of five symphonic poems based on Bohemian mythological subjects. One of these is ' The Noonday Witch '. The scene of the poem on which Dvorak's music is based is a little cottage where a peasant wife is busy preparing the midday meal ; in a corner her child is playing, and her husband is at work in the fields. The child grows uneasy and screams, and at first the mother tries to soothe it with its own playthings, but finally in desperation threatens to call the Noon Witch.
That subdues the little one for a time, but soon it grows restless once more, and at last the mother in anger calls out to the Noon Witch to come and take her child. In a moment the door opens, and a little old witch enters, crying out, ' Give me the child ! ' The mother, in real fear, snatches up her infant, but the Noon Witch steals eyer nearer and nearer with horrible hands stretched out towards the baby, until at last the mother falls swooning to the ground. Midday strikes and the Witch vanishes ; the father comes back cheerfully from his work, and is horror-struck to find his wife senseless on the floor, clasping a dead child.

Contributors

Leader:
Alfred Barker
Conducted By:
H. Foster Clark

Regional Variations (7)

' DEATH AT NEWTOWNSTEWART'

Regional Programme London

BATH PUMP ROOM ' ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme Western

' DEATH AT NEWTOWNSTEWART

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Programme

Regional Programme Wales

As Regional

Regional Programme Midland

'DEATH AT NEWTOWNSTEWART'

Regional Programme Scotland

Regional Programme Northern

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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