ARTHUR CRANMER (Baritone)
WILLIAM PRIMROSE (Solo Violin)
The WIRELESS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by the COMPOSER
First Norfolk Rhapsody
A T the centre of Vaughan Williarrs 's creed we find folk-song. There can be few men living who understand and love the homely songs of the people as he does, and in his three Norfolk Rhapsodies he has written works based upon folk-songs he has himself collected in the Fen country.
The First Rhapsody contains five such songs, which enter in this order : (1) A slow Introduction has the rhythm of The Basket of Eggs; (2) The Captain's Apprentice (Solo Viola) ; (3) A Bold Young Sailor he Courted Me (Cor Anglais, Harp accompanying); (4) Ward the Pirate (Brass, giving out the tune in a drawn-out form) ; (5) On Board a '93 (Strings). ARTHUR CRANMER Songs with Piano The Water Mill Silent Noon
When Icicles hang by the Wall ORCHESTRA
Pastoral Symphony ARTI UR CRANMER
Songs with Piano
Whither Must I Wander t
The Sky Above the roof The Winter's Willow
Romance, ' The Lark Ascending!
THIS is a very lovely ' Romance' for Solo
Violin and Orchestra, inspired by George Meredith 's poem beginning:-
He rises and begins to round,
He drops the silver chain of sound, Of many links without a break,
In chirrup, whistle, slur and shake.
The whole piece is extremely delicate. The listener must settle comfortably in his chair and attain a restful frame of mind.
Fantasia (on a Theme by Tallis) for String
Quartet and Double String Orchestra
VAUGHAN WILLIAMSS spirit in religious music is much akin to that of the sixteenth century Thomas Tallis , whom we call ' the Father of English Cathedral Music.'
Here is a work in which, as the present-day
Composer muses upon one of Tallis's psalm tunes, we receive a singularly sweet and pure impression of beauty.
In the weaving of the musical tapestry the Orchestra is divided into two bodies, and a quartet of String Soloists is also employed.
The Fantasia was written for the Gloucester
Festival of 1910, and first performed there-in the ideal surroundings for such a piece.
Overture to Incidental Music to Aristophanes'
' The Wasps '
FOR the production of Aristophanes' Comedy,
1 he Wasps, at Vaughan Williams's own
University of Cambridge in 1909, the Composer wrote incidental music, which he later made into a suite.
Tho themes in the Overture are taken from the music that accompanies the play. First we hear the buzzing of the wasps (who act as chorus in the play, giving their views on current topics, and putting a sting into them.) Then we hear old modal tunes in the folk-song style, that one of the characters sings ; and lastly there are themes from a scene of reconciliation between father and son, whoso quarrels form the main subject of the play.
Browning's ' Childe Roland ,' read by RAYMOND TRAFFORD ,
Conducted by the Rev. Canon C. S. WOODWARD , relayed from St. John's Church, Smith Square
Rev. Canon C. S.
by the TONBRIDGE SCHOOL CHOIR, directed by R. H. KAY , Musical Director, relayed from Tho Chapel of S. Augustine , Tonbridge School
Hymn, ' 0 Come, All Yo Faithful'
FROM the STUDIO
Hymn, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear' Bible Reading Psalm 21
Address by the Rev. THOMAS NIGHTINGALE ,
Secretary of the Free Church Council
Hymn, E. H. , 585, ' Thou Didst Leave Thy
Hymn, E.H., No. 266, ' At Even Ere the Sun
THE REV. THOMAS NIGHTINGALE , who is now General Secretary of the National Free Church Council, has formerly held pastorates at Lincoln, Leeds, London and Southport.
The Police Court Mission. Appeal by the Rt. Hon. Viscount CAVE, G.C.M.G.
IT is a happy coincidence that the Jubilee of the Police Court Mission should coincide with the coming into force of a new law that makes it compulsory for every Court to appoint a missionary. The Mission is run by the Church of England Temperance Society, and works in connection with the many other activities of the Society, such as shelter homes, labour homes, and training farms all over the country. It is almost impossible to exaggerate the good that the Mission does by helping hard cases, reclaiming first offenders, and providing honest employment for discharged prisoners who would otherwise. only too probably relapse again into a life of crime.
Lord Cave, who makes the appeal, is, of course,
Lord Chancellor, and it is particularly fitting that the head of the whole legal system should lend his support to a movement designed to help those who have ruined their lives by coming into collision with the law.
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