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Helen Watts (contralto)
Allegri String Quartet:
Eli Goren (violin)
James Barton (violin) Patrick Ireland (viola) William Pleeth (cello) with Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Terence Weil (cello)
Pied beauty-Peace-Spring and Fall: to a young child-No worst, there is none-Hurrahing in harvest-The Windhover: to Christ our Lord


Contralto: Helen Watts
Violin: Eli Goren
Violin: James Barton
Viola: Patrick Ireland
Cello: William Pleeth
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Cello: Terence Weil


Richard Bentley (1662-1742) by W. B. Stanford
Professor of Greek at Trinity College, Dublin
Bentley was the last great scholar to excel in both Greek and Latin studies. Others since him have been his equal in one or the other, no one in both. Like the later Roman Empire after Theodosius, his kingdom was divided between West and East. British scholars maintained much of his skill in textual criticism; the Germans inherited his mastery in the so-called ' higher criticism.'
First of a group of three talks


Unknown: Richard Bentley
Unknown: W. B. Stanford


played by Claudio Arrau


Played By: Claudio Arrau


Giovanni Coperario
(John Cooper )
Duet: Oft thou hast Duet: O sweet flower
Air: How like a golden dream Air. Come ashore, merry mates Fantasy: In te, mio novo sole
Suite for violin, bass viol, and organ
Suite for two violins, bass viol, and organ
April Cantelo (soprano)
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
The Jacobean Ensemble: Neville Marriner (violin)
Carl Pini (violin)
Desmond Dupr (lute and bass viol)
Denis Nesbitt (bass viol)
Thurston Dart
(tenor viol and chamber organ)
Programme devised and presented by Thurston Dart
Second of four programmes of studies In Elizabethan and Jacobean music


Unknown: Giovanni Coperario
Unknown: John Cooper
Soprano: April Cantelo
Soprano: Alfred Deller
Violin: Neville Marriner
Violin: Carl Pini
Violin: Desmond Dupr
Bass: Denis Nesbitt
Tenor: Thurston Dart
Presented By: Thurston Dart


A series of talks commenting on current legal issues
A Cry of Distress by A. G. Guest
Fellow of University College, Oxford
A man loses his life in an attempt to save a life. Can the law do anything for his widow?


Unknown: A. G. Guest

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