Navigation for Saturday Night


7pm – 8pm

Dear Hearts And Gentle People - Bing Crosby [Fain/Hilliard]

Abide With Me - Mormon Tabernacle Choir [Monk/Lyte]

It’s A Long Way To Tipperary - The 16th/5th Queens Royal Lancers [Judge/Williams]

Danny Boy - Ann Murray [Traditional/Weatherley]

O Sole Mio - Kenneth McKellar [Di Capua/Capurro]

Bedstead Men - Flanders & Swann [Flanders/Swann]

I Could Have Danced All Night- Marni Nixon & Mona Washbourne [Lerner/Loewe]

She - Charles Aznavour [Kretzmer/Aznavour]

Where The Light House Shines Across The Bay - Conrad Veidt [Gray/Leigh]

Returning Home - Shirley Thoms [Thoms]

Mah Lindy Lou - Paul Robeson [Strickland]

There Is A Balm In Gilead - The National Youth Choir [Traditional]

Hungarian Dance - Bonanza [Brahams]


8pm – 9pm

You Started Something - Rosemary Clooney [Rinker/Huddleston]

Bimbo- Jim Reeves [Morris]

These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra [Hazelwood]

Grenadiers Mars - Band Of The Grenadier Guards [Dunkler]

Ballad Of Green Berets - SSgt Barry Sadler [Sadler/Moore]

POEM: The Diverting History Of John Gilpin PT. 2 - William Cowper

Nun’s Chorus - Elisabeth Schwarzkopft with The Philharmonic Orchestra/Otto Ackermann [Strauss]

Rings - Lobo [LaVoie]

Far Side Banks Of Jordan - Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash [Smith]

Mama Don’t Allow It - Connie Boswell [Davenport]

A Jug Of Punch - Peter Dawson [Traditional]

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore - The Ink Spots [Ellingotn/Russell]

The Blue Danube - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert Von Karajan [Strauss]


9pm – 10pm

Catch A Falling Star - Perry Como [Vance/Pockriss]

L'Objet (The Thing) - Maurice Chevalier [Aznavour]

The Match Parade - Debroy Somers Band [Wehle/Lockram]

Jazz Me Blues - TNT Rhythm Boys [Delaney]

The Sand & The Sea - Nat King Cole [Hester/Parker]

Lucio Silla Overture - Academy Of St Martin In The Fields/Neville Mariner [Mozart]

Aquarius/Let The Sunshine- The 5th Dimension [Rado/Ragni/MacDermot]

Night Train- The Oscar Peterson Trio [Forest/Washington/Simpkins]

Sull’aria (The Marriage Of Figaro) - Mirella Freni & Renata Scotto [Mozart]


10pm – 11pm

Oscar Natzka - One Hundred Years On

The internationally renowned New Zealand bass Oscar Natzka was born near Te Awamutu on 15th June 1912, one hundred years ago this week. In his Saturday night programme, host Peter Fry takes a look at the brief but spectacular career of one of this country's greatest musical ambassadors.

After training in Britain Natzka became a hugely popular recording artist there and sang in Opera at Covent Garden. During World War II he joined the Canadian Navy and toured with their Meet the Navy show.

After the war he carved himself a distinguished operatic career in America but aged 39 and at the height of his vocal and dramatic powers, he was felled by a stroke.

On Saturday evening, after the ten o’clock news, Peter Fry will be marking the anniversary of Natzke’s birth with a musical memory of the brief but illustrious career of this extraordinary singer.

Presented and produced by Peter Fry for Radio New Zealand National