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: WALDENSIAN

WALLOON and HUGUENOT SERVICE, relayed from the Crypt of CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL.
Service conducted by the Rev. JEAN R. BARNA -BAS, Pastor of the Huguenot Church, and Sung by THE CHOIR OF THE WESLEYAN CHURCH, CANTERBURY. (Orchestra and Choir under the direction of C. H. ROBINSON , A.R.C.M.) Invocation
Hymn, Entonnons de Nouveaux Cantiquos Liturgy (Gloria, to the tune Roekingham) 5th Psalm
Lesson : Exodus. Chap. 20 Magnificat (in French)
Lesson : Revelation, Chap. 22 Nunc Dimittis (in French) Liturgy
Hymn, Nations ! louez Ie Seigneur Liturgy
Hymn : Marchons avec joie
Sermon by the Rev. RICHARD HALL (Hon-Col. C.F.. R.A.F.)
Hymn : Reste avec nous, Seigneur 0 Dieu Sauvo lo Roi
THE Walloon Huguenot Church in the crypt of Canterbury Cathedral was founded in 1547, and given a Royal Charter by Edward VI. in 1550. On the accession of Queen Mary it was dissolved, and Utenhove, its first Minister, went to Poland to work for the Reformation at the, court of King Sigismund. The succession of Queen Elizabeth and the restoration of the Reformed religion made it possible for him to return; he brought- with him tho Charter, and tho church was reconstituted, and has been in existence ever since.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Jean R. Barna
Unknown: H. Robinson
Unknown: Rev. Richard Hall

: Handel's 'Messiah'

CAROLINE HATCHARD
EDITH FURMEDGE
FRANK TITTERTON
JOSEPH FARRINGTON
THE SHEFFIELD CHOIR
THE WIRELESS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by Sir HENRY COWARD
I DID think I did see all Heaven before me, and the great God Himself ! ' cried Handel, when ho had written the last notes of the Hallelujah Chorus, thus completing the Second
Bart of Messiah. This great Oratorio was written in no more than twenty-four days in the summer of 1741, yet, nearly two centuries after its composition, it is generally regarded as Handel's supremo achievement and one of the greatest musical works in existence.
Messiah is written for the usual four Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra. The whole work is subdivided into Three Parts. Considerable 'cuts' are usually made in it, but for the sake of completeness, the opening words of every number are here quoted.
PART I.
1. The First Part opens with an Overture, in two distinct sections, the first broad and dignified, the second quicker, strong and spirited. Then follow Isaiah's prophecies of the coming Messiah.
2-3. Tenor Solos. 'Comfort ye My people'; and 'Every valley shall be exalted.'
4. Chorus. 'And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed.'
5-6. Bass Solos. 'Thus saith the Lord... I will shake the heavens and the earth'; and 'But who may abide the day of his coming? ...For he is like a refiner's fire.'
7. Chorus. 'And he shall purify the sons of Levi.'
8-9. Contralto Solos. 'Behold! a virgin shall conceive'; and 'O Thou that tellest good tidings.' Chorus takes up these last words.
10-11. Bass Solos. 'For behold, darkness shall cover the earth ...but the Lord shall arise'; and 'The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light.'
12. Chorus. 'For unto us a Child is born.'
13. There comes here a beautiful contrast, as very softly the Orchestra plays the simple, dream-like Pastoral Symphony, a picture of the shepherds keeping their night-watch in the fields. (This is not, of course, a 'Symphony' in the modern sense of a big-scale independent orchestral work, but only a short instrumental interlude.)
14-16. Soprano Solos. 'There were shepherds. And lo! the angel of the Lord came.
... And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host.'
17. Chorus. 'Glory to God in the highest.'
18. Soprano Solo. 'Rejoice greatly!'
19-20. Contralto and Soprano Solos. Contralto, 'Then shall the eyes of the blind'; and 'He shall feed His flock.' Soprano, 'Come unto Him, all ye that labour.' (It is usual for these Solos to be sung thus, instead of the whole being sung by Soprano, as given in some of the older scores.)
21. Chorus. 'His yoke is easy.'
PART II.
The opening of the Second Part speaks of the Atonement.
22. Chorus. 'Behold the Lamb of God.'
23. Contralto Solo. 'He was despised.'
24. Chorus. 'Surely He hath borne our griefs.'
25. Chorus. 'And with His stripes we are healed.'
26. Chorus. 'All we, like sheep, have gone astray.'
27. Tenor Solo (Short Recitative). 'All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn.'
28. Chorus. 'He trusted in God.'
29-30. Tenor Solos. 'Thy rebuke hath broker His heart'; and Behold, and see if there be any sorrow, like unto His sorrow.'
31-32. Tenor Solos. 'He was cut off'; and 'But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell.'
33. Chorus. 'Lift up your heads, O ye gates. ...Who is the King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty..... The Lord of Hosts.
34. Tenor Solo. (Short Recitative) 'Unto which of the angels said He, "Thou art my son?"'
35. Chorus. 'Let all the angels of God worship him.'
36. Bass Solo. 'Thou art gone up on high.'
37. Chorus. 'The Lord gave the word; great was the company of the preachers.'
38. Soprano Solo. 'How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace.'
39. Chorus. 'Their sound is gone out into all lands.'
40. Bass Solo. Why do the nations so furiously rage together?'
41. Chorus. 'Let us break their bonds.'
42 43. Tenor Solos. 'He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn'; and 'Thou shall break them with a rod of iron.'
44. The Hallelujah Chorus. 'Halleluiah! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.'
PART III.
45. Soprano Solo. 'I know that my Redeemer liveth.'
46-49. Chorus. These next four numbers are, perhaps, the most dramatic part of the whole work. The subdued, solemn, 'Since by man came death,' is answered triumphantly with ' By man came also the resurrection of the dead'; similarly, 'For as in Adam all die,' is answered by 'Even so in Christ shall all be made alive.'
50-51. Bass Solos. 'Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep'; and 'The trumpet shall sound.'
52. Contralto Solo (Recitative). 'Then shall be brought to pass the saying "Death is swallowed up in victory."
53. Contralto and Tenor Duet. 'O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?'
54. Chorus. 'But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory.'
55. Soprano Solo. 'If God be for us, who can be against us?'
56. Chorus. ' Worthy is the Lamb... Blessing and honour be unto Him.'
57. Chorus. 'Amen.'

