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Trio Sonata In C
Chorale Prelude: 0 Mensch, bewein' dein' Sunde gross
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor played by Denis Vaughan (organ)
From the Royal Festival Hall, London
Fourth of six programmes of organ music by Bach


Played By:
Denis Vaughan

of the Chopi tribe, Mozambique by Guy Belmore
Technical adviser. David K. Rycroft , Lecturer in Southern Bantu Languages, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University
* The Portuguese authorities in Mozambique,' says Mr. Belmore, are much to be congratulated on doing their best to keep alive in their territory the true African arts which are, unfortunately, so fast disappearing from almost every part of Africa.' It was due to their encouragement that he was able to record what is probably the biggest orchestral ensemble in Africa : thirty timbila (Chopi pianos), eighty-five singers and dancers.
Mr. Belmore describes the musical instruments and unusual scale used by the Chopi, together with the special function of the timbila orchestra in their social life; and he introduces a performance of Mzeno Banguza (The Song of Banguza) by Gomu Komu , who leads the orchestra.


David K. Rycroft
Mzeno Banguza
Gomu Komu

A series of four talks
2-Drydenby Frank Kermode
Lecturer in English
In the University of Reading
'Nothing is easier than to expose Dryden as the slave of a not altogether admirable public. But no one who thinks of him as a great poet will have difficulty in seeing that this is not the whole truth-that he was in various ways remote from his audience.' Mr. Kermode shows how Dryden wrote both for the contemporary ' mob of gentle. men' and for an immortal ' community of poets.'


Frank Kermode

Third Programme

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