SOLLOWAY Violin); WILLIAM TURNER 'S LADIES' PRIZE CHOTR (Nottingham) ; THE WIRELESS
ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOHN ANSELL
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Jephthah's Daughter (Judges ch. xi, 4-40 and sii,
A typical member of the Tamil race, Dr. Azariah, who is the first Indian to become a Bishop, is an outstanding figure in Christian life in India. His father was an Indian clergy-man working with the Church Missionary Society, and he himself has been an Indian Y.M.C.A. Secretary, Secretary of the National Missionary Society of India, and a member of the Executive of the National Christian Council of India. He was made a Bishop in 1912, and many white missionary clergy work under him. He has visited England on two occasions, when he became known as a striking speaker and preacher in English.
Right Rev. V. S.
from the Studio
Hymn, ' 0 Throned, 0 Crowned with all renown '
(Tune: St. Ursula')
Bible Reading Psalm
The Lord's Prayer
Hymn, Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem' (Tune :
' St. Fulbert')
Address by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
Hymn, ' Alleluia, Alleluia ' '(Time : 'Lux Eoi Prayer
Hymn, ' As now the sun's declining rays ' (Tune :
'St. Colomba ')
BACH'S half-dozen Motets are practically anthems, for double or single choir. Most of the works are shorter than the Cantatas, and contain no solo portions. The orchestral part, where there is one (as in the work now to be heard), is less independent than in the Cantatas. Generally the Motets can be effectively performed unaccompanied.
The Spirit also helpeth us was written in 1729 for the funeral service of the Rector of the Leipzig Church at which Bach was organist; it was employed later for general church use.
The words are taken from Romans viii, 26 and 27, with the addition of a verse of a Chorale. or hymn.
Rev. W. H.
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Played by MARJORIE HAYWARD (Violin); RAYMOND JEREMY (Viola) ; CEDRIC SHARPE (Violoncello) ; CLAUDE HOBDAY (Double Bass) ;
GORDON BRYAN (Pianoforte)
Relayed from the Rudolf Steiner Hall , London
THIS work takes its title from its last Movement
-L but one, which is founded on the Composer's own song. The Trout. The Quintet employs an unusual combination of instruments -Violin, Viola, 'Cello, Double-Bass and Piano.
There are five separate Movements, as follows:
FIRST MOVEMENT (Quick, lively). At first, the First Main Tune is only hinted at. Then, after a little climax, the Violin plays the complete Tune (which is like a short verse of a song), accompanied lightly by the other Strings, and punctuated by little upward flights on the Piano. The Piano repeats this Tune, decorating it.
After a good deal of running up and downstairs in all instruments, the Second Main Tune appears in the form of a Duet for Violin and 'Cello.
There is a wealth of material in this piece, but these two Tunes are all that can or need be noted here.
SECOND MOVEMENT (At a steady pace). The
Piano starts an easy-going Tune, and is answered by the Strings. After this has been treated at leisure, another Tune is heard in Viola and 'Cello. These are the two chief Tunes of a florid, but expressive Movement.
THIRD MOVEMENT, Scherzo (Very fast). The word ' Scherzo ' (or ' jest ') could hardly be better applied than to this playful Movement.
Even the ' Trio,' or Second Main Section, only differs from the First Main Section in being, perhaps, a little gentler. After the Second Main Section the first is repeated.
FOURTH MOVEMENT. This is a set of Variations on the song, The Trout. The Melody is given out by Strings alone ; it is in two halves, each of which is repeated.
There follow Six Variations, all very complex, but easy to follow.
FIFTH MOVEMENT (Moderately quick). This is an intricate Finale to follow in detail, but it is all exhilarating music, with some inspiring moments. Notice the delightful dance-tune with which it opens.
DORA LABBETTE (Soprano) ;
HUBERT ElSDELL (Tenor) ;
LEFF POUISHNOFF (Pianoforte)
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