Relay of BRAHMS' ' REQUIEM '
Sung by a UNITED CHOIR with ORGAN Organist, C. CHARLTON PALMER
Relayed from Canterbury Cathedral
The programme will be in seven sections with 'Sursum Corda' (Elgar) played by Strings and Organ between the third and fourth portions.
A REQUIEM is usually a setting of the Mass for the Dead. Here it is a setting of passages from the German Bible written by Brahms as a memorial to his mother. It consists of seven movements :-
1. 'Blessed are they that mourn.' 2. ' Behold all flesh is as the grass.'
This has the character of a massive Funeral March. The middle part is an outburst of joyful anticipation.
3. 'Lord, make me to know the measure of my days.' The first part of this is a Baritone Solo.
4. - How lovely is Thy dwelling place.'
5. ' Ye now are sorrowful; howbeit ye shall again behold Me.' This movement, a delicate, ethereal Soprano Solo, was written after the rest of the Requiem had already had its first performance.
6. ' Here on ' earth we have no continuing place.' This is a dramatic movement, divided between the Baritone Soloist and the Chorus.
7. 'Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.' Brahms follows tradition in closing his Requiem with a subdued, serene movement.
Mr. C. Lewis Hind: 'Six Great Artists and What They Stand For - Constable'
To conclude his series. Mr. Lewis Hind has chosen one of the best-loved of all English painters. John Constable (1776-1837) has left behind him the finest pictures of English landscapes that have ever been painted, and in particular his pictures of the Suffolk country that was his home (he was born at East Bergholt and educated at Dedham Grammar School) have never been surpassed for complete comprehension of a typically English countryside.
'Educational Development in America.' S.B. from Sheffield
DR. STORR BEST. who is Education Officer to the City of Sheffield, has recently returned from a tour of the United States, and will have much of interest to say about the latest educational developments there. The Americans, with their vast and heterogeneous population, including a lerge proportion of immigrants speaking practically no English, have, of course, a peculiarly difficult set of problems to face, but they are attacking them with great courage and resource, and in every department of education they have many hints to give that we in this country should be glad to take.
The Great Maya City (Continued)
MR. MITCHELL-HEDGES specializes in travelling in parts of the world where adventure and the unexpected are to be found. In his recent journeys in Central America his discoveries took the form, not of giant fighting fish nor of head-hunting savages, but of many hitherto unsuspected relics of the great Maya civilization that once ruled where now the people live in almost primitive barbarism.
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