Special Readings and Prayers Hymns
Only once more, and once for all
(omit v. 6) (A. and M. 315)
There is a green hill far away (A. and M. 332)
by C. H. TREVOR
From the Concert Hall, Broadcasting
House Purcell's New Irish Tune and New
Scotch Tune were not originally written for the organ, though they make very charming little organ-pieces. They were published in 1689 in the second part of ' Musick's Hand Maid, containing the newest Lessons, Grounds,
Sarabands, Minuets and Jiggs set forth for the Virginal and Spinet .
The Scotch Tune is that of a song,
Peggy, I must love thee ; the Irish Tune is none other than the famous Lilliburlero', the political song that had played such an important part in the Great Revolution of the previous year.
' The whole army, and at last the people both in the city and country, were singing it,' says Bishop Burnet , and perhaps never had so slight a thing so great an effect.'
The Carters were a notable musical clan in the Dublin of the late eighteenth century ; John O'Keeffe , in his Recollections,' tells us of Thomas, the most distmguished of them, that ' any music he had never seen before, even upside down, he played it off on the harpsichord '. In 1770 Carter moved to London, where he quickly won popularity as a composer of songs and music for the theatre.
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
with BRIAN LAWRENCE
All arrangements by Fred Hartley
Leader, ALFRED CAVE
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
A Play in Verse by John Masefield
The music of the songs composed by G. O'CONNOR MORRIS
The Production by HOWARD ROSE
Persons Soldiers, Servants, (he Jewish Rabbl
This short play in rhymed verse was first broadcast in March, 1929, and has not been given on the air since. The broadcast version is unabridged. It is interesting to note that it was once produced privately by Lena Ashwell 's Players in the little Bayswater Theatre.
The theme of events in Jerusalem on the first Good Friday evidently greatly impressed Masefield with its dramatic possibilities, for he later wrote a full-length play, The Trial of Jesus.
Pontius Pilate, procurator of Judea:
Procula, his wife:
Longinus, a centurion:
A Jew, Chief Citizen:
Joseph of Ramah:
Herod Julian D'Albie:
by W. H. SQUIRE
Relayed from S. Sepulchre's, Holborn
Address by His Grace The Lord
Archbishop of Canterbury
Order of Service
Hymn, There is a green hill far away
(A. and M. 332; E.H. 106)
Prayer, The Good Friday Collect
Scripture Reading, The Two Trials :
St. Matthew xxvii, 11-31
Anthem (Music by King John of Portugal, circa 1560)
Faithful Cross ! above all other, One and only noble Tree !
None in foliage, none in blossom None in fruit thy peer may be.
Sweetest weight is hung on thee!
Venantius Fortwiatus, circa 600
Scripture Reading,' The Crucifixion :
St. Matthew xxvii, 32-44
Hymn, Jesu, meek and lowly (A. and M. 188)
Scripture Reading, The Death: St.
Matthew xxvii, 45-56
Tenor solo, Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto His sorrow (Handel's Messiah)
Scripture Reading, The Burial: St.
Matthew xxvii, 57-66
0 Lamb of God (from the Litany)
A few moments' silence
Anthem (Goss), 0 Saviour of the world,
Who by Thy Cross and precious Blood hast redeemed us, Save us, and help us, we humbly beseech Thee, 0 Lord, Amen (From the Book of Common Prayer)
Address by His Grace the Lord
Archbishop of CANTERBURY
Hymn, When I survey the wondrous ' Cross (A. and M. 108 ; E.H. 107)
This evening's service is being relayed from a church that stood out grim and old when Shakespeare was writing plays.
St. Sepulchre's Church, over against Newgate, indeed dates from A.D. 1137 ; it was badly damaged, but not destroyed, in the Great Fire of 1666 ; it was repaired - not rebuilt - by Christopher Wren.
For the last six years St. Sepulchre's has been identified with the school of English Church Music founded by Dr. Sydney H Nicholson, formerly organist and master of the choristers of Westminster Abbey, who is an old friend and colleague of the Vicar, the Rev. G. H. Salter. The choir of the college is a famous one; it sings at
St. Sepulchre's every Sunday, and it will sing in the broadcast service tonight. Several services have been broadcast from St. Sepulchre's, the last being the Good Friday Service last year.
The broadcast will, of course, be notable for the address by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who was last heard by listeners when he preached from Canterbury Cathedral on the last Sunday of last year, and whose beautiful address to the bride and bridegroom at the Royal Wedding in November was heard by the world.
Rev. G. H.
he Passion of Our Lord'
(According to St. John)
Edited by HEINRICH REIMANN
Relayed from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
ELSIE SUDDABY (solo soprano)
ASTRA DESMOND (solo contralto)
MARGARET GODLEY (maid)
(evangelist and solo tenor)
ARTHUR CRANMER (solo bass)
WILLIAM PARSONS (Peter and Pilate)
Roy HENDERSON (Jesus)
JAN VAN DER GUCHT
(officer and servant)
THE PHILHARMONIC CHOIR
(Hon. Conductor, CHARLES KENNEDY
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Leader, Arthur Catterall
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
The idea of singing the story of the Passion during Holy Week is very ancient, dating from at least the fourth century. By the beginning of the thirteenth century the manner of presenting the words of Scripture had come to be as follows. There were three singers, called ' The Deacons of the Passion.' One sang the narrative; then, where the words of our Lord. occurred they were taken by another, and the third one took the words of the Disciples, of the Crowd, and so forth.
This plan, somewhat amplified as time went on, was followed for several centuries, and the highest point in its artistic and devotional treatment was reached when it came, in the early eighteenth century, into the hands of Bach.
The English text to be sung this evening will be found on pages 72 and 73. Tickets may be obtained from the British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, W.i (Telephone, [number removed]) ; Messrs. Chappell's Box Office, Queen's Hall, Langham Place, W.I (Telephone, Langham 2823) ; and the usual Agents. Prices 2S. to 10s.
(including Entertainments Tax)
Weather Forecast, Forecast for Shipping, and News
Tonight's conversation is written by that popular personality, A. G. Street , the Wiltshire farmer, who won fame with his novel ' Farmer's Glory ' and a very vast listening public with his broadcast talks ' Hedge Trimmings ', ' Country Days', and ' Thinking Aloud '. Listeners are to hear some farmers in a railway carriage thinking aloud.