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BBC Singers
Conducted by Herbert Murrill
London Consort of Viols :
Harry Danks (treble viol)
Stanley Wootton (treble viol)
Jacqueline Townshend (tenor viol)
Henry Revell (bass viol)
Susi Jeans (organ)
First of five programmes of Renaissance music.
None would deny the pride of place given to our Elizabethan composers. Their predecessors had nevertheless perfected a style that blended the best Continental technique with original and insular musical ideas. One aspect of this blending may be heard in a motet by Tallis, dating from the Waltham Abbey rather than the Chapel Royal period. Another is to be found in the unique derivation of the ' In nomine ' for strings or keyboard from the Benedictus of a six-part mass by Taverner. The Gloria by Philip ap Rhys is remarkable for being part of the only Tudor organ Mass that has come down to us.
Denis Stevens


Conducted By: Herbert Murrill
Unknown: Harry Danks
Unknown: Stanley Wootton
Tenor: Jacqueline Townshend
Bass: Henry Revell
Unknown: Susi Jeans
Unknown: Denis Stevens

: The War on Spiders and Insects

Talk by W. S. Bristow, Sc.D
Dr. Bristow, one of the leading investigators of the life history of British spiders and author of the Royal Society's book "The Comity of Spiders", discusses the offensive and defensive relations of spider and insect. The menace of the spider, he believes, has been potent in the evolution of protective devices among insects and may have been a factor in the development of flying and hopping.


Speaker: W.S. Bristow, Sc.D

: From Sadler's Wells Theatre, London (by arrangement with the Governors) 'DON CARLOS'

Opera in three acts and seven scenes
Libretto by Mery Locle and Du Locle
English version by Norman Tucker
Music by Verdi
Sadler's Wells Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leo Quayle
Sadler's Wells Orchestra
(Leader, Walter Price )
Conductor, Michael Mudie
Production by George Devine
7.0 Act 1
Scene 1: The forest of Fontainebleau. A night in winter
Scene 2: Inside the palace in Madrid six months later. Morning
8.0 Interval
8.10 Act 2
Scene 1: The palace garden, some weeks later. Night
Scene 2: The King's private chamber. Dawn next morning
Scene 3: Inside the Palace. The same morning
9.5 Interval
9.15 Act 3
Scene 1: The vaults of the palace. The same evening
Scene 2: The palace garden. Later that night


Unknown: Mery Locle
Unknown: Du Locle
Unknown: Norman Tucker
Music By: Verdi
Unknown: Sadler'S Wells
Chorus-Master: Leo Quayle
Leader: Walter Price
Conductor: Michael Mudie
Production By: George Devine
Philip II King of Spain: Stanley Clarkson
Don Carlos, his son: James Johnston
Rodrigo, Duke of Posa: Frederick Sharp
The Grand Inquisitor: Hervey Alan
Elizabeth of Valois: Joan Hammond
Princess Eboli: Amy Shuard
Thibault Elizabeth's page: Josephine Proust
Count of Lerma: John Probyn
Herald: Rhys Williams


Alexander Halpern , who was General Secretary of the Provisional Government in Russia up to October 1917, reviews the first volume of E. H. Carr 's History of Soviet Russia, published recently


Unknown: Alexander Halpern
Unknown: E. H. Carr


A selection of his poems
Including ' Lament for the Makaris.' 'The Dance of the Sevin Deidly Synnis,' ' The Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedie,' To the Meiehantis of Edinburgh,' On the Resurrection of Christ,' ' To a Ladye,' and ' Of James Dog , Keipar of the Quenis Wardrop '
Readers: Harold Wightman
C. R. M. Brookes . Ian Stewart
Production by George Bruce


Unknown: Sevin Deidly
Unknown: James Dog
Readers: Quenis Wardrop
Readers: Harold Wightman
Readers: C. R. M. Brookes
Readers: Ian Stewart
Production By: George Bruce


String Quartet No. 2, in F minor
Allegro: Sostenuto :—Vivo e con brio;
Larghetto—Allegro played by the Griller String Quartet


by John Lehmann


Unknown: John Lehmann

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