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: An Orchestral Concert

Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
THE idea behind Les Preludes, the third of Liszt's series of symphonic poems, is taken from a work by Lamartine, the rrencn poet and statesman, whose gentle muse is something akin to that of Wordsworth.
Lamartine, in this extract, asks if Life is anything else than * a series of Preludes to that unknown song of which Death sounds the first and solemn note.' Hepictures love as ' the enchanted dawn of all life,' and speaks of the tempests that shatter love's bliss and dispel its illusions. Then the wounded soul seeks refugo in a pastoral life, but when the trumpet calls him to arms, ho seeks the post of danger, to find in battle full consciousness of himself and his powers.
Liszt follows his ' programme ' clearly enough; keeping to the main lines of 'Sonata' form. He makes one movement only of the work, using the two main themes that we are accustomed to meet- in a symphonic movement, but when he has exposed and developed:them, he brings in an Episode—a slow section—and then, when the delayed recapitulation of the original material comes, its themes are still further developed.

: Missionary Talk

The Rev. C.W. Posnett, of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society: 'Native States of India'

Thirty-Three years ago the Rev. C. W. Posnett began to work in the Medak district of Hyderabad, the great native state in the centre of India. For twenty years there seemed little to show for the devotion of himself and his little band of helpers. Then a great change began, and today he is at the head of a community of over 50,000 Christians, while Medak itself is a garden city with hospitals, schools and training institutions, and a great cathedral-like church. This rapid development at Medak is one of the most impressive chapters in the mass movement towards Christianity among the Indians


A Song of Innocence : Job xxxi, 13-37

: JSacb Cantata

No. 33. Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ
(' To Thee alone, Lord Jesus Christ ')
Relayed from the Church of the Messiah,
Joan ELWES (Soprano)
Alice VAUGHAN (Contralto)
G. D. CUNNINGHAM (Continuo)
Conducted by Joseph LEWIS
Relayed from Birmingham
(For the words of the Cantata see page 381)
Next week's Cantata is No. 25, ' Es 1st NICHTS
GESUNDES ' (' There is no more soundness ')

: A Religious Service


: The Service

Hymn, 'I've found a Friend; O such a Friend! '
(Methodist Hymn Book, 380)
'And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the Wilderness'
'God so loved the world'
Soloist, Mr. W. B. Frankish
Address by the Rev. J. W. Lightley, M.A., B.D., D.Litt., President of the Conference
Hymn, 'Abide among us with Thy grace'
(Methodist Hymn Book, 717)
Concluding Prayer Benediction

The first Sunday in September is of special interest to Wesleyan Methodists, for it marks the beginning of their new Church Year. On that Sunday every minister who has removed to a new charge stands in the strange pulpit for the first time officially, at any rate - and gives his message to an expectant people; while the newly installed President of the Conference occupies John Wesley's pulpit in Wesley's Chapel in the City Road, which John Wesley opened a hundred and fifty years ago. For the last two years, moreover, the President has been able, by means of the microphone, to address the Church at large, speaking, of course, not only to Methodists, but also to the thousands of those who are glad to join in the regular Sunday evening broadcast services. This year, the Rev. Dr. J.W. Lightley will, after the ordinary evening service, conduct the broadcast service, and give an address.

The original arrangement to broadcast this evening the service from Whitefield's Central Mission has been altered, by the courtesy of the Rev. A.D. Belden, D.D., its Superintendent, whose address is now to be relayed on December 30.


Appeal on behalf of the Young
Women's Christian Association, by BEATRICE COUNTESS OF PORTSMOUTH
Contributions should be sent to[address removed]

: Albert Sandier

and the Park Lane Hotel Orchestra
Relayed from the Park Lane Hotel
GABY VALLE (Soprano)

: Epilogue

Blessed are the merciful

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