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Relayed from the Rally Ground,
Arrowe Park. Birkenhead S.B.from Liverpool
Processional Hymn, ' All creatures of our God and King '
Intercessions and Thanksgiving, led by the Rev. PAT Leonard , Scout Chaplain, Church of England
Lesson, read by the Rev. J. H. BATESON , Scout Chaplain. Free Church
Scout Law, recited by H. S. MARTIN ,
Hymn, ' All hail the power of Jesus'
Name ' (English Hymnal, No. 364)
Address by His Grace the ARCH
BISHOP OF CANTERBURY
Hymn, ' Stand up, stand up. for
Address by the Chief Scout, Sir
The Scout Promise
Special Prayer for the King The National Anthem
The Blessing, pronounced by His
Grace the ARCHBISHOP OF CANTER
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PERCY HEMING (Baritone)
HARRY ISAACS (Pianoforte)
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
SAINT-SAENS composed this March in honour of his friend the painter, Henri Regnault , who was killed during the Siege of Paris in 1871. It is not, however, a Funeral March ; its name indicates quite clearly the composer's intention, and it does, indeed, embody something of triumph and exultation. Scholarly composer though he was, Saint-Saens could write thoroughly popular tunes when he chose, and this March is rich in good-going melodies.
There is a very short introduction and then woodwinds play the first main tune, in which the whole band soon joins. A slower section follows with a new tune ; the tenor trombone plays it first. There is a return of the opening music and then a quicker section brings the March to an end.
Sm ARTHUR SULLIVAN 'S first success was won with music inspired by a Shakespeare play, The Tempest. He composed it during the student years he spent in Leipzig as holder of the Mendelssohn scholarship of the Royal Academy of Music, and it was played soon after his return to London at one of the Crystal Palace Saturday concerts, August Manns being the conductor. It was played again in the following week, a very unusual distinction at these concerts, and soon afterwards the Halle Orchestra gave it in Manchester. Sullivan's reputation was thus firmly founded.
Throughout his busy life he composed a good deal of incidental music for plays, and even the long series of Gilbert and Sullivan operas had now and then to be interrupted for such work. The Overture and incidental music for Macbeth, carried out at Sir Henry Irving 's request for a revival at the Lyceum, was composed between Ruddigore and The Yeomen of the Guard. But in spite of the labours which these and many other enterprises entailed, the Macbeth music has much of the spontaneous freshness on which Sullivan could draw so freely.
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The Rev. R. A. C. POOLEY : Some
Lights and Shades on the World's Loneliest Island '
The last in a series of four speeches made in the capitals of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales on the origin and objects of the War, delivered in Cardiff on October 2, 1914, by the Rt. Hon. H. H. Asquith, Prime Minister, 1908-1916.
As time passes and perspective lengthens, the stature of the landmark formed in all branches of activity by the War becomes increasingly apparent. In literary histories of the future the period 1914-18 will be recognized as a convenient peg upon which to hang the end of a great era in English prose style. Exponents of it survived the War, and of these, the late Lord Oxford and Asquith was one the greatest.
His oratory was formed upon'the finest classical models. It is distinguished for terseness, lucidity, and the gracefulness of conscious mastery of his medium. His speeches at the beginning of the War have been compared with those of William Pitt during the Napoleonic wars. In syntax and idiom there is nothing to differentiate them. They provide perhaps the latest examples of the great tradition of public speaking founded at the end of the eighteenth century; a tradition which is breaking up under the stress of modern methods of communication.
The speech at Cardiff is the last of a series of four speeches, made in the capitals of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, for the purpose of recruiting. They are not the least impressive memorial of a groat crisis in the history of the British Empire.
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' NlMM TON UNS HERR, DU TREUER
(' From us, 0 Lord. in mercy take ') Relayed from the Midland Institute,
LILIAN COOPER (Soprano)
GLADYS PALMER (Contralto)
Tom Pickering (Tenor) ARTHUR Cranmer (Bass)
G. D. Cunningham (Continuo)
THE Birmingham STUDIO CHORUS
Conducted by Joseph LEWIS
English text by D. Millar Craig ,
Copyright B.B.C. 1929.
I. — Chorus :
0 take from us. Thou righteous Lord, Thy chastisement. Thy flaming sword Wherewith for sin we are oppress'd : Of countless sins we stand confessed. From warfare guard Thy people still, From famine, plague, and pv'ry ill !
