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Talk by Asa Briggs
Reader in Recent Social and Economic History
In the University of Oxford
Mr. Briggs considers the various types of strike and shows how objectives and tactics have changed during the course of the present century.


Talk By: Asa Briggs


Ayres for four voices
The Golden Age Singers:
Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)
Elizabeth Osborn (soprano)
John Whitworth (counter-tenor)
Rene Soames (tenor)
Gordon Clinton (baritone)
Directed by Margaret Field-Hyde
Julian Bream (lute)
The London Consort of Viols:
Harry Danks (tenor viol)
Desmond Dupre (tenor viol)
Henry Revell (bass viol)
Weep you no more, sad fountains; My thoughts are wing'd with hopes; Clear or cloudy; Dialogue, Come when I call; Where sin sore wounding; Thou mighty God; Now, oh now I needs must part


Soprano: Margaret Field-Hyde
Soprano: Elizabeth Osborn
Soprano: John Whitworth
Tenor: Rene Soames
Baritone: Gordon Clinton
Directed By: Margaret Field-Hyde
Directed By: Julian Bream
Tenor: Harry Danks
Tenor: Desmond Dupre
Bass: Henry Revell


A talk by Percy Young about Elgar's unfinished opera
Illustrations by John Kentish (tenor)
Arnold Matters (baritone)
Josephine Lee (piano)
In his last years Elgar was engaged on an opera based on Ben Jonson 's play The Devil is an Ass. The speaker has had access to the manuscript. I


Talk By: Percy Young
Tenor: John Kentish
Baritone: Arnold Matters
Piano: Josephine Lee
Unknown: Ben Jonson


Peter Wallfisch (piano)


Piano: Peter Wallfisch

: Orson Welles reads 'A SONG OF MYSELF'

by Walt Whitman
A Song of Myself was first published on July 4, 1855. It was printed as an untitled introduction to the first edition of Leaves of Grass. For this reading the poem has been cut by about a third. The programme is in two parts.
During the interval (8.35-8.45 app.):
Aaron Copland
Quiet City played by the Eastman-Rochester
Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Howard Hanson on gramophone records


Unknown: Walt Whitman
Conducted By: Howard Hanson

: Music by members of LE GROUPE DES SIX

with an introduction by Jean Cocteau on gramophone records
Overture (Germaine Tailleferre ); and Prelude, Fugue, and Postlude (Honegger): Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conducted by Georges
Sécheresses (Poulenc):
Elizabeth Brasseur Choir , Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conducted by Georges Tzipine
Le printemps au fond de la mer
(Louis Durey): Denise Duval (soprano). Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conducted by Georges Tzipine
Printemps (Auric): Yvonne Printemps
(soprano), with orchestra conducted by Marcel Cariven
Symphony No. 2 (Milhaud): Paris
Conservatoire Orchestra, conducted by Georges Tzipine


Unknown: Jean Cocteau
Unknown: Germaine Tailleferre
Unknown: Elizabeth Brasseur Choir
Conducted By: Georges Tzipine
Unknown: Denise Duval
Conducted By: Georges Tzipine
Conducted By: Marcel Cariven
Conducted By: Georges Tzipine


A programme of readings from the Sermons and Collations of Meister Eckhart , the fourteenth-century German mystic. The selections are introduced by the Rev. Charles Smith , Vicar of Heatherycleugh-in-Weardale.
Reader, Norman Shelley


Unknown: Meister Eckhart
Unknown: Rev. Charles Smith
Reader: Norman Shelley


Quartet in D, Op. 23 played by the Robert Masters Piano Quartet

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