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(in the Nave)
Special Psalm 111
Te Deum and Benedictus
Stanford in C
Easter Carol, 'This joyful Eastertide ' (Cowley Carol Book, No. 51)
Sermon : Preacher. THE LORD
ARCHBISHOP OF YORK
Hymn, Jesus Christ is risen today The Service conducted by the Rev.
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BETTY Bannerman (Contralto)
Ashmoor BURCH (Baritone)
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
THE leading composers have for the most part neglected the Military Band, as though so popular a medium were unworthy of their best ideas. Times are changing, and more and more the great composers are realizing that the band is in every way as well adapted for presenting their music as the concert orchestra may do.
Gustav Hoist is among the few modern British musicians who have given the Military Band a fair share of their best work, composing, among other music, two vigorous and thoroughly popular Suites for it. The second one is largely based on folk tunes, as the names of the movements set forth, and the only further point of interest for listeners is that the two tunes which are cunningly welded together in the last movement are the same which Mr. Holst uses so happily in his St. Paul's Suite for Strings.
Overture, ' The Magic Flute' - Mozart
3 38 BETTY BANNERMAN An Evening Hymn - Purcell
Gathering Daffodils (17th Century Tune) - arr. Somervell
This Joyful Easter Tide - arr. Somervell
3 46 BAND Second SuiteMarchâ??introducing ' Swansea lown and ' Claudy Banks ' ; Song Without Words, ' 'I'll love my Love ' ; Song of the Blacksmith ; Fantasia on the Dargason â?? introducing ' Green Sleeves.' - Holst
4.0 ASHMOOR BURCH Lakme, ton doux regard (Thy glances fair) (' Lakme ') - Delibes
Romance - Debussy
Ecstasy - W. Morse Rummel
4.8 BAND Divertissement - Schubert
4.20 BETTY BANNERMAN Invocation - Cyril Scott
Anne's Cradle Song - Armstrong Gibbs
Silent Noon - Vaughan Williams
4.28 BAND First Movement, the ' Moonlight' Sonata - Beethoven
Rakoczy March - Berlioz
4.40 ASHMOOR BURCH Le Soir (Evening) - Gounod
Love's Reckoning-) - York Bowen
Storm Song - York Bowen
4.47 BAND Two Poetical Scenes In the Woods ; In tho Village - Godard
of Duets for Two Pianofortes by ETHEL BARTLETT and RAE Robertson
THE name of Clementi is not exactly beloved by young pianists. Ho left a great mass of studies and educational music for the pianoforte with which most young people have to struggle. The most important of these are grouped together in a book called ' Gradus ad Parnassum,' and many toiling aspirants after mastery of the keyboard have found this ascent of Parnassus very steep and difficult. Ho was himself a brilliant pianist, and left a considerable volume of other work too, but the best known incident of his career is the pianoforte playing contest in which he engaged with Mozart. The contest was supposed to have been instigated by the Emperor Joseph II, and it was apparently a drawn battle, each competitor earning the respect of the other.
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'Nebuchadnezzar and the Three
Children ' (Daniel i, 3-21)
DANIEL, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah were selected by Ashpancz from the captive children of Israel to join a company of young men, ' well favoured, skilful in all Wisdom, cunning in knowledge, and understanding science,' from among whom King Nebuchadnezzar, after they had been instructed in the learning and tongue of the Chaldeans for three veers, would select his three chief counsellors.
During these three years it was decreed that they should be given a daily provision of the king's meat and of the wine which he drank. But Daniel, not wishing to defile himself by submitting to this diet, persuaded Ashpanez to allow him and his three compatriots to ep.t pulse and to drink water.
Now at the end of the three years when the company of young men were brought before the king, ' there was found among them all none like Daniel, Hantmiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Therefore stood they before the king, and became his foremost advisers.
Nebuchadnezzar found them so much wiser than all his magicians and astrologers that soon, headed by Daniel, they attained positions of great importance in the kingdom of Persia.
DER Himmel LACHT
(The Heavens Laugh)
Relayed from the Guildhall School of Music
ELSIE SUDDABY (Soprano) JOHN ARMSTRONG (Tenor)
KEITH FALKNER (Bass)
LESLIE WOODGATE (Organ)
JOHN FIELD (Oboe)
THE WIRELESS CHORUS and THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
(Trumpets, Tympani, Oboes, Bassoon and Strings)
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
THE words of the Cantata are as follows : â
I.-Sonata. II. â Chorus.
The heavens shont, the earth with praise exulteth,
And everything that draweth breath.
