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: THE ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF CHRISTIAN CHANT

A series of six programmes arranged and introduced by Egon Wellesz
1-An Introductionto Christian Chant

Contributors

Introduced By: Egon Wellesz

: Imaginary Conversation* 'THE DUCHESS AT SUNSET'

Written for broadcasting by Pamela Hansford Johnson
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
Music for piano composed and played by Arthur Oldham
The date is 1941. These characters from Proust's ' A la Recherche du Temps Perdu ' are imagined to be still in their heyday.
(Recording: a new production of the programme first broadcast in 1948) (Austin Trevor is appearing in ' Affairs of tate ' at the Cambridge Theatre, London)

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Played By: Arthur Oldham
Narrator: Esme Percy
Baron de Charlus: Austin Trevor
Marcel: Anthony Jacobs
Duchesse de Guermantes: Lydia Sherwood
Due de Guermantes: Oliver Burt
Mme de Villeparisis: Barbara Trevor
Comte Hannibal de Breautg-Consalvt: Richard Hurndall
Footman: Joe Sterne
M Verdurin: Richard Williams
Mme Verdurin: Betty Hardy
Dr Cottard: Malcolm Hayes
Saniette: Bryan Powley
Professor Brichot: Raf de la Torre
Mme Cottard: Gladys Spencer
Albertine: Olive Gregg
M de Norpois: Carleton Hobbs

: ' THE FAIRY QUEEN

The music of Purcell's opera
(A second performance of the programme broadcast yesterday)
Acts 1 and 2

: THE USE OF CREEDS

Talk by R. H. Thouless , Ph.D.
Fellow of Corpus Christi College and Reader in Educational Psychology in the University of Cambridge
Dr. Thouless discusses the value of the historic creeds of Christendom. He points out that many Christians are in doubt about certain statements in the creed. Their doubts do not exclude them from membership of the Christian Church, but any convert to Christianity who wishes t become a member of the Church of England is required to accept the Apostles' Creed as a statement of his faith. Dr. Thouless questions whether this is a proper use of the creed and mainta ns it is indefensible that we should require a more rigid conformity of belief from catechumens than from those who hold high office in the Church.

Contributors

Talk By: R. H. Thouless

: RING OF WORDS

Bright is the ring of words
When the right man rings them
Some reflections by ' Christopher Salmon on the character of spoken language
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 26)

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Salmon

: 'THE FAIRY QUEEN'

Act 5, including Final Chaconne

: THE CHORUS AT COLONUS

F. R. Dale reads some passages from the choruses of Sophocles' ' Oedipus at Colonus ' in the original Greek and in a translation designed to illustrate the metrical pattern of the original
. See tomorrow at 9.45

Contributors

Unknown: F. R. Dale

: MAX REGER

Suite in G, Op. 131c for unaccompanied cello played by William Pleeth

Contributors

Played By: William Pleeth

: THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Talk by Herbert Agar
The speaker has for many years divided his time between the U.S.A., of which he is a native, and Britain, where he has worked as a journalist, a political historian, and an officer of the American Embassy.
In the recent election campa:gn Mr.
Agar was in the U.S.A. working for Adlai Stevenson. In this talk he gives some of the conclusions he reached about the state of the Democratic Par'y and the future that lies before it in the changing scene of America.
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 27)

Contributors

Talk By: Herbert Agar
Unknown: Adlai Stevenson.

: RAVEL

Miroirs:
Noctuelles: Oiseaux tristps: Une barque sur l'ocean; Alborada del gracioso; La valine des cloches played by Walter Gieseking (piano) on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Alborada Del
Piano: Walter Gieseking








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