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Suite in G minor played by Walter Gerwig (lute) on gramophone records
This work is better known as the Suite No. 5 in C minor for unaccompanied cello. The autograph manuscript of Bach's arrangement for lute, written on two staves like keyboard music, is in the Royal Library in Brussels. Another manuscript, in lute tablature, to be found in Leipzig, is in the hand of a copyist. Otlher works for the lute attributed to Bach indude suites in C minor, B minor, and E; he aito wrote a part for the lute in the St. John Passion and in the Trauer-Ode. J.L.


Played By: Walter Gerwig


2-The Empiricist Answer by Hugh Trevor-Roper


Unknown: Hugh Trevor-Roper

: Liszt: Requiem

BBC Men's Chorus
George Eskdale (trumpet)
Bramwell Wiggins (trumpet)
John Ashby (trombone)
Christopher Devenport (trombone)
William Bradshaw (timpani)
George Thalben-Ball (organ)
Conducted by Leslie Woodgate
From the Church of St. George the Martyr, Queen Square, London
Liszt's Requiem was written in Rome in 1867-8. It is a concise, powerful, and dramatic work that sometimes makes an experimental use of harmony - for instance, in the whole-tone passage at the words ne absorbeat eas Tartarus. Unlike Liszt's other religious music of this period it does not use Gregorian themes; Liszt had realised that the clergy of his time would never accept his music for liturgical use, and in this work, written only a few years after the deaths of his son and eldest daughter, he expressed his feelings about death in his own very personal way. (Humphrey Searle)
Another performance: tomorrow, 10.10


Unknown: George Eskdale
Unknown: Bramwell Wiggins
Unknown: John Ashby
Unknown: Christopher Devenport
Unknown: William Bradshaw
Unknown: George Thalben-Ball
Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate
Unknown: Humphrey Searle


Helen Gardner speaks about the edition of Donne's sermons now in course of publication under the editorship of G. R. Potter and Evelyn M. Simpson


Unknown: Helen Gardner


Suzanne DanCo (soprano)
Frederick Stone (piano)
Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
Quatuor Haydn:
Georges Maes (violin) Louis Hertogh (violin)
Louis Logie (viola)
René Pousseele (cello)
(Continued in next column)


Piano: Frederick Stone
Harpsichord: Thurston Dart
Violin: Georges Maes
Violin: Louis Hertogh
Viola: Louis Logie
Cello: René Pousseele


An observer's impressions of current life and opinion by Christopher Salmon
8—An Open Issue
The speaker, in his final talk, attempts to generalise from his impressions.
To be repeated tomorrow at 11.0


Unknown: Christopher Salmon


A chronicle of the Pilgrim Fathers
Written for broadcasting and introduced by C. P. Snow Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
(Continued in next column) withIan Catford , Denis Folwell
Chris Gittins , Arthur Lowe
Pauline Mills , Ian Sadler
John Shanp , Jacqueline Thompson and Lewis Wilson
O.d Version metrical psalms and a poem of George Herbert arranged and set by William Wordsworth , and sung by Janet Fraser (mezzo-soprano), Philip Hattey (bass-baritone), and a section of the BBC Men's Chorus William Bradford, Governor of New Ply-mouth, leader of the Pilgrim Fathers, wished in 1648 to teach the young men born in New England the history of the Pilgrims' adventures. So he wrote the ' Dialogue of the Young and Arvient Men,' which is here extended to treat the voyage of the Mayflower, the first winter in New England, a clash with the Indtans, and the first nft in the City of God


Introduced By: C. P. Snow
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Ian Catford
Unknown: Denis Folwell
Unknown: Chris Gittins
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: Pauline Mills
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: John Shanp
Unknown: Jacqueline Thompson
Unknown: Lewis Wilson
Unknown: William Wordsworth
Sung By: Janet Fraser
Bass-Baritone: Philip Hattey
William Bradford: Edward Chapman
Francis Cooke: Eric Francis
Peregrine White: Frank Partington
Wrestling Brewster: Basil Jones
Miles Standish: Fred Fairclough
Istac Allerton: Carleton Hobbs


Frank Merrick (piano)
Sonata No. 1, In F sharp minor
Four _ Romantic Pieces Arnold Box
Alan Rawsthorne
(first broadcast performance)
Alan Rawsthorne is one of rhe few English composers of his generation to produce piano music thait has won success. He studied the piano with Frank Merrick at the Royal Manchester College of Music, and his Four Romantic Pieces were written specially for the recital given by Frank Merrick in London last March in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of lais first London reciital. They have no titles, only tempo indications: Lento—Allegro motto, Allegretto, Allegro quasi Presto, Adagio maestoso. H. R.


Piano: Frank Merrick
Unknown: Arnold Box
Unknown: Alan Rawsthorne
Unknown: Alan Rawsthorne
Unknown: Frank Merrick
Unknown: Frank Merrick
Unknown: H. R.

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