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: C. P. E. BACH

The names of those taking part in this concert are as printed yesterday at 8.55
Part 1
Magnificat tor soloists, chorus, and orchestra


A talk about New Zealand by J. A. W. Bennett
Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford and Senior Tutor in English Language and Literature

: C. P. E. BACH

(concert continued)
Symphony in F
Harpsichord Concerto In D minor
Excerpts from the cantata: Aufersitehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu , for bass, chorus, and orchestra


Unknown: Himmelfahrt Jesu

: Robert Harris Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley in ' The Most Piteous Tale of THE DEATH OF ARTHUR'

by Sir Thomas Malory , Knight
Adapted for broadcasting and produced bv Douglas Cleverdon from the last part of Morte Darthur edited by Eugene Vinaver from the text of the Winchester MS: with music composed and conducted by P. Racine Fricker
(Continued in next column)
The narration of Sir Thomas Malory spoken by Norman Shelley
Part 1
In the Winchester text the Arthurian cycle consi&ts of etglhi separate tales. The last, entitled The Mosle Pyleuous Tale of the Morte Arthure Saunz Gwerdon, tells how Sir Aggravayne and Sir Mordred disclosed to King Arthur the love between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guenevere; how this led to strife between Lancelot and Gawayne, and war between Arthur and Mordred; with the death of Arthur, followed by the deaths of Guenevere and Lancelot. It is the most moving, the most majestic of all Malory's tales. To quote Caxton's preface, ' herein may be seen noble chivalry, courtesy, humanity, friendliness, hardiness, love, friendship, cowardice, murder, hate, virtue, and sin. Do after the good and leave the evil, and it shall bring you to good fame and renown.' Douglas Cleverdon
9.10 Instrumental Music of the 15th and 16th Centuries on gramophone records


Unknown: Sir Thomas Malory
Unknown: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Morte Darthur
Edited By: Eugene Vinaver
Conducted By: P. Racine Fricker
Spoken By: Norman Shelley
Sir Lancelot du Lake: Robert Harris
King Arthur: Carleton Hobbs
Sir Bors: Frank Duncan
Sir Mordred: Neville Hartley
Sir Aggravayne: Deryck Guyler
Sir Lucan: Leonard Sachs
Sir Bedivere: Anthony Jacobs
Sir Gawayne: James McKechnie
Sir Gareth: Deryck Guyler
Bishop of Canterbury: Ronald Simpson
Queen Guenevere: Maxine Audley
A damsel: Jane Barrett

: ' The Most Piteous Tale of the Death of King Arthur'

by Sir Thomas Malory , Knight
Part 2


Unknown: Sir Thomas Malory


Fantasia, Op. 77
Variations in F. Op. 34
Rondo in G. Op. 51 No. 2 Sonata in E minor. Op. 90 played by Maurice Cole (piano)


Played By: Maurice Cole


Talk by David Green
As a sequel to his three talks on the formal garden, David Green quotes Stephen Switzer as epitomising the transitional period from the geometrical parterre to what Switzer called ' this farm-like way of gardening,' a back-to-nature cuh which in turn was to lead to the painstakingly contrived 'natural' landscapes oi Capability Brown.
(The recorded broadcast of August 26)


Talk By: David Green
Unknown: David Green
Unknown: Stephen Switzer


Herbert Downes (viola)
Clifton Helliwell (harpsichord)


Viola: Herbert Downes
Harpsichord: Clifton Helliwell

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