The Saviour lives I He now in triumph rlseth,
And proud hath hurst the bars of death.
He who within God's acre resteth
The Holy One to heaven now calleth.
III. â Recitative (Bass).
0 longed-for day
Come, spirit, sing with joy!
The First and Last, Beginning and the Ending,
He Whom our heavy guilt did cast to hell's grim keeping,
Today is risen from the tomb !
He Who was dead, behold, now liveth ever t
And, as the head, so liveth every member. Within His hands He holds .
The keys of death and hell's dark portal. His mantle's folds
Blood red be-dyed and torn with scourging cruel.
Today are decked with victory like a jewel.
IV.â Aria (Bass).
Prince eternal, strong defender, Lord Almighty, God's own Son,
See, Thy cross was but a ladder Set to raise Thee to Thy throne !
Lo, the piercing cords that bound Thee Deck Thee now with glory rare !
E'en the cruel thorns that tore Thee Gems of worth and beauty arc I
V. â Recitative (Tenor).
Arouse thee, then, my soul whom Christ delivered I
To Him thy homage pay I
A new life at His service lay I
Flee shun the works of darkness !
Soul, let thy Saviour now above receive thy love and goodness !
Thy conduct, as a vine, see no ill fruit
But e'er that it to heaven its branches reareth !
O Christian, haste, and flee hell's tomb, escape ye 1
But leave the stone, thy sin, in darkness wrapped,
Behind thee, and seek for Jesu's self alone!
VI.â Aria (Tenor).
He who would in Christ be living Must himself to God be giving, In Whose image was he made; To the skies his soul upraising, From the tomb of sin escaping, Now God's sign is on him laid.
VII. â Recitative (Soprano).
As members by their head Are guided all and led
So can from Jesus nought divide me, Whatever may betide me,
If I with Him do suffer pain, then He to heaven above will guide me.
Where sits He throned on high, my God my flesh shall see in heaven.
VIII. â Aria (Soprano).
Life's last moment, quickly come !
Close mine eyelids, in death sleeping ! Christ above will on me shine,
With the light on heaven down leaping ! Come, dear angels, take me home !
IX. â Chorale.
My course is set to heaven above To Christ I'd hence betake me. Asleep in Him and in His love, No mortal hand can wake me.
Lord Christ, fair victor in the strife. 'Tis He shall call my soul to life, And bliss eternal grant me !
The words are taken, by permission of Messrs. Constable and Co... from, ' Bach's Cantata Texts, Sacred and Seculatr,' by C. Sanford
From St. George's Chapel, Windsor Hymn, ' 0 Sons and Daughters, let us Sing '
Lesson : John xx, 11-19
Magnificat (Chant in E Flat)
Anthem, ' Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ '
S. S. Wesley
Address by the Dean OF Windsor Hymn after Blessing, ' Jesus lives '
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Appeal on behalf of the Joint Housing Committee (appointed by the London Council of Social Service and the Mansion House Council on Health and Housing), by Mr. JOHN GALSWORTHY
THE Joint Housing Committee represents some fourteen Housing Associations in London, all of which provide healthy dwellings on low weekly rentals, build houses, or buy up insanitary houses, making them habitable. The Associations, which are mainly dependent on share or loan capital, carrying low or limited rates of interest, are urgently in need of additional funds to extend their work; and their present appeal is for donations towards housing the poorest in decent houses.
Contributions should be sent to [address removed]. The fund will be allocated to the various Housing Associations by the following trustees: Sir Vansittart Bowatcr and Mr. E. C. Grenfell , M.P.'s for the City of London, the Rt. Hon. Sir Willoughby Dickinson , K.B.E., Chairman of the London Council of Social Service, Lt.-Col. C. Waley-Cohen , C.M.G., Chairman of the Mansion House Committee on Health and Housing, and Sir Edgar Bonham-Carter , K.C.M.G., Chairman of the Joint Housing Committee of the two Councils.
KATE WINTER (Soprano)
MAURICE COLE (Pianoforte)
THE WIRELESS SYMPHONY
Conducted by PERCY Pitt
Overture, ' In Autumn '
First Spring (for String Orchestra)
Norwegian Wedding Procession
9.28 KATE WINTER (with Orchestra)
Solveig's Cradle Song The Swan
9.38 MAURICE COLE (with Orchestra)
10.7 KATE WINTER
Two Brown Eyes The Nightingale
Lyric Suite, Op. 57
Shepherd Boy ; Norwegian Rustic March; Nocturne; March of the Dwarfs
.From York Minster
S.B. from Leeds
ORGAN (during entry of the Choir)