HEDDLE NASH (Tenor)
NIEDZIELSKI (Solo Pianoforte)
THE WIRELESS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOHN ANSELL
ORCHESTRA THE Cracoviak is a quick Polish dance, generally having a good deal of ' ragtime.' It owes its name, of course, to the city of . Cracow. A century has nearly gone by since Chopin earned for Poland a distinctive place in the world of music. We have had to wait some time for another Polish composer approaching the calibre of Chopin, but there is now a promising group of composers known as ' Young Musical Poland.' Of these,
Szymanovski is the most familiar-at any rate in England. Ludomir Rozyeki is another important figure in the group. He was born in Warsaw forty-two years ago.
THIS, one of the happiest of Brahms's works, is in four Movements.
The FIRST MOVEMENT (Fairly quick) is graceful and flowing. There are two Main Tunes-(a) the one which appears at the opening as a duet for two Horns, and (b) that which appears a little Inter as a 'Cello and Viola duet. Out of these the Movement grows.
The SECOND MOVEMENY(Fairly alow) is meditative. It is somewhat complex in its structure, and calls for sympathetic and attentive listening if its beauty is to be realized.
The THIRD MOVEMENT (Moderately quick and graceful) begins with Oboes. Clarinets, and Bassoons-alone, except for the 'Cellos, plucking arpeggio passages. So far, we have a sort of quick Minuet, three-in-a-bar, but a quick passage, four-in-a-bar. soon follows (it begins for Strings alone, as a contrast to the preceding portion for Wind alone). Out of these two happy little tunes the Movement is largely made. The .FINALE (Quick and spirited) opens with a long-breathed swinging tune for Strings. The Second Main Tune is also for Strings alone, rather slowly, with a syncopated (or ragtime) repetition of a note.
will read a short story in eleven chapters, 'Handsome Is As Handsome Does,' by Bret Harte.
MR. ARTHUR BOURCHIER began his stage career in his Oxford days, when. as an undergraduate at Christ Church, he took a prominent part in founding the Oxford University Dramatic Society, which has since given so many recruits to the professional stage. He has had an active and varied career as actor, manager, and producer, and has appeared in many famous plays and many historic parts-for instance, he was Brutus in the all-star performance of Julius CÃ¦sar on the occasion of the Shakespeare Tercentenary celebration in 1916, and in 1905 he gave a command performance of The Merchant of Venice before King Edward at Sandringham; but he has probably never played to more enthusiastic audiences than those that yearly enjoy his acting as Long John Silver in his Christmas productions of Treasure Island at the Strand Theatre.
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Bible Reading Nune Dimittis
Address by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT , Holv
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THE Rev. W. H. Elliott has been
Vicar of Holy Trinity Eclke
Stone, since 1908. ,He was appointed
Six Preacher in Canterbury Cathedrat in 1924. and lie has been Organizing Secretary for the Church of England Missionary Society (Northern Province).
Rev. W. H.
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Victoria Hospital for Children. Appeal by Mr. OWEN NARES
THE Victoria Hospital for Children celebrated its Diamond Jubilee last week, when Sir Johnston Forbes Robertson presided at the jubilee dinner and appealed for funds, for unfortunately the wonderful work that the hospital has done for so long is now menaced by financial embarrassments dating from the time of the war. At present it maintains 180 beds at the hospital in Chelsea. and a convalescent home (itself fifty years old) at Broadstairs. as well aa treating over 70,000 out-patients a year.
Mr. Owen Nares , who makes the appeal, is one of the most popular actors on the London stage. Some of his best - known parts have been Peter Bevans in The Charm School, Mark Sabre in the dramatic version of If Winter Comes, and Julian Beauclerc in Diplomacy. He is at present appearing at the Playhouse in Romance.
The address to which donations should be sent is [address removed]
Sir Johnston Forbes
by H. GossCUSTARD ,
KATE WINTER (Soprano)
ARTHUR CRANMER ,(Baritone) ZACHAREWITSCH (Violin)
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