KATHLYN HILLIARD (Soprano)
HARRY BRINDLE (Bass)
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
MOZART'S air is sung by the page Cherubino, who, though he is in love with the Countess, is flirting with her maid. He steals from her a ribbon that belongs to the Countess, and placates the maid by giving her a song he has written about her mistress.
T ULLY (1633-1687) was a poor Italian youth who was taken to France when quite young. Ho began his working life as a kitchen scullion, and was lucky enough to gain the favour of the young King, Louis XIV , who made him leader of his band. Being as clever a courtier as he became a composer, he found out that the French liked Ballets and graceful Operas, and pleased them by writing plenty of these, himself acting and dancing in some of them.
Sombre woods (Bois Epais) comes from the tragedy Amadis, one of Lully's late works.
IN the last Act of Puccini's Opera, Mimi lies dying in the garret where live the Bohemians. She needs food and medicine, and Colline, one of the band, determines to sell his overcoat to get them. In this air he bids the old garment a sad farewell.
THE Song of Penitence is a heartfelt cry for pity upon the sinner who has offended against God's law. Then comes a mood of comfort, as the penitent, remembering God's promises of mercy, feels his heart lighten, and believes that he may yet redeem himself and win again God's favour.
The Day of Atonement, which falls tomorrow, is the most solemn day in the Jewish Calendar. On this day the Jew withdraws from the moil and toil of daily life and, freed from the stress of worldly cares, devotes himself to a retrospect of his life in the past year, to self-examination which leads him not only to an acknowledgment of his wrongdoing, but to repentance and to a desire to return to the path of righteousness. The Day is spent in fasting and prayer; fasting, which brings home to the Jews the weakness of the flesh, and with it a contrition of spirit and a realization of man's dependence on Divine help, and prayer, for forgiveness of past sins, and for the strength and Divine help to return to a nobler life, and to an 'at-one-ment' with God and with one's fellow-man.
Rabbi Hertz, who broadcasts on this occasion, is one of the best-known Jews in the whole of that cosmopolitan race. Born in Czecho-Slovakia, he went as a child to New York, worked in South Africa from 1898 to 1911, returned to New York in 1912, and succeeded Dr. Adler as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Empire in 1913.
A Song of Doom for Tyrants
Isaiah xiv, w. 3-20, 24-27
Relayed from St. Ann's Church, Manchester
S.B. from Manchester
'LIEBSTER GOTT, WANN WERD' ICH STERBEN?'
(When will God recall my spirit?)
GLADYS SWEENEY (Soprano)
CONSTANCE FELPTS (Contralto)
WILFRID HUDSON (Tenor)
REGINALD WHITEHEAD (Bass)
THE ST. ANN'S CHURCH CHOIR
THE AUGMENTED NORTHERN WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by T. H. MORRISON
GEORGE PRITCHARD at the Organ
(For the words of the Cantata see page 549)
Next week's Cantata is No. 114: 'Ach lieben Christen, seid getrost' ('Ye Christian people, weep no more')
From Bradford Cathedral
S.B. from Leeds
Hymn, 'Saviour, again to Thy dear name' (C.H., No. 23, A. and M., No. 31)
Anthem, 'O for a closer walk with God'
Hymn, 'Jesu, Lover of my soul' (C.H., No. 440, A. and M., No. 193).
Address by the Rev. Canon Cecil W. Wilson, M.A.
Hymn, 'The Radiant Morn hath passed away' (C.H., No. 31, A. and M., No. 19)
Standing on the site of an old Saxon church, Bradford Cathedral is itself one of the most historical ecclesiastical buildings in the North. It dates from 1458 (although the tower was not added until half a century later), and, as the Parish Church, went through many vicissitudes, including a temporary transition to a fortress during the Civil War. It became a Cathedral when the diocese of Bradford was formed in 1919. Canon Wilson will be remembered by many listeners as the Vicar of Swansea, where ho arranged many broadcast services. He is now Archdeacon and Vicar of Bradford.
An Appeal on behalf of Charing Cross Hospita!, by Mr. GEORGE VERITY , J.P., Chairman of the Hospital.
SITUATED in the heart of the West-end,
Charing Cross Hospital has become the accident hospital of London, and thousands of people who have been injured in the streets are brought to it every year, whilst there are 300 beds for In-Patients. The Hospital is at present trying to raise money to buy an adjoining Hospital to provide space for expansion and so extend its work, and towards the £100,000 required, £84,000 has already been received......
Contributions should be sent to [address removed]
KEITH FALKNER (Baritone)
THE WIRELESS STRING ORCHESTRA Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON