Relayed from Graig Chapel,
Order of Service
Hymn 274, Diolch i Ti, Dad ein bywyd (Tune, Gwalia)
Scripture reading, Psalm xlii, and xliii Hymn 471, Mae d'eisiau Di, bob awr Prayer, Lord's Prayer chanted by the Congregation
Hymn 236, I dawel lwybrau gweddi
Sermon by the Rev. E. Gwilym Evans Hymn 244, Dyma Gariad , pwy ai traetha ? (Tune, Cwmavon)
Organist, ANNIE M. EVANS
Precentor, EVAN RICHARDS
Hymns and Tunes from Berlau Moliant
Rev. E. Gwilym
Conductor, WILLIAM HALLIWELL
KLINTON SHEPHERD (baritone)
This opera of Mozart's has never had a success like his Figaro or Don Giovanni and it is usual to blame the libretto, although it is by the same author as those two. The music is so good that attempts have been made to fit it with other libretti, not only in its native country, but in other lands and tongues. None of these, however, has availed to catch the public favour.
Composed at the command of the Emperor, it was produced in Vienna in 1790. The story tells of a foolish wager made by two young soldiers that their fiancees would remain faithful while they were on service, and though the wager is lost through a rather unfair stratagem, the opera ends with forgiveness and reconciliation.
Of all the musical comedies that arose out of George Edwardes 's ventures at Daly's Theatre and the Gaiety-The Gaiety Girl, The Geisha, San Toy, My Lady Molly, and a host of others— none has really surpassed, at any rate musically, those set to the engaging tunes composed by Sidney Jones. Amateurs up and down the country perform them constantly, and The Geisha, to name no others, is still given in continental theatres.
(North Regional Programme)
ORCHESTRA Selection, Derevenskaja (Peasant Songs) Wedding Song, Decorated Steeds
Melody at Twilight (Quartet for
A Chastooshka (Workman's Song)
(sung by YOURA)
Russian Waltz, Yalta
Selection, The Merry Villagers
(All arrangements by MEDVEDEFF)
The Paris Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eugene Bigot : Overture, Mignon (Ambroise Thomas )
Maggie Teyte (soprano) : Tu n'es pas riche, Tu n'es pas beau (La Perichole) (Offenbach)
Julius Patzak (tenor) : Sweetest Lady
(The Goldsmith of Toledo) (Offenbach)
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted bv Dr. Weissman : Selection, Bluebeard (Offenbach)
Peter Dawson (bass-baritone): A jovial monk am I (La Poupee) (Audrati)
Lily Pons (soprano): Bell Song
The Paris Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Bigot : Overture, Si j'etais Roi (Adam)
Directed by Guy Daines
Alan Montgomery (tenor)
In 1916 the Japanese dancer, Michio Ito. produced a ballet at the London Coliseum, and Hoist wrote a number of short dance pieces specially for it. Ito furnished the composer wbth real Japanese themes, and all the six movements, except the third, are founded on these. The third has melodies of Holst's own invention. The several movements are:-
1. ' The Song of the Fisherman', a rather sad and wistful melody with the harp prominent in the accompaniment.
2. Ceremonial Dance ', brilliant and in festive mood, with the drums and bells taking a considerable part in its brightness.
3. ' Dance of the Marionettes', the movement which has no Japanese theme as the basis; it is built upon a sort of jumpy rhythm with three quick notes to each of the two beats in the bar.
4. ' Interlude ', quite short and slow, makes use of the same theme as the first number, ' The Fisherman's Song '.
5. 'Dance under the Cherry Tree'.
A tune on the flute begins this delicate, graceful movement.
6. Finale : ' Dance of the Wolves '.
This works up appropriately to a stirring and excited mood ; attentive listeners will notice how the gong and the xylophone are cunningly used to heighten the effect.
' Joan and Betty's Bible Story'
By E. R. APPLETON ,
West Regional Director
' The Story of Diana of the Ephesians
by G. THALBEN-BALL
From The Concert Hall,
By Sheriff R. L. ORR, K.C.
(Leader, JEAN POUGNET)
Conductor, HERBERT MENGES
The Augustan Age at Rome
The Aeneid of Virgil read in the translation of James Rhoades and in the original Latin by RONALD WATKINS
by FRANK MANNHEIMER
Brahms excelled in the Variation form of composition, to which he was greatly attracted, particularly in his earlier days when he was experimenting in the writing of pianoforte music. Later in life he reverted to this form in his wonderful orchestral set of variations on a theme of Haydn.
The pianoforte variations include sets on themes by Handel, Paganini, and Schumann, and at least two of these sets are as fine as has been written by any composer.
They are all extremely difficult, particularly this set on the Handel theme, and it was some time before they established themselves in the solo pianist's repertory.
There are twenty-five comparatively short variations, concluding with a Fugue of greater length in this set. Brahms rings the changes rather by rhythmic differences than by harmonic complications, and though the theme is not always present in its complete form, it is indicated in every variation by some salient feature. The construction is masterly, and Brahms's emotional sense of architecture is displayed throughout, markedly in his alternate use of tension and relief.
Wesley's Chapel, City Road
Conducted by the Rev. G. H. MCNEAL
Order of Service
Hymn, From all that dwell below the skies (M.H.B., 4)
Lesson, Gaiatians, vi, w. 1-10 Prayer and Lord's Prayer
Anthem, I will sing of Thy Power, from
Ps. lix. w. 16, 9 and 17 (Sullivan)
Address, by the Rev. WILLIAM YOUNGER
(President of the. Methodist Conference)
Hymn, In heavenly love abiding
Prayer and Benediction
The Week's Good Cause
An Appeal on behalf of THE CROMER AND DISTRICT HOSPITAL, by the President of the Hospital,
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Sixty-seven years ago Cromer Cottage Hospital laid the foundation of its work. The little hospital with its original six beds was enlarged from time to time, but unfortunately years ago it became totally inadequate. In 1928 the demands of an ever-grdwing district, and the impossibility of further extension on the site, brought about a crisis that had to be faced. The result proves the enthusiasm, the work, and the unwearying zeal of those who were determined from the start to bring into existence this sadly-needed hospital. And so there stands a fully equipped hospital of thirty-eight beds, costing some £20,000, all raised locally. In building, care was taken that extensions at least up to fifty beds might be easily and cheaply added.
The urgent need now is for a Maternity Ward, and for contributions towards this the President of the Hospital, Mr. S. Christopherson , is to appeal this evening.
Mr. Christopherson is an Almoner and Chairman of the Finance. Committee at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, and so can speak with knowledge and experience.
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GARDA HALL (soprano)
The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne