Leader, Montague Brearley
Conductor, STANFORD ROBINSON with THE GRESHAM SINGERS'
STUART ROBERTSON (baritone)
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
WALTER GLYNNE (tenor) Few short orchestral pieces have had a more interesting history than Mussorgsky's ' March, with Turkish trio '. The first version of the March dates from 1872, when Mussorgsky, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Cui were invited to collaborate in the composition of an opera, Mlada. The commission was never executed, but this March, a ' procession of princes ', was part of Mussorgsky's share of the work. The chief melody is a Volga boatmen's song, not unlike the Volga boatmen's song in character. Originally, the March had a different trio.
In 1880 another commission came along. Various Russian composers were invited to write music for tableaux vivants commemorating the silver jubilee of Tsar Alexander II. Mussorgsky chose as his subject the taking of Kars from the Turks, and used his old Mlada march, providing it with a new middle section based on a Turkish theme.
Conductor, RICHARD CREAN
GARDA HALL (soprano)
Relayed from Harrow Baptist Church
Order of Service
God be in my head Opening Sentences
Prayer and Lord's Prayer
Hymn, The Lord's my Shepherd;
I'll not want (Rv. B.C.H. 62)
Lesson, Isaiah xxxiii, 13-24 Prayer
Hymn, Thy Kingdom come, 0 God
(Rv. B.C.H. 540 ; A. and M. 217)
Address by the Rev. J. C. RENDALL
Hymn, Jesus shall reign (Rv. B.C.H.
517; A. and M. 220)
Rev. J. C.
including Weather Forecast
An Anthology of Sacred Music
Under the direction of Sir WALFORD DAVIES
THE WIRELESS SINGERS
Abraham Lincoln was originally produced at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, just a month before the Armistice. As Sir Barry Jackson recalls in his article on p. 6, the play scored a big immediate success, and it has since become world-famous for, topical as it happened to be, it possesses all the elements of enduring art.
The play tells the life-story of the greatest American President; the man who rose literally from log-cabin to White House, and then found himself faced with the gravest crisis in his country's history. John Drinkwater carries Lincoln's story through the ordeal of the Civil War to his tragic death in 1865, which forms one of the most dramatic scenes ever put on the stage.
Making the minimum of scenic demands, Abraham Lincoln is first-rate radio material. It will be produced tonight by Val Gielgud , Drama Director of the BBC, and Herbert M. Prentice , who is the producer at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.