THE VIRTUOSO QUARTET: MARJORIE HAYWARD (1st Violin). EDWIN VIRGO (2nd Violin), RAYMOND JEREMY (Viola), CEDRIC SHARPE ('Cello)
JAMES CHING (Solo Piano)
THE LONDON MALE VOICE OCTET
WHEN Haydn heard our National 'Anthem in England ho was greatly impressed. and determined to try' to write one equally worthy for his own people.
Haydn's tune is well known to us, because it is the tune (called Austria) commonly sung to the hymn ' Glorious things of Thee are spoken.' He based this ' Emperor's Hymn ' on a popular tune of his native country, Croatia, and later he wrote these Variations on the-Time, and made them one of the Movements of a String Quartet.
The Tune is first played through, and then the four simple Variations follow.
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'THE BARD OF THE DIMBOVITZA' (Rumanian
Collected from tho Peasants by HELENE VACARESCO
Translated by CARMEN SYLVA and ALMA STRETELL
MORLEY'S jolly song is a 'Ballet,' one of the lighter Madrigals that were ' all tho rage ' three hundred years and more ago. ' My bonny lass, she smiieth, while she my heart beguileth ' is the beginning of the piece, which ends, as was the custom in Ballets, with a rollicking ' Fa la la ' refrain.
THE second of the songs arranged by Vaughan Williams is a folk-song—a conversation between a lover and his lass. He must leave her for a while. She tells him how lonely she will be when he is far away, and he comforts her by the assurance that he will never be false to her till all the rivers run dry and the rocks melt with the sun.
THE SECOND (SLOW) MOVEMENT of this popular
Quartet is founded on two tunes, the second of which is that of a Russian peasant song. The entry of this melody is easily to bo picked out, for it is preceded by a short ' Cello passage, sliding up and down until the First Violin comes in with tho- new tune.
The THIRD MOVEMENT opens with something of the character of a Mazurka. It is noticeable that the normally weak second beat of the bar is stressed, in both the first and second sections of tho Movement.
THIS is the Second Movement of a String Quartet in D Minor-one of Schubert's ]ast works, and one of his best. The Movement is a set of Variations on a tune from one of his early songs-the dialogue botwoen Death and a Maiden. In that song a girl begs Death to pass her by and leave her to enjoy her youth. But Death bids her not to fear, but to rest, free from care, in his arms.
The Tune taken from this song is given out very simply and beautifully. It is followed by five Variations, which cover a wide range of emotion.
THE CALL of ABRAHAM, Genesis xii. and xiii.
By LEONARD H. WARNER
Relayed from St. Botolph's Church, Bishopsgate
FROM THE STUDIO
Hymn, Hail to the Lord's Anointed ' (Tune :
Psalm 137 : Chant. J. Turle (from Purcell) in F Address by the Rev. E. D. JARVIS , Muswell Hill Hymn, ' Songs of Thankfulness and Praise'
(Tune:' St. Edmund ')
Hymn. ' Sun of My Soul' (Tune : ' Hursley ')
Rev. E. D.
St. Christopher's College. Appeal by the Rt. Rev. the BISHOP OF WOOLWICH
ST. CHRISTOPHER'S COLLEGE was foundod in 1909 for the purpose of giving a training to people wishing to undertake the work of religious education in day and Sunday schools. Scientific child-study has brought changes of far-reaching importance in the methods of instruction and discipline in both public and elementary schools, and the same scientific principles must be applied to the training of the young in religion. Religious apathy and scepticism can often be traced to mistaken teaching in home and school. Teachers trained at St. Christopher's are working throughout the home country and also in many parts of the colonies, and so many applications for admission are received that an extension of premises is an urgent need. For this purpose a large sum of money is required.
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Relayed from the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne