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' A Story of Adventurous Faith '
Hymn, 'How sweet the name of Jesus sounds ' (English Hymnal, No. 405)
Bible Reading: The Gospel according to St. Mark, Chapter ii, Verses 1-12
Anthem, ' Hymn
Address by the Rev. J. A. FINDLAY
Hymn, Jesu, the very thought of Thee '
(English Hymnal, No. 419)


Unknown: Rev. J. A. Findlay


HERE is a group of Madrigals, beginning with one by the longest-lived of tho Tudor composers, William Byrd. who in a life of over eighty, years saw the budding, the flowering, and the decline of the Madrigal.
Byrd's song has a refrain supposed to bo sung by a disappointed lover :-
Adieu love, adieu love, untrue love.
Your mind is light, soon lost for new love ... Three days endured your lovo to me, And it was lost in other three.
Moray's madrigal is tho quaint experience of ono who, walking ' round around about a wood.' ' heard a pretty, merry maid that long before had walked.' She was lamanting 'Hey ho, troly loly lo, heavy heart, my lovely lover hath disdained me.'
Thcso are the words of Wilbye's madrigal : :— As matchless beauty theo a Phoenix proves Eair Leonilla, so thy sour-sweet loves.
For when young Aeon's eye thy proud heart tames,
Thou diest in him, and livest in my flames.
Weelkes sings of the wooing of country swains in the morris dance, and contrasts with this pleasure the state of one who woos ' with tears and ne'er tho nearer,', who ' dios in grief and lives in fear.'
Fair Phyllis is one of a set of Madrigals published in 1599 by John Farmer , who described himself on the title page of his vo!umo as ' practitioner in the art of Musieque.'
Quintets for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn:


Unknown: William Byrd.
Unknown: John Farmer

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