ETHEL HOOK (Contralto) : JOHN COATES (Tenor) ; ROBERT EASTON (Bass); SOLLOWAY (Violin) ; SOCIAS (Pianoforte)
SENOR BIENVENIDO SOCIAS was born at
Vendrell, near Tarragona. Spain. He was musically educated, with Pablo Casals, under the guidance of Casals's father. He occupied organist's posts in monasteries in different parts of Catalonia, where the services were strictly Gregorian, the foundation from which all contrapuntal music was evolved. These early experiences made an indelible impression upon the musical outlook of both Casals and Socias, and are to this day reflected in their style.
(At the Piano, GERALD MOORE )
A Play by Leonora Thornber
The Fiddler (A Vagabond Player)
The Piper (His Friend and Companion) The Old Woman
ON a desolate stretch of coast on the west of Ireland, two men. the Fiddler and the Piper, are crouched together in the lee of a low stone wall. Through a fold in the ground can be seen a stretch of a wind-swept beach and a moonlit sea. At the water's edge, waiting for the tide to float them, lie two or three boats, around which move little groups of black figures. Other groups are dotted about the beach. Behind the men, on the other side of the wall, lies a rough pasture, pierced by a deep creek running far inland. A path leads up from the shore, crosses the creek by a single-plank bridge, and nins on to the dark mass of large farm with closely shuttered windows and heavy doors. There is a cold wind blowing, and the sound of it mingles with the sough of the sea on the shingle.
The Fiddler tries to light his pipe. and the flare of thematch shows him thin-featured and swarthy, with mocking eyes. The Piper is younger, quieter, gentler, a mere boy. It is half-past eleven on All Hallowe'en, a night bright with moonlight and brittle with frost.
Confession and Absolution
Lord's Prayer Psalm 138
First Lesson : Wisdom 3, 1-9
Second Lesson: Heb. 11, 32; 12. 2
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Stanford in C) Creed
Anthem, ' 0 Thou the Central Orb '
Address by the Dean, the Very Rev. JOHN STORRS , D.D. Hynm, A. and M., No. 438 (E. H., No. 199)
C. Hylton Stewart
THE Very Rev. John Storrs has been Dean of Rochester since 1913. He was previously
Rural Dean of Westminster, and, amongst many other appointments, he has been Select Preacher at Cambridge (1914) and Hon. Chaplain to the King (1912-13).
Very Rev. John
Very Rev. John
The Ypres League. Appeal by THE COUNTESS of YPRES
ELEVEN years ago to-day, in the Ypres Salient, the climax of the German offensive was reached-and passed. To celebrate this feat performed by the Allied Armies, and to commemorate the hundreds of thousands of their dead who lie buried there, a fund has been formed to build, on the rampart on the bastion immediately to the west of the Lille Gate, the Ypres Memorial Church. It has been designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield , and its estimated cost is £10,000. To raise this sum, and an additional 15 per cent, for maintenance, is the object of an influential committee, presided over by Lord Plumer.
Subscriptions may be sent either direct to [address removed]; or to the Hon. Secretary. [address removed]
Colonel P. G.
LETIN; Local Announcements.
MURIEL HERBERT (Soprano)
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA: Conducted by John ANSELL
THIS Overture was written as the Prelude to a five-act tragedy by Collin, who was Chief Secretary in the War Department of the Austrian Government. There was little in his play to stir the mind. and Beethoven must have steeped his mind in the Shakespearean tragedy in order to produce so finely dramatic a work.
After repeated loud chords and impressive silences, Violins and Violas softly give out the First Main Tune. The whole Orchestra gradually enters and firmly works up a big climax. First Violins are left, poised in the air, and gently descend to the Second Main Tune. a serene melody which flows along like a broad stream. Not the least part of this Tune's effect is made. by the accompaniment, with its unbroken line of sustained Horn tone, its wave-like 'Cello figure, its quiet punctuation of Violas and Double Basses. The dramatic mood soon returns, and the Overture develops much like a Sonata ' First Movement.' The end is the final masterstroke. The gradual slowing down of the First Main Tune, that Grove well said suggested the failing pulse of the dying hero, brings the orchestral epitome of the drama to a close.
THIS is one of Mozart's last three great
Symphonies, which are generally considered his finest. All three were written within six weeks. The Orchestra is not a large one. employing only one Flute, two Clarinets, two Bassoons, two Horns, two Trumpets, two Kettledrums, and the usual Strings. It consists of four Movements.
MURIEL HERBERT with STRING ORCHESTRA