Alice Moxon (Soprano); W. H. Squire
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
THE scent of cigarette smoke in his wife's boudoir aroused the jealousy of Susanna's husband, until Susanna confessed that the smoker was none other than herself. Such is the plot of the one-act Opera to which Wolf-Ferrari attached this wholly appropriate, gay-spirited Overture.
IN Charpentier's Opera Julien, a Parisian artist, falls in love with Louise, a working girl. Her parents will not let her marry a man of so happy-go-lucky a profession, as they think it, so the lovers run away together to Montmartre. There, in their charming little garden overlooking Paris, Louise sings her song, telling Julien how much happier she is with him than toiling in the dull workshop she used to know.
TN the First Act of Pagliacci Nedda , the wife of the travelling show-man Canio, left alone, thinks of her girlhood and wistfully meditates on the freedom of the birds around her. mCHAIKOVSKY tells in one of JL his letters how, one day when he was trying to ' lay the foundation for a new Symphony,' he found the germ, not of a Symphony, but of a future Suite. A few days later he had one of his frequent fits of depression, and was asking himself, ' Am I played out?' Soon his mood changed, and thereafter the work went well.
When he came to London in 1888 to conduct a Philharmonic Concert, he chose these Variations as one of the Movements to represent his music.
There are twelve delightful Variations on the Air, the last, a brilliant Polonaise, being the longest and most developed.
FROM Grieg's incidental music to Bjornson's drama, Sigurd Jorsalfar (Sigurd the Crusader), three pieces have been taken to form a Suite.
I. Introduction. We are in the Court of King
Sigurd and King Eystein, sons of Harald, both of whom reigned in Norway at the same time, and were rivals. Here we have the atmosphere of royal pomp and festivity.
II. Intermezzo, Borghild's Dream. Borghild and Eystein were lovers. In order to show that she is innocent of a wicked accusation, she has been compelled to undergo the ordeal by fire-to walk over red-hot iron. She does so without taking any hurt. Later, she fears her lover is not true to her, and upon Sigurd's pleading, marries him, so ruining both her happiness and that of Eystein, who had remained faithful. In this scene she sleeps uneasily, and is tortured by doubt. Awaking, she cries, ' Still I am walking over red-hot iron,' and the music depicts her agitation.
III. Triumphal March. Sigurd, repentant, dedicates himself to the welfare of Norway. In. this scone the two kings are approaching, hand in hand, the place of law-giving, amid the loyal shouts of their people.
The Rev. W. H. JACKSON , of Burma : ' Why I live among the Burmese Blind'
SON of a former M.P. for Greenwich, ' Father '
Jackson, as he is called by his blind pupils, himself blind from childhood, has built up a wonderful work for those similarly afflicted at Kenmendine, in Burma. He shares all their life, wears Burmese dress, and eats Burmese food and sits and sleeps on the floor. A friend recently said of him, ' he is to the blind of Burma what Father Damien was to the lepers of Molakai.' Man could hardly earn nobler praise.
The Song of Hannah
I Samuel xi, 1-10.
' Herr, gehe nicht in's Gericht' (No. 105)
' Lord, enter not into wrath '
(For the words of the Cantata, see page 202.)
(The Bach Cantata to be performed next Sunday is No. 46: Schauet doch und Schet,': 'Behold and see.')
Alice Moxon (Soprano)
Doris Owens (Contralto)
Tom Purvis (Tenor)
Arthur Cranmer (Baritone)
The Wireless Chorus and The Wireless Orchestra
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
Relayed fromtheY.M.C.A. Service Men'slnstitute,
Arranged by the Y.M.C.A. and similar to informal Services being held the same day in Y.M.C.A. Tents in 30 Territorial and Regular summer camps
THE BAND OF THE DEVONSHIRE ROYAL
ARTILLERY TERRITORIAL ARMY
(By kind permission of Lt.-Col. R. H. DAVEY , T.D.)
Selection by the band
Hymn : ' Fight the Good Fight' Prayer : Mr. J. J. VIRGE , C.B.E. Lesson, Ephesians VI, 10-20
Hymn, ' Lead, Kindly Light'
Address : Sir ARTHUR K. Yapp ,
(National Secretary of Y.M.C.A.) Hymn : ' The day Thou gavest,
Lord, is ended '
Selection by the Band
Appeal on behalf of the Council for the Preservation of Rural England, by the EARL OF CRAWFORD AND
Listeners will remember a series of Talks on ' England's Green and Pleasant Land' given by, amongst others, Sir Henry Hadow , Mr. Philip Snowden , and Professor G. M. Trevelyan. This series was connected with the Council for the Preservation of Rural England, for whose funds Lord Crawford is appealing tonight. This is the sort of cause with which everybody sympathizes, but which does not, at first sight, seem to imply any particular need of financial support. Lord Crawford is to explain just why money is most urgently needed to preserve the English countryside and how such money may be spent to best advantage.
Relayed from the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
FOSTER RICHARDSON (Bass)