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Brian Dawswell (boy soprano)
The Cecilian Quartet:
Joyce Gow (soprano)
Silvia Beamish (contralto)
Lyndon Vanderpump (tenor)
James Atkins (bass)
The Renaissance Singers
Conductor, Michael Howard
London Consort of Viols:
Harry Danks (treble viol)
Desmond Dupré (tenor viol)
Jacqueline Townshend (tenor viol)
Henry Revell (bass viol)
Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
Respond: Loquebantur variis linguis
Two In Nomines a 4 Choir:
Hymn: Jesu salvator saecuU
Felix namque
Miserere nostri, Domine
Like as the doleful dove
When shall my sorrowful sighing
Soprano and viols:
Ye sacred muses (Elegy on the death of Tallis) (Byrd)
(The choral music and the viol music is recorded). Last of a series of five programmes of music by Tallis


Unknown: Brian Dawswell
Soprano: Joyce Gow
Contralto: Silvia Beamish
Tenor: Lyndon Vanderpump
Bass: James Atkins
Conductor: Michael Howard
Unknown: Harry Danks
Tenor: Desmond Dupré
Tenor: Jacqueline Townshend
Bass: Henry Revell
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart

: Cecil Trouncer A vice Landone, Catherine Lacey in 'LOVE AND GEOGRAPHY'

by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Translated from the Norwegian by Edwin BjBrkman
Adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham
Scene: Professor Tygesen's house in a provincial town in Norway in the year 1885


Unknown: Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Unknown: Edwin Bjbrkman
Broadcasting By: Cynthia Pughe
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
Karen: Avice Landone
Mrs Birgit Romer: Catherine Lacey
Professor Tygesen: Cecil Trouncer
Miss Malta Rambek: Rosamund Greenwood
Henning: Patrick Troughton
Ane: Olive Gregg
Professor Turman: Mark Dignam
Helga: Patricia Field


Geoffrey Gilbert (flute)
Charles Spinks
(harpsichord continuo)
The Harvey Phillips
String Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Bean )
Conductor, Harvey Phillips


Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks
Unknown: Harvey Phillips
Leader: Hugh Bean
Conductor: Harvey Phillips


by Philip Toynbee
The third of four talks on Samuel Butter , author of ' Erewhon ' and ' The Way of All Flesh,' who died fifty years ago


Unknown: Philip Toynbee
Unknown: Samuel Butter


Thirty-three Variations on a Waltz of Diabelli, Op. 120 played by Claudio Arrau (piano)
Last of sixteen recitals


Piano: Claudio Arrau


1-The Urban Nomads
Compiled by Douglas Cleverdon and Laurence Kitchin from the conversations recorded by Henry Mayhew with Harry Locke , Joe Sterne
Charles Leno , Harry Fowler
Ernest Jay , Charles Lamb Vida Hope , Diana Maddox
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
In 1851 Henry Mayhew published the first volume of his ' London Labour and the London Poor: the conditions and earnings of those that will work, cannot work, and will not work,' which consists mainly of verbatim reports of his conversations with men and women who followed every kind of occupation in mid-Victorian London.


Unknown: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Laurence Kitchin
Unknown: Henry Mayhew
Unknown: Harry Locke
Unknown: Joe Sterne
Unknown: Charles Leno
Unknown: Harry Fowler
Unknown: Ernest Jay
Unknown: Charles Lamb
Unknown: Vida Hope
Unknown: Diana Maddox
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Mayhew: Carleton Hobbs


Quartet No. 2, in F minor played by the Griller String Quartet on gramophone records


Talk by Robert Speaight on a book by Henri Massis , ' Maurras et notre temps,' recently published in France (The recorded broadcast of Feb. 24)


Talk By: Robert Speaight
Book By: Henri Massis

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