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Sonata in F (L.384) (Scarlatti)
Sonata in C minor (C. P. E. Bach ) Sonata in E minor (Haydn) on gramophone records


Unknown: E. Bach


Talk by Norman Birnbaum
Lecturer at the London School of Economics
In a recently published book entitled Protestant, Catholic, Jew, an American writer, Will Herberg , has analysed the present religious revival in the United States. In this talk Norman Birnbaum , an American sociologist, reviews Mr. Herberg's book and gives his own evaluation of some current trends in American religious experience against the background of material prosperity.
(The recorded broadcast of May 12)


Talk By: Norman Birnbaum
Unknown: Will Herberg
Unknown: Norman Birnbaum


or Ceol Mot-The ' Great Music'
A programme on the classical music of the Scottish bagpipes, with traditional stories of pipers -human and supernatural-and an account of the old piping schools of the Highlands
An eighteenth - century pibroch Moladh Mairi (The Praise of Mary) played by Donald MacPherson ; Uamh an Oir (The Cave of Gold) sung by Jessie MacKenzie of Lewis; A Cholla mo ghaoil (0 Colla, my love) sung by Alasdair Boyd of Oban
A demonstration of Canntaireachd, the vocal system of notation as learned by Angus MacPherson of Invershin and Pipe-Major William Maclean of Kilcreggan with Finlay J. Macdonald
Duncan Mclntyre , Ian Sadler
Programme arranged by Calum Maclean of the School of Scottish Studies, Edinburgh
Produced by David Thomson
T followed by an Interlude at 7.50


Unknown: Ceol Mot-The
Unknown: Moladh Mairi
Played By: Donald MacPherson
Sung By: Jessie MacKenzie
Sung By: Alasdair Boyd
Unknown: Angus MacPherson
Unknown: Major William MacLean
Unknown: Finlay J. MacDonald
Unknown: Duncan McLntyre
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Arranged By: Calum MacLean
Produced By: David Thomson


Evelyn Rothwell (oboe)
Halle Orchestra
(Leader, Laurance Turner )
Sir John Barbirolll
From the Royal Festival Hall, London
Part 1


Oboe: Evelyn Rothwell
Leader: Halle Orchestra
Leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Sir John Barbirolll


Talk by Bernard Lewis
Professor of the History of the Near and Middle East, University of London Biography seeks to distinguish between history and legend, whereas hagiography is influenced by accepted creeds and by the evolution of religious doctrines. Professor Lewis compares The Life of Muhammad by Ibn Ishaq (recently translated by Alfred Guillaume ) with earlier attempts made to discover the historical identity of the last founder of one of the world's great religions.


Talk By: Bernard Lewis
Unknown: Ibn Ishaq
Translated By: Alfred Guillaume


Part 2
(first London performance)


Five talks on Liberalism
I-The Enlightenment by Christopher Morris
Fellow of King's College, Cambridge
' Man is our starting-point: we return to man ... Take away my existence and the happiness of my fellows, and what is Nature to me? ' Thus Diderot on the faith of the Encyclopédie. As theological hates evaporated this humane sentiment took their place, especially among the intelligentsia of France and Britain.


A biography adapted from his own writings by Marguerite Dasnieres
Produced by Terence Tiller


Unknown: Marguerite Dasnieres
Produced By: Terence Tiller
David Love: Lan Sadler
His first wife: Yvonne Hilla
His brother: Donald Bisset
Recruiting sergeant: Donald Bisset


The Deller Consort:
April Cantelo. Eileen McLoughlin
Alfred Deller , Gerald English and Maurice Bevan
Ralph Downes (organ)


Unknown: Eileen McLoughlin
Unknown: Alfred Deller
Unknown: Gerald English
Unknown: Maurice Bevan
Unknown: Ralph Downes

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