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Talk by Charles Smyth
Rector of St. Margaret's and Canon of Westminster
The precise date in 1554 of Hooker's birth is unknown. Canon Smyth speaks in celebration of his memory.
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 20)


Talk By: Charles Smyth


Adrienne Cole (soprano)
Hervey Alan (bass)
Geoffrey Gilbert (flute)
Peter Graeme
(oboe and oboe d'amore)
Harry Danks (viola d'amore)
Ambrose Gauntlett
(viola da gamba)
Charles Spinks
(organ and harpsichord)
The Haydn Orchestra
(Leader. Leonard Friedman )
Conductor, Harry Newstone


Soprano: Adrienne Cole
Bass: Hervey Alan
Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Oboe: Peter Graeme
Viola: Harry Danks
Viola: Ambrose Gauntlett
Unknown: Charles Spinks
Leader: Haydn Orchestra
Leader: Leonard Friedman
Conductor: Harry Newstone


Denis Stevens reviews Music of the Renaissance, a recent book by the American writer Gustave Reese.


Unknown: Denis Stevens
Unknown: Gustave Reese.


David Oistrakh (violin)
V. Yampolsky (piano)


Violin: David Oistrakh
Piano: V. Yampolsky


by John Whiting
Adapted for radio and produced by Peter Watts
(Sunday afternoon's recorded broadcast)


Unknown: John Whiting
Produced By: Peter Watts


G minor (L.338) E flat (L.113)
D minor (L.110) C (L.458) D (L.461) played by Nina Milkina (piano)
(The recorded broadcast of July 18)


Piano: Nina Milkina

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