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Talk by Michael Ventris , A.R.I.B.A.
The Minoan documents discovered by Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos fifty years ago have been edited by Sir John Myres and were published this spring. Michael Ventris , who for several years has been working towards their decipherment, describes the process and progress of the work, and speaks of some of the historical and linguistic questions that arise.

Contributors

Talk By:
Michael Ventris
Unknown:
Arthur Evans
Edited By:
Sir John Myres
Unknown:
Michael Ventris

Messe pour les Paroisses sung by the Choir of Buckfast Abbey with Ralph Downes (organ)
From Buckfast Abbey
Three programmes of French organ music. Couperin's two organ masses (of which La Messe pour les Paroisses was the first) were written during the years immediately preceding 1692, when a royal privilege for the publication was granted. They represent the culminating point of a great French tradition in liturgical music for choir and organ in alternation, which saw its earliest effective beginnings in the organ masses of Attaingnant and was continued throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by De Grigny, Marchand, Le Begue, and Gigault. D. S.

Contributors

Unknown:
Ralph Downes

Talk by Sean O'Faolain
Maria Rosina Giberne , says Sean O'Faolain , was well, if wickedly, described as the prima donna of the Oxford Movement. He gives an account of her remarkable personality and the variety of episodes, sometimes moving, sometimes bizarre, in her complicated, life-long friendship with Cardinal Newman.
Sean O'Faolain on Newman and his brother Charles: July 9

Contributors

Talk By:
Sean O'Faolain
Talk By:
Maria Rosina Giberne
Unknown:
Sean O'Faolain
Unknown:
Cardinal Newman.
Unknown:
Sean O'Faolain

by Henry Reed with music composed by William Wordsworth conducted by Patrick Savill
Production by Douglas Cleverdon Other parts played by Thea Wells , Robert Beaumont and Henry Searle with Marjorie Westbury (soprano)
Anna Pollak (contralto) Martin Boddey (tenor)
Denis Dowling (baritone)
Stanley Riley (bass)
BBC Chorus (women's voices)
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Gareth Morris (flute) Marie Goossens (harp)

Contributors

Unknown:
Henry Reed
Composed By:
William Wordsworth
Conducted By:
Patrick Savill
Production By:
Douglas Cleverdon
Played By:
Thea Wells
Played By:
Robert Beaumont
Played By:
Henry Searle
Soprano:
Marjorie Westbury
Contralto:
Anna Pollak
Tenor:
Martin Boddey
Baritone:
Denis Dowling
Bass:
Stanley Riley
Chorus-Master:
Leslie Woodgate
Flute:
Gareth Morris
Harp:
Marie Goossens
A Man:
Alan Wheatley
A Woman:
Julian Orde
Pytheas:
Frank Duncan
Ctesiphon:
Esme Percy
Businessmen:Melanthius:
Felix Felton
Businessmen:Cleomenes:
Carleton Hobbs
Businessmen:Aigisthos:
Neville Hartley
Ajax, the first mate:
Norman Shelley
Osiris, the second mate:
David Kossoff
The Cabin Boy:
Wilfrid Downing
A Lecturer:
Mary O'Farrell
A Chief of the Ancient Britons:
John Laurie
Chief of the Cassiterides Isies:
Ernest Jay
An Old Man:
Deryck Guyler
Lady Britishers::
Diana Maddox
Lady Britishers::
Marjorie Westbury

Talk by Robert Furneaux Jordan
' The Stones of Venice ' appeared during the years 1851-53-a century ago. Robert Furneaux Jordan , who recently visited Venice for the first time, interprets it through Ruskin's hfe and work there.

Contributors

Talk By:
Robert Furneaux Jordan
Unknown:
Robert Furneaux Jordan

String Quintet in E flat, Op. 97 played by The New London Quartet:
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Lionel Bentley (violin) Keith Cummings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello)
Frederick Riddle (viola)

Contributors

Violin:
Erich Gruenberg
Violin:
Lionel Bentley
Viola:
Keith Cummings
Cello:
Douglas Cameron
Viola:
Frederick Riddle

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