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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.


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


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


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


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
Marjorie Westbury
Anna Pollak
Martin Boddey
Denis Dowling
Stanley Riley
Leslie Woodgate
Gareth Morris
Marie Goossens
A Man:
Alan Wheatley
A Woman:
Julian Orde
Frank Duncan
Esme Percy
Felix Felton
Carleton Hobbs
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

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