: The Children's
Hour goes to School. The Class will contain : Selections by the St. Audrey's (Hatfield) School Orchestra ; ' Jonathan's New Trousers,' by J. C. Stobart; ' The Gallant Rescue ' (Christina Chaundler), told by Ena Grossmith
4 LTHOUGH he is best known cs a ghost-
A hunter-a pursuit that lie has conducted for many years, and about which he has written many interesting books-Mr. Elliott O'Donnell will talk this evening about the ordinary physical terrors of being lost at. night in a forest in the Kockies. buried in a leafy darkness peopled with such undesirable neighbours as rattlesnakes and grizzly bears.
Played by LAFHTTE
Op. 10, No. 1 (' Edward ') ; Op. 118, No.
THE first of the four Ballads that make up
Brahms' Op. 10 is described as 'After the. Scottish ballad Edward '—the words of which the Composer later set as one of his Ballads and Romances (Op. 75). This ancient tale, the spirit of which is caught in the piece we are to hear, is found in Percy's Reliques. It is a dialogue between a mother and her son. He comes in with reddened sword, and she anxiously asks what is the meaning of it. He says first that he has killed his steed. Pressed, he declares that he has killed his father. In the mother's heart fear and horror grow. Ho says he will ' fare over the sea,' leaving his wife and children for ever. And what will ye leave to your ain mither dear ? ' she tremblingly asks. In anger and despair the son cries out, 'The curse of hell frae me shall ye bear! '-for
' sic counsels ye gave to me.'
The later Ballad is one of the set of six pieces that make up Op. 118, written in 1893, the Composer's sixtieth year. It is short, crisp and vigorous, with a sweet lyrical interlude in the middle. A momentary reminiscence of this gentler strain forms its happy end.
TN his two previous talks, Professor D'Arey Thompson has dealt with the limitations imposed by Nature on the size and speed of movement of living things. This evening he will consider the manifestation of the same principle which restricts the size of inanimate things so different as a raindrop and a star, and enter on the intricate problem of restrictions on form, taking as his illustration that familiar object, the soap-bubble.
This scries of talks will now be suspended until the conclusion of Professor Turner's series on the Total Eclipse, which begins next week. Professor D'Arey Thompson will resume his series on July 5.
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