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Anne Wood (contralto)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
The works by Edmund Rubbra and Lennox Berkeley were commissioned by the Third Programme for Coronation Week. The first of the three poems chosen by Rubbra is taken from an ode ' Upon the King's Coronation '; the second is ' To the Queen: Entertained at Night by the Countess of Anglesey '; the last is from ' A Relation of the Late Royal Entertainment given by the Right Honourable the Lord Knowles at Cawsome House near Reading to our most gracious Queene, Queene Anne, 1613.' Berkeley's Suite though it makes use of rhythms characteristic of old Elizabethan dances, is a work thoroughly representative of its composer. H.R.


Contralto: Anne Wood
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: London, June 28, 1838

A radio survey of Queen Victoria's Coronation Day by Eric Ewens
[Starring] Yvonne Mitchell with Nicholas Hannen
with Dorothy Black, Patience Collier, Tita Dane, Valentine Dyall, Alexander Gauge, John Glen, Betty Hardy, Esme Percy, Robert Rietty, Anthony Shaw and Geoffrey Wincott
Narration by Hugh Burden
Production by Christopher Sykes


Writer: Eric Ewens
[Actress]: Yvonne Mitchell
Unknown: Nicholas Hannen
[Actress]: Dorothy Black
[Actress]: Patience Collier
[Actress]: Tita Dane
Unknown: Valentine Dyall
Unknown: Alexander Gauge
Unknown: John Glen
[Actress]: Betty Hardy
Unknown: Esme Percy
Unknown: Robert Rietty
Unknown: Anthony Shaw
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Narration: Hugh Burden
Production By: Christopher Sykes


The Dutch String Quartet:
Nap de Klijn (viol,in) Johan van Helden (violin)
Paul Godwin (viola)
Carel van Boomkamp (celdo)


Unknown: Nap de Klijn
Violin: Johan van Helden
Viola: Paul Godwin
Viola: Carel van Boomkamp


Talk by Paul Claudel
The programme ends with a readiing from his play ' Le Soulier de Satin '


Talk By: Paul Claudel

: Music from the opera ' KING ARTHUR'

by Henry Purcell
Doris Gambedl (soprano) ' Eilidh MoNab (soprano)
Edith Osler (soprano) Lorri Lail (contralto) René Soames (tenor)
Thomas Hemsley (baritone)
George James (bass)
Norman Walker (base)
George Malcolm (harpsichord) and John Sbinebourne (cello)
London Chamber Singers
London Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Andrew Cooper )
Acts 1 and 2


Unknown: Henry Purcell
Soprano: Doris Gambedl
Soprano: Eilidh Monab
Soprano: Edith Osler
Contralto: Lorri Lail
Tenor: René Soames
Baritone: Thomas Hemsley
Bass: George James
Bass: Norman Walker
Harpsichord: George Malcolm
Harpsichord: John Sbinebourne
Leader: Andrew Cooper
Conductor: Anthony Bernard


A spectator's impressions of June 2, by Christopher Salmon


Unknown: Christopher Salmon

: Music from the opera , KING ARTHUR'

Acts 3. 4, and 5


1937: by Philip Toynbee


Unknown: Philip Toynbee


Choir of Salisbury Cathedral
Conductor, Douglas Guest
Ronald Tickner (organ)


Conductor: Douglas Guest
Conductor: Ronald Tickner


sends a greeting in music and words to his friends in Britain
Introduced by Lionel Salter


Introduced By: Lionel Salter

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