ELSIE BLACK (Contralto)
EILEEN AND JELKOVITCH (Violin)
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
S.B. from Leeds
Conducted by the Rev. C. H. LUCKMAN , Superintendent Minister of the Keighley Wesleyan
Relayed from Horton Lane Congregational Church,
Bradford Hymn , ' 'All things bright and beautiful ' (Church Hymnary, No. 18)
Hymn, Looking upward every day' (C. H.,
Lesson : Matthew xviii, verses 1-6, 10-14
Hymn, ' Praise Him, Praise Him, all ye little children'
Address by the Rev. S. J. PEARCE , President of the Bradford Sunday School Union
Hymn, ' God make my life a little light' (Congregational Church Hymnal, No. 771)
A Song of Times and Seasons
Ecclesiastes iii, 1-13
S.B. from Glasgow
' Was Gott thut, das ist wohlgethan ' (What God doth, that is surely right)
JOAN ELWES (Soprano)
CATHERINE STEWART (Contralto)
LEONARD GowiNGs (Tenor)
WALTER CAMPBELL (Bass)
THE Station Choir and ORCHESTRA
Conducted by HERBERT A. CARRUTHERS
(For the words of the cantata see page 489.)
Next week's cantata is No. 8. ' Liebster Gott , wann werd.' ich sterben ? ' (' When will God recall my spirit ?')
THE BELLS and a HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICE Bells Hymn. ' To Thee, 0 Lord ' (A. and M., No. 384)
General Thanksgiving and Lord's Prayer Praise and Thanksgiving
Hymn, ' 'We plough the fields and scatter (A. and M., No. 383)
Address by the Vicar (Rev. Henry EDWARDS) Hymn, ' For the beauty of the earth ' (A. and M., No. 663)
An Appeal on behalf of Missions to Seamen by Mr. STUART C. Knox , M.A.
ALL the world over British seamen know the 'Flying Angel Mission;' as the Missions to
Seamen are called, from their flag. For over seventy years it has carried out its purpose of providing the sailor with those things, both physical and spiritual, of which by reason of his calling he would otherwise be deprived. The Society has sixty-eight branches at home and forty-eight abroad, whilst 149 chaplains and laymen devote their time to the work. The ' Flying Angel' flag has recently been hoisted at a new institute in Port Sudan, in the Red Sea.
Contributions should be sent to [address removed].
Doris VANE (Soprano)
John THORNE (Baritone)
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
ROSSINI'S Othello came out in 1816, the same year as The Barber of Seville, when lie was twenty-four. It has not had a success like The Barber's; Rossini was not quite the man to partner Shakespeare, and of course, even this author's text was by no means regarded as sacred, in those days. Byron, when he heard the work, described the libretto as ridiculous.
At the start, the actor who played Othello
(Davide) helped to give the work a fine send-off, with his big bass voice of three octaves' compass. But note what ho did-we have this on the authority of a French critic, writing in 1823: instead of the composer's final duet, Davide substituted one from Armida, quite different in mood. ' As it was impossible to kill Desdemona to such a tune,' says this narrator, ' the Moor, after giving way to the most violent jealousy, sheathes his dagger, and begins in the most tender and graceful manner his duet with Desdemona, at the conclusion of which, he takes her politely by the hand, and retires amidst the applause and bravos of the audience.....'
THIS piece was composed for performance by the massed
Bands at Wembley on Empire Day a few years ago. It is built upon a number of somewhat unfamiliar tunes, the first of which, Tadg bui (Yellow Tim) was taken down by -the Composer from a. singer of folk-songs in County Cork. An Antrim tune, and snatches of The Green Ribbon, lead to the appearance, as a. Euphonium solo, of Along the Ocean shore. The Clarinets next start' a ' chorus Jig,' and a Pipers' Dance is heard a little later. Two more tunes arc used, and then the last section is made out of two
THE MASTERSINGERS, Wagner's one
Comedy, is for many people the best work he ever wrote.
The Prelude to Act III belongs to the tenderer moods of the work. It introduces the scene in which the poet-philosopher-cobbler, Hans Sachs , sits at his window, reading and meditating in the glow of the sun of midsummer morning, upon the life and the strife of men.