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A Meditation for Whit Sunday by Monsignor A. H. Ryan , D.D., D.Ph., with the choir of the Holy
Cross Retreat, Ardoyne, Belfast
Conductor, Dermot McGuinness
Introit for the day: Spiritus Domini Loquebantur (Palestrina) Regina Coell (Suriano)
VenI, Sancte Spiritus (Plainsong) Magnificat (Lassus)
Te Lucis ante Terminum
From .the Holy Cross Church


Unknown: Monsignor A. H. Ryan
Conductor: Dermot McGuinness

: BACH Das wohltemperierte Clavier, Book 1

Six Preludes and Fugues
C; C minor; C sharp; C sharp minor; D; D minor played by Hans Brandts Buys (harpsichord)
First of four recitals in which Hans Brandts Buys is to play Book 1 of Das wohltemperierte Clavier


Played By: Hans Brandts
Unknown: Hans Brandts


A Dublin Portrait
Features of the poet, as reflected in the flow of Dublin conversation
Drawn from* recordings recently made by Mrs Yeats Anne Yeats Maud Gonne MacBride
Iseult Stuart , Nora MacGuinness
Miss Macnie , Frank O'Connor
Lennox Robinson , Richard Best John Eglinton . Sean MacBride
Sean O'Faolain , Austen Clarke
Brinsley Macnamara , R. M. Smyllie
Arthur Hanna. Dossy Wright Framed by Fred O'Donovan
Edited by W. R. Rodgers and produced by Maurice Brown


Unknown: Mrs Yeats
Unknown: Anne Yeats
Unknown: Maud Gonne MacBride
Unknown: Iseult Stuart
Unknown: Nora MacGuinness
Unknown: Miss MacNie
Unknown: Frank O'Connor
Unknown: Lennox Robinson
Unknown: Richard Best
Unknown: John Eglinton
Unknown: Sean MacBride
Unknown: Sean O'Faolain
Unknown: Austen Clarke
Unknown: Brinsley MacNamara
Unknown: R. M. Smyllie
Unknown: Arthur Hanna.
Unknown: Dossy Wright
Unknown: Fred O'Donovan
Edited By: W. R. Rodgers
Produced By: Maurice Brown

: Performance in English of 'THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH'

Opera in four acts after Sir Walter Scott 's novel
Music by Bizet
BBC Theatre Chorus
(Chorus-Master, John Clements )
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum )
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt.
Winton Dean writes on page 4
The action takes place in Perth towards the end of the 14th century
Act 1
The workshop of Harry Smith , the armourer
Act 2
A public square. Night


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Chorus-Master: John Clements
Leader: David McCallum
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Winton Dean
Unknown: Harry Smith
Catherine Glover: Gwen Catley
Mab, a gypsy: Lorely Dyer
Harry Smith, in love with Catherine: Richard Lewis
The Duke of Rothesay: Trefor Jones
Ralph: Norman Walker
Simon Glover, Catherine's father: Owen Brannigan
A nobleman: David Holman
The majordomo: George Stearn Scott


The Origins of the Search for
Certainty in Plato
First of three talks by Stuart Hampshire, Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford


Act 3
A hall in the palace of the Duke
Act 4
A public square. St. Valentine's Day


by Rosemary Freeman


Unknown: Rosemary Freeman


Das wohltemperierte Clavier, Book 1
Six Preludes and Fugues
C; C minor: C sharp; C sharp minor; D; D minor played by James Ching (piano)
First of four piano recitals in which Book 1 of Das wohltemperierte Clavier is to be played


Played By: James Ching

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