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A topical programme on the arts, literature, and entertainment
Three speakers comment on whatever seems of most immediate interest in the world of the various arts.


Elizabeth Simon (soprano)
Marjorie Thomas (contralto)
Wilfred Brown (tenor)
John Carol Case (baritone)
Peter Graeme (oboe obbligato)
Charles Spinks (organ continuo)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
Philomusica of London (Leader, Granville Jones)
Director, Thurston Dart
Cantata No. 199. for soprano solo:
Mein Herze schwimmt im
Blut Contrapuncti 1 and 11 (The Art of Fugue)
Cantata No. 156: ,*,,.,,, im
Grabe Ich steh' mit einem Fuss lm Grabe
Cantata No. 10: December 22


Soprano: Elizabeth Simon
Contralto: Marjorie Thomas
Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Baritone: John Carol Case
Oboe: Peter Graeme
Unknown: Charles Spinks
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Unknown: Blut Contrapuncti
Unknown: Grabe Ich


See foot of page
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 26)


Yfrah Neaman (violin)
Howard Ferguson (piano)
Gerald English (tenor)
Enid Simon (harp)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Amici String Quartet:
Lionel Bentley , Sylvia Cleave.
Harold Harriott , Joy Hall


Piano: Howard Ferguson
Harp: Enid Simon
Piano: Ernest Lush
Unknown: Lionel Bentley
Unknown: Sylvia Cleave.
Unknown: Harold Harriott

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