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BBC Singers
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate


Conductor: Leslie Woodgate


and experiments on the musical scale
Talk by R. M. Sillitto
For centuries musicians have tried, unsuccessfully, to construct an organ that plays harmoniously in any key. R. M. Sillitto, Lecturer in Natural Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh, describes the new organ devised for this purpose by Dr. A. R. McClure, and compares some pieces on meantone and equal temperament. The musical illustrations on the McClure organ (now in the University of Edinburgh) are played by Hetrick Bunney.


Talk By: R. M. Sillitto
Played By: Hetrick Bunney.


Cyril Smith and Phyllis Sellick
(two pianos)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
For his Second Symphony William Words-worth was awarded first prize in the Edinburgh Festival competition two years ago. There were sixty-one entries from thirteen countries, and the final adjudicator was Sir Arthur Bliss. 'A symphony in the true sense of the word,' was his comment; ' each of the four contrasting movements is firmly built and skilfully formed.'


Unknown: Cyril Smith
Unknown: Phyllis Sellick
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: Donald Wolfit and Sonia Dresdel in THE WARS OF THE ROSES

A sequence of Shakespeare's histories edited by Professor J. Dover Wilson
' King Richard III '
(Continued in next column) with Franklyn Bellamy , John Cazabon Antony Kearey , Arthur Lawrence and Frank Tickle
Fanfares composed by John Hotchkis The play adapted and produced by Peter Watts
See page 11
During the interval (9.45-9.55 app.):
Music for fifteenth-century stringed instruments played by the Vielle Trio on gramophone records


Edited By: Professor J. Dover Wilson
Unknown: Franklyn Bellamy
Unknown: John Cazabon
Unknown: Antony Kearey
Unknown: Arthur Lawrence
Unknown: Frank Tickle
Composed By: John Hotchkis
Produced By: Peter Watts
Raphael Holinshed, the historian: Richard Hurndall
Richard, Duke of Gloucester: Donald Wolfit
George Duke of Clarence: Brian Hayes
Brackenbury, Lieutenant of the Tower: Duncan Carse
Lord Hastings: Peter Coke
Lady Anne. widow to 'the Prince of Wales (son to Henry VI): Rosalind Iden
Earl Rivers, brother to Elizabeth: Raf de la Torre
Sons to Elizabeth:The Marquess of Dorset: William Patrick
Lord Grey: David Enders
Elizabeth, Queen to Edward IV: Joan Hart
Duke of Buckingham: William Fox
Lord Stanley: Eric Anderson
Margaret, widow to Henry VI: Sonia Dresdel
Sir William Catesby: Anthony Jacobs
Two murderers: Preston Lockwood
Two murderers: Michael Bates
King Edward IV: John Glen
The Duchess of York: Elsa Palmer
Archbishop of York: Graveley Edwards
Earl of Oxford: Michael O'Halloran
Sons to Edward IV: Edward, Prince of Wales: Warren Hearnden
The Duke of York: G Blunt
Lord Mayor of London: Howard Rose
Sir Richard Ratcliffe: Tony Halfpenny
Lord Lovell: Wyndham Milligan
A scrivener: Frank Tickle
Sir James Tyrrel: Patrick Troughton
Henry, Earl of Richmond: Richard Bebb
The Ghost of Prince Edward (son toHenry VI): John Greenwood
The Ghost of Henry VI: Valentine Dyall


String Quartet No. 3 played by the Peter Gibbs String Quartet:
Peter Gibbs (violin) Kelly Isaacs (violin)
Patrick Ireland (viola) Bruno Schrecker (cello)


Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Violin: Peter Gibbs
Violin: Kelly Isaacs
Viola: Patrick Ireland
Cello: Bruno Schrecker


The Relation of Psycho-Analysis to Rationalism in France Today by Marie Bonaparte


Unknown: Marie Bonaparte

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