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on the Feast of the Ascension
The Lord's Prayer
The Preces (Tomkins) Psalm 47 (Tomkins)
First Lesson: from Daniel 7 Magnificat (Purcell in B flat) Second Lesson: Hebrews 1
Nunc dimittis (Purcell in B flat) Creed, Suffrages, Collects
Anthem: 0 sing unto the Lord
Prayers and the Grace
Service conducted by Prebendary G. F. Saywell
Precentor, Rev. Cecil Clark
The Renaissance Singers
The Welbeck Orchestra
(Led by Irene Richards )
Directed by Michael Howard
Organist, Garth Benson


Unknown: Rev. Cecil Clark
Unknown: Irene Richards
Directed By: Michael Howard
Organist: Garth Benson


First of two talks by Leo Kuper on some of the assumptions behind contemporary town planning
Are the city planners' provisions for community spirit ' in neighbourhood units and centres a bucolic dream? Is not the desire for privacy and independence the real pattern of urban living? Leo Kuper , Lecturer in Sociology at Birmingham University, believes that the planner needs research of a kind deeper than the social survey to resolve his dilemma between shaping society and simply reflecting it.
(The recorded broadcast of May 9)
Second talk: tomorrow at 6.15


Unknown: Leo Kuper
Unknown: Leo Kuper


Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano)
René Soames (tenor)
Alexander Young (tenor)
James Whitehead (viola da gamba)
Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
Songs by Sigismondo d'India
Madrigal: Cara mia cetr' andanne Aria: Torna il sereno zefiro
Madrigal: E pur tu part' ohimé Aria: Pallidetta qual viola
Lament of Dido: Infelice Didone
Duet: Dove potro mai gir
Second of three programmes arranged by Nigel Fortune.
Last programme May 26
A native of Sicily, Sigismondo d'lndia was a leading figure in the musical life of Florence, Milan, and Venice, where many of his compositions were published. These reflected the wide sympathies and tastes of the times, and included a capella choral music both sacred and secular and also five books of songs set to texts by Marino, Ariosto, and Tasso. It was during the composer's sojourn at the court of the Farnese in 1609 that he wrote his first book of songs (Le Musiche da cantor solo), dedicated to Ranuccio Farnese , Duke of Parma and Piacenza. His last volume appeared in 1623. D.S.


Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Tenor: Alexander Young
Viola: James Whitehead
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart
Arranged By: Nigel Fortune.
Unknown: Ranuccio Farnese


by Bernard Shaw
Introduced by St. John Ervine
The play produced by Esmé Percy
During the interval (8.45-8.55 app.) the following will be broadcast:
Elegie, Op. 24 played by Pierre Fournier (cello)
Ernest Lush (piano) on gramophone records


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Cello: Pierre Fournier


Second of two illustrated talks by Gerald Moore
Gerald Moore talks about the interpretation of ' Auf ein altes Bild ' (Mörike); . Anakreons Grab' (Goethe); and (from the Italienisches Liederbuch) ' Wer rief dich denn?,' ' Und willst du deinen Liebsten sterben sehen'!,' and Schweig' einmal still ' sung by Flora Nielsen (mezzo-soprano)
(The songs are recorded)


Unknown: Gerald Moore
Talks: Gerald Moore
Sung By: Flora Nielsen


Quartet in F minor
Op. 55 No. 2 played by the New London Quartet: Erich Gruenberg (violin)
Lionel Bentley (violin) Keith Cummings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello)
(The recorded broadcast of July 21)


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


Talk by Gordon Childe


Talk By: Gordon Childe

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