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Edited by Anthony Lewis
Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)
Ena Mitchell (soprano)
Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)
Eric Greene (tenor) Arnold Goldsbrough
(organ and harpsichord)
BBC Chorus
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
Conducted by Cyril Gell
Programme includes excerpts from Schiitz's ' Christmas Oratorio,' Zelenka's ' Oratorio in Honour of St. Wenceslas,' and Manfredini's ' Christmas Concerto '


Edited By: Anthony Lewis
Soprano: Margaret Field-Hyde
Soprano: Ena Mitchell
Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Tenor: Eric Greene
Tenor: Arnold Goldsbrough
Conducted By: Cyril Gell


A Norwegian fairy story written and produced by Louis MacNeice. Special music by Antony Hopkins


Produced By: Louis MacNeice.
Music By: Antony Hopkins
Picture Book: Hedli Anderson
King: Peter Ustinov
Boots: Cyril Cusack
Raven: Dylan Thomas
Salmon: Malcolm Graeme
Wolf: Charles Leno
Princess: Betty Chancellor
Giant: Bert Middleton
Saw-Monger: Basil Jones


* The Illusory Shape of Magic *
Beatrice Curtis Brown reviews ' The White Deer' by James-Thurber


played by The Lowenguth Quartet
Alfred Lowenguth (violin), Maurice Fueri (violin), Roger Roche (viola), Pierre Basseux (cello)
String Quartet in C minor. Op. 18
No. 4
String Quartet in F. Op. 135


Violin: Alfred Lowenguth
Violin: Rice Fueri
Violin: Roger Roche
Viola: Pierre Basseux


' On the Morning of Christ's
Nativity' by John Milton , read by Robert Harris ; and ' An Eclogue for Christmas' by Louis MacNeice, read by Reginald Beckwith and Bernard Miles. Produced by Patric Dickinson


Unknown: John Milton
Read By: Robert Harris
Read By: Reginald Beckwith
Read By: Bernard Miles.
Produced By: Patric Dickinson

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