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: Macdonald Parke in 'THE BIRDS'

by Aristophanes
An English version by Dudley Fitta


Unknown: Dudley Fitta


('Maria Egiziaca ') A sacred mystery
Words by Claudio Guastalla
English translation by M. D. Calvocoressi
Music by Respighi
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Alexandra Orchestra
(Leader, Leonard Friedman )
Maria Egiziaca was written in 1931 and first performed the following year in the Carnegie Hall, New York; the composer intending it as a concert work, though it has been given stage performances. It tells the story of Mary of Egypt, who was a harlot in Alexandria in about the fifth century A.D., but changed her way of life and made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, finally withdrawing to the desert where she lived the life of an ascetic, doing good works and performing miracles. The work ia in three scenes: On board ship-Before the Temple-In the desert, near the Jordan.


Unknown: Maria Egiziaca
Unknown: Claudio Guastalla
Translation By: M. D. Calvocoressi
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Alexandra Orchestra
Leader: Leonard Friedman
Conductor: Denys Darlow
Conductor: Maria Egiziaca


Three talks by H.E. the Philippine Ambassador,
The Hon. Leon Maria Guerrero
1-The Limits of Bandung
Mr. Guerrero speaks about the differences in outlook among the so-called Afro-Asian countries. He says that the mistake is too frequently made in the West of attributing to them a common viewpoint.


Unknown: Hon. Leon Maria Guerrero


Selected by Louis MacNeice
A programme illustrating the versatility of one of the most remarkable poets of our time.
Robert Eddison , Allan McCleMand


Readers: Robert Eddison
Readers: Allan McClemand

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