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Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo
(Little Organ Solo Mass) (1770)
Divertimento in F (1760)
Salve Regina (1771)


Unknown: Sancti Joannis de Deo


by Nicolai Gogol
Read by Carleton Hobbs
A shortened version of the translation by Constance Garnett


Read By: Carleton Hobbs
Translation By: Constance Garnett


Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81
Allegro; Dumka; Scherzo; Finale played by The New London Quartet:
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Lionel Bentley (violin) Keith Cummings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello) Harry Isaacs (piano)


Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Violin: Lionel Bentley
Viola: Keith Cummings
Cello: Douglas Cameron
Piano: Harry Isaacs


by Sir Charles Webster , K.C.M.G.
Stevenson Professor of International History in the University of London and President of the British Academy (Shortened version of a speech given on Dec. 7 at the annual Oration Day at the London School of Economics)


Unknown: Sir Charles Webster


Pierre Bernac (baritone)
Harry Danks (viola d'amore)
Desmond Dupre (lute)
Ralph Downes (organ)
(Music edited by Denis Stevens )


Baritone: Pierre Bernac
Viola: Harry Danks
Unknown: Desmond Dupre
Unknown: Ralph Downes
Edited By: Denis Stevens


A monthly report on the arts, science, and politics abroad
Compiled by Alan Pryce-Jones


Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones


A cantata by Elizabeth Poston
Text based on the Childhood of Christ as described in the New Testament and in traditional English ballads drawn from the legends of the Apocryphal Gospels, compiled and written by Terence Tiller
A section of the Covent Garden Opera Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson )
Members of the Choir of Highgate School
(Director, Edward Chapman )
Gareth Morris (solo Mute)
Charles Spinks (organ)
An Instrumental Ensemble (Led by Vera Kantrovitch )
Conducted by Douglas Robinson
Reader, Anne Cullen


Unknown: Elizabeth Poston
Written By: Terence Tiller
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Unknown: Edward Chapman
Unknown: Gareth Morris
Unknown: Charles Spinks
Unknown: Vera Kantrovitch
Conducted By: Douglas Robinson
Reader: Anne Cullen
The Holy Child B: R Dawswell. (boy Soprano)
The Angel: Alfred Deller (counter Tenor)
Narrator: Rene Soames (tenor)


Doris Gambell (soprano)
Cecil Cox (flute)
Sale and District Musical Society
(Conductor, Alfred Higson )
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Sir Arthur Bliss ' Pastoral, which is dedicated to Elgar, was first performed in 1929. The poems are selected from the works of Ben Jonson , John Fletcher , Poliziano, Theocritus, and Robert Nichols.


Soprano: Doris Gambell
Flute: Cecil Cox
Conductor: Alfred Higson
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Unknown: Sir Arthur Bliss
Unknown: Ben Jonson
Unknown: John Fletcher
Unknown: Robert Nichols.


Talk by J. Z. Young , F.R.S.
The speaker comments on the work and thought of Sir Charles Sherrington , o.M.


Talk By: J. Z. Young
Unknown: Sir Charles Sherrington


Carl Dolmetsch (recorder)
Joseph Saxby (harpsichord)


Unknown: Carl Dolmetsch
Harpsichord: Joseph Saxby

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