The London String Trio :
Emanuel Hurwitz (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola) Vivian Joseph (cello)
Yfrah Neaman (violdn)
Howard Ferguson (piano)
Treasurer of the MiddJe Temple
(' The greatest lawyer in a century of great lawyers ')
Talk by Richard O'SulMvao , Q.C.
Margaret Ritchie (soprano) Nancy Thomas (contralto)
Lloyd Strauss-Smith (tenor)
Richard Standen (base)
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader. Granville Jones )
Conducted by Georges Enesco .
Talk by Asa Briggs
The Workers Educational Association has been cdebrating its fiftieth anniversary, end to mark the occasion a history of its growth' and work by the Deputy President, Mrs. Mary Stocks, was published recently Asa Briggs, Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford, comments on <he place of the W.E.A. in the social history of the country during the first half of the twentieth century.
From St. Nicholas' Chapel,
The tune in the work by Vaughan Williams is ' On Christmas Night' from the Oxford Carol Book. The Prelude was used as incidental music for the BBC West of England's serial version of Thomas Hardy s novel The Mayor of Casterbridge.
Four programmes devised and presented by Ernest Borneman with recordings made in the field by Arthur S. Alberts
An analysis of the functions of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre in West African music
Technical illustrations by Philip Gbeho
Dix Pieces Pittoresques
Paysage; Mélancolie; Tourbillon; Sous bois; Mauresque; Idylle; Danse villageoise; Improvisation; Menuet pompejx; Scherzo-Valse played by Angus Morrison (piano)
by Hiladre Belloc
Reader, Carleton Hobbs
'Every word I have written of him is true.' So Hilaire Belloc ends this account of what happened to a soldier of his regiment on a certain Christmas Eve in the Forest of Ardennes.
' Ur Kung Eriks Visor '
(Five Songs of King Erik) sung by Arthur Reckless (baritone)
Josephine Lee (accompanist)
King Erik of Sweden (1533-77), after imprisoning many of his nobles, was himself imprisoned and deposed. The first song tells of his making merry after arresting Sture, a prominent noble; in the second he sings about himself and his jester; the third is addressed to his mistress Karin ' after she has danced '; the fourth is a song to Karin from prison; and the fifth is ' King Erik's last song.'