II.— Aria (Tenor) :
Thou who all our frailty knowest. Yet to sinners mercy showest.
From us turn Thy wrath away ! Still thy sinful people cherish. Leave us not in that last day, Like Jerusalem to perish.
III.-Reeitafh" and Chorale (Soprano) :
0 God our Lord, Thy mercy show
So shall our country peace and plenty know.
When angry tempests on us fall.
On Thee 0 God, All Merciful, our Help
In need. we call:
Thy grace. Thy peace on us bestow !
Against the enemy of mankind, by Thy great might thou canst defend ub.
0 grant Thy grace, evil tho' we do. And pardon us who sin anew.
From righteousness whose feet are straying,
And ialt'rin" aye. Thy Truth gainsaying. With us in mercy. Lord. abide.
And guide us in Thy way. our sin confessing.
So when at last we come to seek Thy blessing.
Thy face, in wrath. Thou dost not hide.
IV,—Aria (Bass) :
Must yet on us Thine anger fall ?
Thy wrath is like a fire that seareth. My spirit is appall'd. and feareth, Ah, pity us and hear us call
On Thee nur Father, on Thy grace,
Tho' we have siHn'd before Thy face.
V.—Recitative and Chorale (Tenor) :
For sin hath brought Thy people low
Not ey'n Thy saints Thy Law are keepiBS, They come before Thee sham'd and weeping :
Thro' Satan cometh nought but woe. Yea. tho' we know his arts
That poison all our frail and yieldina hearts,
And to destruction seek to bring us, As tho' to lions he would Ming us.
The world and ev'n our mortal clay. Have led us ever from Thy way.
Temptations of the world, about us press, To hire us from the way of righteousness. Our trials know'st Thou, Lord. alone : Thy help alone can reach us.
And strength and wisdom teach us. Oh take us, Father, for Thine own.
VI.—Duet (Soprano and Alto) :
Remember Jesu's bitter death, 0 Father; and His Crucifixion,
His grievous wounds. His sore afflict ion, He gave His Life for all mankind That so salvation we might find ; Thro' all my days on earth below, 0 Clod of Love. Thy mercy show. In grief I draw my ev'ry breath Remember Jesu's bitter'death.
0 lead us, Lord. with Thy right hand, Grant peace and plenty to our land Give us Thy blessed word to know,' From Satan guard us here below,
And grant us evermore Thy Grace
That we may stand before Thy Face 1
Cantata for next Sunday. August 11, will be
' Siehe zu. dass deine Gottes— furcht nicht Heuchelei sei ? '
' Take thou heed, thy praise of God be not a false and vain thing.'
Relayed from St. Jude on the Hill,
Hampstead Garden Suburb
Order of Service :
Hymn, ' How bright these glorious spirits shine '(Ancient and Modern 438)
The Lord's Prayer
Bible Reading : Revelation vii,
Anthem. ' Crossing the Bar (
Francis Hamblin )
Address by the Rev. BASIL G. BOURCHIER
Hymn, ' Saviour, again to Thy dear
Name we raise ' (Ancient and Modern 31)
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Appeal on behalf of St. Vincent's Orthopaedic Hospital by the Rt. Hon. the Viscount FITZ ALAN of DERWENT,
K.G., G.C.V.O., D.S.O.
EVERYONE is alive to the importance of early treatment of crippling diseases in children, combined with training in suitable trades to enable them to earn their own living. The open-air wards and workshops of St. Vincent's Orthopaedic Hospital, where boys and girls from a few months up to sixteen years of age are received for treatment, and subsequent training, bears this necessity urgently in mind. The Hospital, which stands on Haste Hill , looking across the valley to Harrow, is under the care of the Sisters of Charity, and among the members of its council are Lady Lovat, Sir James Calder , and Sir Cecil Pereira. There are 140 beds; but the waiting list, especially on the girls' side, where a new ward is urgently required, is a long one-Lord FitzAlan, by making this appeal, carries on the interest which his brother, the late Duke of Norfolk, took in this Hospital in its early years.
Contributions should be addressed to [address removed]
8.50 WEATHER FORECAST, GENERAL
NEWS BULLETIN; Local Announcements ; (Daventry only) Shipping Forecast
and the Park Lane Hotel Orchestra
SILVIO Sideli (Tenor)
From the Park Lane Hotel