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played by KendallTaylor(piano)


Piano: Kendall Taylor


Written and produced by W. R. Rodgers
This programme presents the fading picture of storytelling today. The Gaelic recordings were made by a unit in the course of a recent Irish journey


Produced By: W. R. Rodgers


Flore Wend (soprano)
Constance Shacklock (contralto)
Frans Vroons (tenor) Roger Rico (baritone)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Oscar Lampe)
Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt.
(Sixth of 7 Haydn-Mozart concerts conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham)
(Constance Shacklock broadcasts by arrangement tvith the General Administrator cf Covent Garden Opera Trust)
Part 1
Excerpts from King Thamos. for baritone, chorus, and orchestra
Symphony No. 41, in C (Jupiter)


Soprano: Flore Wend
Contralto: Constance Shacklock
Tenor: Frans Vroons
Baritone: Roger Rico
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Oscar Lampe
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Conducted By: Constance Shacklock

: The Man Who Recognised The Royal Family at Varennes

An imaginary biography
Written by Hilaire Belloc
Read by Paul Dehn
On Midsummer's Night, 1791, Louis XVI and his wife and children; in flight from Paris, were intercepted at Varennes. This imaginary biography of the man responsible for the interception, one Drouet, was composed by Hilaire Belloc for a series first broadcast in 1936.


Writer: Hilaire Belloc
Reader: Paul Dehn


(Concert continued)
Requiem Mass (K.626)

: ' OLD AGE'

Short story by Kate Roberts
Read by David Lloyd James


Story By: Kate Roberts
Read By: David Lloyd James


Talk by Dr. George Taylor on the significance of the discovery in China of Metasequoia, a fossilage tree. (BBC recording)


Talk By: Dr. George Taylor


Sixteenth-Century Music played by the London Harpsichord Ensemble
Introduced by Denis Stevens


Introduced By: Denis Stevens


Talk by Dudley Carevv


Talk By: Dudley Carevv

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