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11th. and 12th-century Organa
The Ambrosian Singers
Desmond Dupre (tenor viol) Robert Donington (bass viol)
Kyrie . Rex immense
Viderunt Emanuel Patris unigenitum Per letalis poml pastum
Agnus Dei qui pius es factus Verbum Patris humanatur Verbum bonum et suave
Introduced by Dom Anselm Hughes , O.S.B.
The apparent northward trend of French music in the eleventh and twelfth centuries was by no means restricted to secular monody. Early organa, like the melodies of the troubadpurs, developed and flourished in the encouraging atmosphere of Provence long before the centre of interest shifted to Paris. It was in the Abbey of St. Martial at Limoges that some of the most effective experiments in harmonised plainsong were first heard and appreciated, and thanks to a young English student's lecture-notes (preserved to this day in the British Museum) an excellent account of the correct manner of performance is available. This programme shows how the transition from unmeasured to measured music was brought about by the acceptance of an essent ally harmonic style, and how the rhythmical modes were formed and crystallised. D.S.


Desmond Dupre
Robert Donington
Kyrie Rex
Viderunt Emanuel Patris
Agnus Dei
Verbum Patris
Introduced By:
Dom Anselm Hughes

by Jacinto Benavente
Translated from the Spanish by John Garrett Underhill
Adapted for broadcasting by Derek Patmore and Helena Wood
Production by Archie Campbell
Members of a dance troupe:
Friends of Donina: with Aubrey Richards , Frank Coburn


Jacinto Benavente
John Garrett Underhill
Broadcasting By:
Derek Patmore
Helena Wood
Production By:
Archie Campbell
Aubrey Richards
Frank Coburn
The Lector:
Derek Hart
Imperia, a courtesan:
Mary Ellis
Leonardo, a sculptor:
Leon Quartermaine
Countess Rinaldi, his confidante:
Joan Sanderson
Princess Etelvina:
Dorothy Black
Prince Florencio, her son:
John Fabian
Harry Lucenti:
Kenneth Hyde
Prince Michael Alexander, uncle to Florencio:
Donald Gray
Sulwen Morgan
Sarah Leigh
Audrey Mendes
Robert Rietty
James Beattie
The Signore:
Aubrey Dexter
Mr Jacob, proprietor of a music-hall and circus:
Leonard Sachs
Majesta an old woman:
Lola Duncan
Ruhu Sahib:
Malcolm Hayes

by Lucian Freud with an introduction by Nanos Valaoritis
Nanos Valaoritis , a young poet who haa known Lucian Freud 's work for a considerable time, talks about its particular qualities. Lucian Freud who has lately concentrated on painting portraits, then defines his attitude towards his subject matter and towards the activity of painting as such.
An exhibition of his pictures is now on view in London at the Hanover Gallery.
followed by an Interlude at 10.50


Lucian Freud
Nanos Valaoritis
Nanos Valaoritis
Lucian Freud
Lucian Freud

Third Programme

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