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String Quartet No. 4, in A minor played by the Hirsch String Quartet:
Leonard Hirsch (violin) Patrick Halling (violin) Stephen Shingles (viola) Francisco Gabarro (cello)
(first broadcast performance)
This work, written in 1950, is dedicated to the Hirsch String Quartet, who commissioned it and gave the first complete performance of it in London last May. The slow movement is based on the last of ' Three Wordsworth Songs ' (' It is a beauteous evening, calm and free ') which the composer wrote two years ago in celebration of the centenary of his name-sake and ancestor. The quartet has four movements: Andante -Allegro; Allegro molto; Poco adagio e molto tranquillo; and Allegro con brio. H.R.


Leonard Hirsch
Stephen Shingles
Francisco Gabarro

by Frederic Manning
Other parts played by Geoffrey Bond , Hamilton Dyce
Anthony Jacobs , Basil Jones
Preston Lockwood , Frank Tickle and Virginia Winter
Adapted and produced by Rayner Heppenstall
In 1209 or 1210, after much delay and with misgiving, Innocent III granted the young Francesco Bernardone permission to found a religious brotherhood following the rule of absolute poverty. The interview at which this was done and the first adventure of the ' Little Brothers ' as they set out from Rome are portrayed with delicacy by a writer who died in 1935. (A new production of the programme first broadcast in 1947)


Frederic Manning
Played By:
Geoffrey Bond
Played By:
Hamilton Dyce
Played By:
Anthony Jacobs
Played By:
Basil Jones
Played By:
Preston Lockwood
Frank Tickle
Produced By:
Rayner Heppenstall
Francesco Bernardone
Francis of Assisi:
Robert Eddison
Pope Innocent III:
Felix Felton

Te Deum No. 2, In C
Symphony No. 29, in E
Creation Mass
Adele Leigh (soprano)
Marjorie Thomas (contralto)
Raymond Nilsson (tenor)
Richard Standen (bass)
Charles Spinks (organ)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate ) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader. David McCallum )
Conducted by Hermann Scherchen
Ninth in a series of programmes of Haydn's choral works


Adele Leigh
Marjorie Thomas
Raymond Nilsson
Richard Standen
Charles Spinks
Leslie Woodgate
David McCallum
Conducted By:
Hermann Scherchen

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