From St. Columba's (Church of Scotland), Pont
(Sea centre of page)
HAROLD Williams (Baritone)
The WIRELESS MILITARY BAND
Conducted by B. WALTONO 'DONNELL
FOR the Diamond Jubilee of Queen
Victoria, Sir Arthur Sullivan composed two very differentpieces of music, one in a thoroughly popular form, and tho other for use in church or amid surroundings of solemn ceremony. The latter was a Festival To Deum, performed first at the Chester Festival in that year, 1897. The other, which is to be played this afternoon, was a lighthearted and graceful Ballet, which had itsfirst performance on the Alhambrastage on the actual Jubilee day in tho samo year.
Though it is but seldom heard now, it is a good example of Sullivan's happy way of blending lighthearted tunes with sound orchestration and workmanship generally. It included, for instance, a Fugue, which was actually danced, not by any means a usual number in a ballet. To tho musical world, that was naturally the most interesting feature of tho work.
There is a vigorous, almost stormy introduction, which dies away very softly. The next movement, also beginning softly, is the entrance cf the Hunters, a brisk movement in
6.4 time, at that date still something of a novelty. It leads through a rapid passage in common time to a dainty waltz movement. That, in turn, passes through a short movement in jig time to a boisterous Galop, and, with a brief return to the waltz, the Suite comes to an end.
(John Bunyan )
'Christiana and Mercy pass the Slough and reach tho Wicket Gato
' NUNKOMM, DER HEIDEN HEILAND’
(' Come, Redeemer of our Race ')
Relayed from the Church of the Messiah,
DOROTHY SILK (Soprano)
TOM PICKERING (Tenor)
G. D. CUNNINGHAM (Continuo)
The BIRMINGHAM STUDIO CHORUS and ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
(For the words of the Cantata, see page 596)
From tho Studio
Order of Service :
Hymn, ' Hark the glad sound ! Tlia Saviour comes' (Tune: Bristol) (English Hymna], No. 6)
Confession and Prayer Chant, Psalm 46
Lesson, John i, 1-18
Intercession and Thanksgiving
Hymn, ' Thy Kingdom come on bended knee '
(English Hymnal, 504)
Address : Canon GARFIELD H. WILLIAMS , O.B.E.,
M.B., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., Secretary .of the Missionary Council of the National Assembly of the Church of England
Hymn, ‘ Jesu, Thou Joy of loving hearts' (Church
Hymnary, 420. Tuno, Maryton).
IT is appropriate that at this St. Andrewstide, when the Established and Free Churches of Groat Britain are specially considering their missionary responsibilities, the preacher should be the Secretary of the Missionary Council of the National Church Assembly. The Church has few such eloquent and forceful speakers and advocates. After taking his medical degrees at ' Bart's,' ho worked with tho Student Christian Movement, and was for some time in charge of the Science Department of St. John's College, Agra. He was ordained in 1914, and during the War was Principal of St. Andrew's College. Gorakhpur, and also undertook important work for the War Board of the United Provinces. After being foreign secretary of the Church Missionary Society for three years, and also serving as a member of the Phelps Stokes Education Commission to East and Central Africa, he took up his present work in 1924. He was one of the British delegates at the recent Jerusalem Meeting of the International Missionary Council.
Appeal on behalf of the Lady Chichestcr Hospital, Hovo, by The COUNTESS OF CHICHESTER
THE work accomplished by the Lady Chichester Hospital in curing cases of nervous disorder and nervous breakdown among poor women and children has long been recognized as a vital contribution to national health and welfare. This is the first hospital of its kind in the country ; patients are accepted from any district and even those who are destitute are found accommodation. In the ordinary way, patients pay according to their means, but few can afford a sum to cover the full expenses of their treatment and keep. Consequently, the hospital, which has no endowment, is m urgent need of funds.
Subscriptions should be sent to [address removed]
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL