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by Peter Laslett
Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge The speaker reviews Paul Hazard 's book, The European Mind: 1680-1715. (The recorded broadcast of June 26)


Unknown: Paul Hazard


played by the Martin String Quartet:
David Martin (violin)
Marjorie Lavers (violin) Eileen Grainger (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello)


Violin: David Martin
Violin: Marjorie Lavers
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Cello: Bernard Richards


John of the Sea
Illustrated talk by Thurston Dart
The speaker, who is a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge, talks about his recent elucidation of the puzzle motet associated with the famous anonymous
Tudor Mass, ' 0 Quam Suavis ,' and shows how it reveals the composer's identity. The motet is sung by members of the Schola Polyphonica under their conductor, Henry Washington.
This is the last of three programmes about recent research in the field of pre-Reformation English music.


Talk By: Thurston Dart
Unknown: Quam Suavis
Conductor: Henry Washington.


An Irish Portrait
Drawn from the memories and opinions of his countrymen:
Sean O'Casey , St. John Ervine Denis Johnston , Oliver Gogarty
Frank O'Connor , L. A. G. Strong
Lord Glenavy , Lady Hanson Lady , ThomsonMrs. Tyrrell Professor T. Bodkin, Austin Clarke
Pearse Beasley , P. Kirwan and Sean MacReamoinn
Edited and introduced by W. R. Rodgers
Produced by Maurice Brown


Unknown: Sean O'Casey
Unknown: John Ervine
Unknown: Denis Johnston
Unknown: Oliver Gogarty
Unknown: Frank O'Connor
Unknown: L. A. G. Strong
Unknown: Lord Glenavy
Unknown: Mrs. Tyrrell Professor T. Bodkin,
Unknown: Austin Clarke
Unknown: Pearse Beasley
Unknown: Sean MacReamoinn
Produced By: Maurice Brown


Joan Stuart (soprano)
Catherine Lawson (contralto)
William McAlpine (tenor)
John Dethick (bass)
Charles Spinks (organ)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
St. Cecilia Orchestra (Leader, Thomas Carter )
Conducted by Charles Groves
The ninth of a series of concerts in which lesser-known choral works by Mozart are being broadcast
Last concert,which will include Missa Brevis in C (K.259): October 3


Soprano: Joan Stuart
Contralto: Catherine Lawson
Tenor: William McAlpine
Bass: John Dethick
Bass: Charles Spinks
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Thomas Carter
Conducted By: Charles Groves


Ian Stephens , Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, gives some personal impressions of the Society of British Aircraft Constructors' 1954 air display at Farnborough


Unknown: Ian Stephens


Fantasy in F minor, Op. 103
Rondo in A. Op. 107
Marche caractéristique in C, Op. 21
Paul Badura-Skoda and Joerg Demus
(piano duet) on gramophone records


Unknown: Paul Badura-Skoda
Piano: Joerg Demus


An illustrated talk by Helena Shire
The speaker has discovered that one of the seventeenth - century manuscript music books in the possession ob Lord Dalhousie contains material that scholars had thought lost for ever. There are two songs whose existence was known only from their parodies, several unknown lyrics, a telling in the vernacular of a great European ballad, and much else to cast light on seventeenth-century poetry in Scotland.
Readers, Molly Rankin and Duncan Mclntyre
(The recorded broadcast of July 28)


Readers: Molly Rankin
Readers: Duncan McLntyre

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