Contributors

Unknown: Caroline Hatchard
Unknown: Edith Furmedge
Unknown: Frank Titterton
Unknown: Joseph Farrington
Unknown: Sir Henry Coward

: Tho Rev. DONALD FRASER

D.D.,
Livingstone's Country To-day '
DR. DONALD FRASER has been intimately associated with two of the most important
Church movements of recent years. He was one of the founders of the Student Christian Movement, which has now attained such vast dimensions and has done such valuable work ; and he conducted the Scottish Churches Missionary Campaign between 1021 and 1923-a campaign for which he was specially qualified, as he first went to Nyasaland for the Livingstonia Mission in 1896. Dr. Fraser was Moderator of the United Free Church of Scotland in 1922-23.

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Donald Fraser

: BOW BELLS

Rung by Members of the London and Provincial Ringing Society, conducted by HERBERT LANGDON. -

Contributors

Conducted By: Herbert Langdon.

: RELIGIOUS SERVICE

From the Studio
Hymn. Congregational Hynmary 6 (English Hymnal, 434)
Bible Reading-Matthew vii., 13.27
Hymn, Congregational Hymnary 427 (E.H. 374; A. and M. 269)
Address by Rev. W. CHARTER PIGGOTT , Streatliam Congregational Church
Hymn, Congregational Hymnary 256 (E.H. 266; A. and M. 20) Prayer Amen

Contributors

Unknown: Bible Reading-Matthew
Unknown: Rev. W. Charter Piggott

: THE STREATHAM SINGERS (LADIES' CHOIR)

Conducted by FREDERICK C. HAGGIS , F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M. '

Contributors

Conducted By: Frederick C. Haggis

: THE WEEK'S 'GOOD CAUSE .

THE BRITISH LEGION-POPPY DAY. Appeal by LADY HAIG. S.B. from Edinburgh
THE work of the British Logion itself, and J- the merits of Earl Haig 's Appeal Fund. need no description ; they are too well known to everybody in this country. What is perhaps not generally realized is that the whole of the poppies sold on Poppy Day are made by disabled men throughout the year in the British Legion Poppy Factory, which employs now nearly 2000 men, whose average disability is 67 per cent. The new factory that has just been established at Richmond is situated in an old brewery adjoining Cardigan House, which is being turned into flats for the men working in the factory, whilst tho stables have been converted into a reading and recreation room, and will he used as a club. A new range of flats and cottages is also to be erected as fast as the money available will allow, and the first stone of these will be laid by the Prince of Wales on Tuesday this week. Any such expansion of the scope of the factory will, of course, extend the benefits of the Legion's work to a wider number of disabled men.
The address to which subscriptions should be sent is [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Earl Haig

: WEATHER FORECAST

GENERAL NEWS BULLE
TIN; Local Announcements

: Ballad Concert

ELISABETH SCHUMANN
DALE SMITH
POUISHNOFF
THE CASANO OCTET
WOLF-FERRARI was born in Venice, fifty years ago. The Jewels of the Madonna is an Opera of Neapolitan life, with a good deal of Neapolitan folk-song in its music.
36. Bass Solo. 'Thou art gone up on high.'
37. Chorus. The Lord gave the word; great was the company of the preachers.'
38. Soprano Solo. ' How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace.'
39. Chorus. Their sound is gone out into all lands.'
40. Bass Solo. Why do the nations so furiously rage together ? '
41. Chorus. Let us break their bonds.'
42 43. Tenor Solos. ' Ho that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn ' ; and ' Thou shall break them with a rod of iron.'
44. The Hallelujah Chorus. Halleluiah! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.'
PART III.
45. Soprano Solo. 'I know that my Redeemer liveth.'
46-49. Chorus. These next four numbers are, perhaps, the most dramatic part of the whole work. The subdued, solemn, ' Since by man came death,' is answered triumphantly with ' By man came also the resurrection of the dead ' ; similarly, ' For as in Adam all die,' is answered by ' Even so in Christ shall all be made alive.'
50-51. Bass Solos. Behold, I tell you a mystery : We shall not all sleep ' ; and ' The trumpet shall sound.'
52. Contralto Solo (Recitative). Then shall be brought to pass the saying " Death is swallowed up in victory."
53. Contralto and Tenor Duet. 'O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? '
54. Chorus. 'But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory.'
55. Soprano Solo. ' If God be for us, who can be against us ? '
56. Chorus. ' Worthy is the Lamb . . . Blessing and honour be unto Him.' 57. Chorus. Amen.'

Contributors

Unknown: Elisabeth Schumann
Unknown: Dale Smith








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