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Nigel Leigh Pemberton tests the knowledge of Lord Harewood Philip Hope-Wallace and Jani Strasser


Unknown: Nigel Leigh Pemberton
Unknown: Lord Harewood Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: Jani Strasser


The Rostal Chamber Ensemble
Director and solo violin,
Max Rostal
followed by an interlude at 8.0


Violin: Max Rostal


A mystery play
Arranged for broadcasting by John Barton and Raymond Raikes
Taken from the York Tile-thatchers' Play, the Ludus Coventriae Birth of Christ, the Coventry Corpus Christi Pageants of the Shearmen and Taylors and of the Weavers, the Wakefield Prima and Secunda Pastorum , the Chester Nativity and Adoration of the Shepherds, and the Hegge Salutation and Conception.
Production by Raymond Raikes
Music composed by Elizabeth Poston
Stephen Manton (tenor) The Ambrosian Singers
The Goldsbrough Orchestra
Conducted by Douglas Robinson


Broadcasting By: John Barton
Broadcasting By: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: Secunda Pastorum
Unknown: Chester Nativity
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Composed By: Elizabeth Poston
Tenor: Stephen Manton
Conducted By: Douglas Robinson
The Son: Deryck Guyler
Gabriel: Godfrey Kenton
Mary: June Tobin
Joseph: Norman Shelley
Shepherds: John Horn: Charles Leno
Shepherds: Dick: John Glyn-Jones
Shepherds: Daw: Geoffrey Matthews
Mak, a sheep stealer: Rupert Davies
Gill, his wife: Vivienne Chatterton


Settings of poems by Heine Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Hertha Klust (piano)
Part 1
Morgcns steh' ich auf und frage; Es treibr mich hin; Ich wandelte unter den Baumen; Lieb' Licbchcn, leg's Handchen; Schone Wiege meiner Leiden; Warte, warte, wilder Schiffsmann; Berg und Burgen schau n heruntcr; Anfangs wollt' ich fast verzagen; Mit Myrten und Rosen


Piano: Hertha Klust
Unknown: Schone Wiege


Short story by M. R. James
Read by Hugh Burden


Story By: M. R. James
Read By: Hugh Burden


Part 2
Du bist wie eine Blume, Op. 25
Entflieh mit mir; Es fiel ein Reif in der Frtlhlingsnacht (Tragodie, Op. 64 Nos. 1 and 2) Der arme Peter, Op. 53 Mein Wagen rollet langsam
, Op. 142 Abends am Strand, Op. 45
Die feindlichen Briider, Op. 49 Belsatzar. Op. 57


by John Milton


Unknown: John Milton


Narciso Yepes (guitar)
Madrid Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Ataulfo Argenta on gramophone records
Intermezzo (Goyescas) (Granados) Concierto de Aranjuez (Rodrigo)


Guitar: Narciso Yepes
Conducted By: Ataulfo Argenta

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