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Weather Forecast, General News Bulletin, followed by Regional News and Weather Forecast for Northern Ireland

: ' St. Paul'

Part I
ANNA REID (soprano)
MURIEL CHILDE (contralto)
ROBERT IRWIN (baritone)
Chorus, Lord, Thou alone art God Choral, To God on high
Recitative, soprano, And the many that believed
Chorus, Now this man ceaseth not
Recitative, soprano, And all that sat in the council
Recitative, tenor, Men, brethren, and fathers
Chorus, Take him away
Air, soprano, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets
Recitative, tenor, Then they ran upon him
Chorus, Stone him to death
Recitative, tenor, And they stoned him Choral, To thee, 0 Lord
Recitative, soprano, And the witnesses
Chorus, Happy and blest are they
Recitative, tenor, And Saul made havock
Aria, bass, Consume them all
Recitative, contralto, And he journeyed Arioso, contralto, But the Lord is mindful of His own
Recitative, tenor, And as he journeyed Chorus, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou Me ?
Chorus, Rise ! up ! arise !
Choral, Sleepers, wake, a voice is calling
Recitative, tenor, And his companions Aria, bass, 0 God, have mercy
Recitative, tenor, And there was a disciple
Solo, bass, I praise Thee, 0 Lord Chorus, The Lord, He is good
Recitative, soprano, And Ananias went his way
Chorus, 0 great is the depth
' ST. PAUL' was Mendelssohn's first full-length oratorio. It was first produced at Diisseldorf on the occasion of the Lower Rhine Festival in May, 1836 ; Mendelssohn was twenty-seven at the time. The production of St. Paul was received with the greatest enthusiasm, and produced then, as it still does today, a deep sensation-for its deep sincerity and splendid choral writing. Mendelssohn was already regarded with affectionate admiration in England, and it was not long before the oratorio was sung in this country, first at Liverpool and later in London. St. Paul is still often done, although it is naturally overshadowed by the greater work, Elijah


Soprano: Anna Reid
Contralto: Muriel Childe
Tenor: Ernest Hargreaves
Baritone: Robert Irwin
Conductor: E. Godfrey Brown


Ave Maria (Twilight is gently falling)

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