William Pleeth (cello)
Margaret Good (piano)
Henry Cummings (baritone)
Frederick Stone (accompanist)
Robert Masters Trio: Robert Masters (violin)
Nannie Jamieson (viola)
Muriel Taylor (cello)
The Society for the Promotion of New Music (President, Dr. Ralph Vaughan Williams, O.M.) is a non-profit-making organisation whose monthly studio recitals and periodic experimental rehearsals of new orchestral works have helped greatly to encourage and establish our younger composers.
The New Music recitals broadcast by the Third Programme have often included compositions first performed and discussed by the Society, and the permanence of their pioneer activities is embodied in a recently issued list of recommended works, from which this programme has been chosen.
The Society was founded in 1943 by Francis Chagrin, and tonight's broadcast is in recognition of its constant support for New Music. Harry Croft-Jackson
Talk by Alan Pryce-Jones about André Billy 's ' Sainte-Beuve, sa vie et son temps,' published in France
I-Works from Dunstable's Early Period
Transcribed and edited by Manfred F. Bukofzer
Susi Jeans (organ)
The Ambrosian Singers
An Instrumental Ensemble
Sanctus and Agnus Dei
Venl sancte spiritus; Consolator optime; Sancti spiritual ass nobis gratia
Sub tuam protectlonem
Sub tuam protectionem (organ intabulation)
Programme introduced by Jeremy Noble
A series of six programmes
by Jane Austen
Adapted for radio and produced by Terence Tiller
Anne Wood (contralto)
Harry Danks (viola)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Rudolf Schwarz
An observer's impressions of current life and opinion by Christopher Salmon
Fifty years ago, it has been said, one could tell what a' person was by the way he dressed. Society was full of obvious distinctions. Have we abandoned our distinguishing marks because we think we no longer have any social parts to play?
interviewed by Henry Mayhew '
Adapted for broadcasting by Douglas Cleverdon from Mayhew's ' London Labour and the London Poor'
played by The London Flute Ensemble:
William de Blaise (flute) Granville Jones (violin)
Maurice Loban (viola) Norina Semino (cello)