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Six talks on the Greek strain in English poetry by J. T. Sheppard , Litt.D., Provost of King's College, Cambridge
6—‘The Charioteer’


Unknown: J. T. Sheppard


Quartet in C, Op. 74 No. 1 played by the Zorian String Quartet :
Olive Zorian (violin)
Marjorie Lavers (violin)
Winifred Copperwheat (viola)
Norina Semino (cello)


Violin: Olive Zorian
Violin: Marjorie Lavers
Viola: Winifred Copperwheat
Cello: Norina Semino


A talk on the political or economic events of the day


A sequence of worship and music, traditional ceremony and festivity, recorded in the churches, cafes, streets, and countryside of Europe during the last days of December and the first weeks of January, by Maurice Brown, Edward Ward, and Jack BornoffSwitzerland New Year's Eve: songs and carols in the four languages of Switzerland Twelfth Night: the children's ceremony of ' The Three Kings ' at Beromiinster The ' Vogel Gryff' dances on the Middle Rhine Bridge, Basle Germany Excerpts from Church Cantata No. 151 by Bach: ' Süsser Trost, mein Jesu kommt.' From Hamburg Poland New Year's Eve at Zakopane in the High Tatra: a New Year greeting; the dances; pipers and singers; and the Gypsy bands The Heynal at Cracow Twelfth Night at Katowice : the miner's hymn; carols; a cradle song and dances Provence • Aubade on New Year's Day at Cassis-sur-Mer Traditional pastorales at Avignon and Aix-en-Provence Carillon at Avignon March of the Kings on the first Sunday after Epiphany, from Aix-en-Provence CathedralReaders: Arthur Bush and Alan Wheatley Programme arranged and produced by Maurice Brown {Alan Whealley broadcasts by permission of Two Cities Films)


Jo Vincent (soprano)
Nancy Evans (contralto)
Stanley Riley (bass) The Cantata Singers
The Jacques Orchestra
(Leader, Ruth Pearl )
David Willcocks (organ)
Thornton Lofthouse (continuo)
Conductor, Reginald Jacques
George Eskdale (trumpet)


Soprano: Jo Vincent
Contralto: Nancy Evans
Bass: Stanley Riley
Leader: Ruth Pearl
Leader: David Willcocks
Unknown: Thornton Lofthouse
Conductor: Reginald Jacques
Unknown: George Eskdale


Gifford Lecture by R. B. Perry
Professor Ralph Barton Perry , of Harvard University, completed last December his series of Gifford Lectures, which were delivered at Glasgow University under the general title Realms of Value.' (Tonight's broadcast is a recording of his final lecture, given on December 2, 1947)


Unknown: R. B. Perry
Unknown: Professor Ralph Barton Perry


Symphonic Suite No. 2: Protee played by the San Francisco
Symphony Orchestra
Conductor, Pierre Monteux on gramophone records


Conductor: Pierre Monteux

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