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(from Advent to the Nativity)
C. H. Trevor (organ)
Male voices from the Renaissance Singers
Conductor, Michael Howard
First of a series of six programmes arranged by Denis Stevens
The art of the Tudor organists (like that of the Elizabethan madrigalists several generations later) flowered, came to fruition, and faded in a remarkably short space of time. Before the reign of Henry VIII there seems to have been very little organ music in England, and after the Reformation the organ was used more as an ornament to the liturgy than as an actual part of it. This series of programmes will show that the contribution of the Tudor organists to the church music of their time was essentially of a solo nature, not an accompaniment. The composers represented held office not only in London but at York Minster, Waltham Abbey, St. George's Chapel (Windsor), and Winchester Cathedral. Denis Stevens


C. H. Trevor
Michael Howard
Programme arranged by:
Denis Stevens

Talk by Ivor Gowan
Lecturer in Public Administration,
University of Nottingham
Reviewing Great Cities of the World, edited by Professor W. A. Robson, Mr. Gowan considers some of the problems of local government in the modern metropolis. ' The crux of the matter,' he argues, ' is that the great city is the centre of power, the focal point of many forces of our national life. Can this centre of power also be given adequate local government? '


Talk By:
Ivor Gowan

Margery Perham , Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, talks about Lord Lugard-explorer, governor, and elder statesman-and his influence on British policy in Africa.
Miss Perham, who was a close personal friend and fellow-worker with Lugard in his later life, has recently returned from her latest visit to Uganda and Nigeria, where he mainly worked.


Margery Perham

by Thomas Middleton
Adapted for radio and produced by R. D. Smith
Music composed by Anthony Bernard
Cast in order of speaking:
(Continued in next column) and London Chamber Orchestra
(leader, Thomas Carter ) conducted by the composer
During the interval (9.25-9.35 app.):
Siciliana and Passacaglia from Third Suite of Ancient Airs and Dances for the lute on gramophone records


Thomas Middleton
Produced By:
R. D. Smith
Composed By:
Anthony Bernard
Thomas Carter
Anthony Jacobs
Bianca, wife to Leantio:
Diana Olsson
Mother to Leantio:
Dorothy Green
Guard iano, uncle to the Ward:
John Ruddock
Beatrix Lehmann
Fabricio, brother to Livia:
Derek Birch
Isabella, daughter to Fabricio:
Betty Baskcomb
Hippolyto, brother to Livia and:
Fabricio Felix Felton
The Ward, a rich young heir:
Davis Davis
Sordido servant to the Ward:
John Dearth
The Duke of Florence:
William Fox
The Cardinal, brother to the Duke:
Godfrey Kenton
Ladies, cardinals, messengers and citizens of Florence:
Gabrielle Blunt
Ladies, cardinals, messengers and citizens of Florence:
Catherine Harding
Ladies, cardinals, messengers and citizens of Florence:
Edgar Metcalfe
Ladies, cardinals, messengers and citizens of Florence:
Peter Neil
Ladies, cardinals, messengers and citizens of Florence:
Jill Nyasa
Ladies, cardinals, messengers and citizens of Florence:
Derek Prouse
Ladies, cardinals, messengers and citizens of Florence:
Manning Wilson
Joan Clark
Elizabeth Cooper
Eilidh McNab
Rosamund Strode

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