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from. St. Michael's, Cornhill
Isobel Baillie (soprano)
The St. Michael's Singers
String Orchestra
(Leader, Ralph Nicholson )
Conducted by Dr. Harold Darke
David Willcocks (organ)
St. Michael's, Cornhill, was one of the few City churches that escaped damage during the war. Today, in thanks-giving, a programme of English choral music from the sixteenth century to the present day is to be broadcast from there. Works of Benjamin Britten and Vaughan Williams illustrate aspects of modern religious music, and Dr. Harold Darke , the conductor of the St. Michael's Singers since their formation in 1920. is represented by his setting of part of Milton's Ode on the Nativity ' — which was specially written for the Singers and has long been associated with them


Leader: Ralph Nicholson
Conducted By: Dr. Harold Darke
Conducted By: David Willcocks
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Dr. Harold Darke

: ' RETURN JOLRNEY ' V. S. Pritchett on The Fells

Produced by Stephen Potter
V. S. Pritchett knew the Yorkshire Fells well as a boy. and the country left an abiding impression on his mind. He has been back to check up on his memories and describes the result this evening


Produced By: Stephen Potter
Produced By: V. S. Pritchett


Astra Desmond (contralto)
Jan Smeterlin (piano)


Piano: Jan Smeterlin

: In Parenthesis

by David Jones
An experiment in writing made between 1929 and 1937, prompted by what the writer saw and felt as an infantryman in the London Welsh Battalion, R.W.F., on the Western Front, 1915-18. With selections from the original preface spoken by David Jones
Repeat tomorrow at 6.30


Author: David Jones
Adapted for radio by/Producer: Douglas Cleverdon
Music: Elizabeth Poston
Conductor: Maurice Miles
selections from the original preface spoken by: David Jones
Pte John Ball: Emrys Jones
Pte Dai Evans: Dylan Thomas
Pte Bill Crower: Carleton Hobbs
Pte John Watcyn: Lyn Evans
Pte Nobby Clark: Edwin Ellis
Pte Saunders: Jonathan Field
Pte Donkin: Frank Atkinson
L/Cpl Lewis: P.H. Burton
Cpl Quitter: Philip Cunningham
Sgt Snell: Roger Snowdon
Pte Wyatt: George Owen
2nd-Lieut Jenkins: Leonard Sachs
Captain Gwynn: Ivan Samson
Alice: Julian Orde
The Native: John Rorke
Narrative of Action: James McKechnie
Narrative of Thought: Abraham Sofaer
Narrative of Memory: Valentine Dyall


' States and Morals,' by T. D. Weldon , reviewed by T. E. Utley


Unknown: T. D. Weldon
Reviewed By: T. E. Utley


Edited by Anthony Lewis
Symphony for piano played by Colin Horsley


Edited By: Anthony Lewis
Played By: Colin Horsley


A short story by Elizabeth Bowen , adapted for broadcasting by the author and read by Beatrice Curtis Brown


Story By: Elizabeth Bowen
Read By: Beatrice Curtis Brown


Song of Triumph (Veprik):
U.S.S.R. State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by A. V. Gauk
Symphony No. 6 (Shostakovich) :
Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Leopold Stokowski on gramophone records


Unknown: Leopold Stokowski

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