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Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)
Margaret Ritchie (soprano)
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
William Herbert (tenor) Norman Walker (bass) Maurice Vinden (organ)
The London Choir
Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Arnold Goldsbrough
Cantata: Ihr lieben Christen
Organ: Choral Prelude. In dulci Jubilo Cantata: Jesu meine Freude . Organ: Chaconne in E minor
Cantata: Wachet auf; Alleluia
Programme devised by Norman Stone


Soprano: Margaret Field-Hyde
Soprano: Margaret Ritchie
Soprano: Alfred Deller
Tenor: William Herbert
Bass: Norman Walker
Bass: Maurice Vinden
Conducted By: Arnold Goldsbrough
Unknown: Norman Stone


3 — ' The Musical Designs of Plainsong,' by Alec Robertson


Unknown: Alec Robertson


by August Strindberg
Adapted from
Max Faber 's English version
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham


Unknown: Max Faber
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
Adolph: Sebastian Shaw
Gustav: Richard Williams
Tekla: Lydia Sherwood


BBC Singers
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Dorothy Bond (soprano) Elsie Suddaby (soprano)
Rosina Raisbeck (contralto)
Trevor Anthony (bass)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
(Oontinued in next column)
Part 1
Excerpts from La Clemenza di Tito
Aria: S'altro che lagrime (Dorothy
Trio: Se al volto (Elsie Suddaby
Rosina Raisbeck , Trevor Anthony )
Canons for Unaccompanied Chorus:
Ave Maria (K.554)
G'rechtelt's enk (K.556)
Gehn wir im Prater (K.558) Bona nox (K.561)
Caro bel 'idol mio (K.562)
Conducted by Leslie Woodgate
(The second, third, and fourth canons are sungin English: translations by Steuart Wilson )
Cassation No. 2, in B flat (K.99)


Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Soprano: Dorothy Bond
Soprano: Elsie Suddaby
Contralto: Rosina Raisbeck
Bass: Trevor Anthony
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Elsie Suddaby
Unknown: Rosina Raisbeck
Unknown: Trevor Anthony
Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate
Unknown: Steuart Wilson

: Martyr King - or Public Enemy?

The execution of Charles I, on January 30, 1649, remains an abiding landmark in British history. In this programme its significance is assessed by two speakers with conflicting viewpoints: the Rt. Hon. Isaac Foot, Chairman of the Cromwell Association, and Roger Fulford, biographer of royalty.


Speaker: Isaac Foot
Speaker: Roger Fulford


A weekly talk on international affairs given by a BBC staff correspondent


Quartet in B flat, Op. 130 played by the New Italian Quartet


Herbert Read reviews ' Notes Towards a Definition of Culture ' by T. S. Eliot , and ' The Dilemma of the Arts ' by Wladimir Weidle


Unknown: T. S. Eliot
Unknown: Wladimir Weidle

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