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: The Waves

by Virginia Woolf
Excerpts from the novel selected and presented by Louis MacNeice
Louis MacNeice writes on page 6

During the interval (7.0-7.10 app.):
Four-part Fantasias:
G minor, B flat minor, F played by the Consort of Viols of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis on gramophone records


' When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd
A Requiem For those we love' on the poem by Walt Whitman
Janet Howe (mezzo-soprano)
George Hancock (baritone)
, BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by the composer
(Also broadcast on Friday)


Unknown: Walt Whitman
Mezzo-Soprano: Janet Howe
Baritone: George Hancock
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate


Three talks by Eric Ashby President and Vice-Chancellor,
The Queen's University of Belfast
Some reflections on British universities after reading W. H. G. Armytage 's essays in recent numbers of The Universities Review, and R. M. Hutchms 's book The University of Utopia.


Unknown: Eric Ashby
Unknown: W. H. G. Armytage
Unknown: R. M. Hutchms


Carlo Bussotti (piano)
Piccola Accademia Musicale
Conductor, Newell Jenkins


Piano: Carlo Bussotti
Conductor: Piccola Accademia Musicale
Conductor: Newell Jenkins


sung by Marguerite Taos
Marguerite Taos , who recorded these songs in Paris, comes from the Kabyl, a mountainous region east of Algiers. The programme is introduced by Gilbert Rouget , who is in charge of African music at the Musee de I'Homme, Paris.


Sung By: Marguerite Taos
Sung By: Marguerite Taos
Introduced By: Gilbert Rouget


(Pamphilus's Tale on the Fourth Day)
Fifth of twelve stories from Boccaccio's Decameron in the anonymous translation of 1620 Arranged for broadcasting by Sasha Moorsom and Rayner Heppenstall with Bee Duffell and Felix Felton Produced by Rayner Heppenstall


Broadcasting By: Sasha Moorsom
Broadcasting By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Bee Duffell
Unknown: Felix Felton
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Paraphilus: Max Adrian
Andreana: Claire Bloom
Gabriello: William Fox

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