Relayed from the Pavilion, Buxton Gardens
Conducted by Sir IVOR ATKINS
0 worship the King (William Kethe. c. ]593 and Robert Grant , 1785-1838, to Tune ' Hanover '—Croft, 1678-1727)
When I survey the Wondrous Cross (
Isaac Watts , 1674-1748, to Tune ' Rockingham ' — Edward Miller , 1735-1807)
Praise to the Holiest in the Height (Cardinal
Newman. 1801-1890, to Tune ' Richmond — Thomas Haweis , 1732-1820, altered by Samuel Webbe )
AS a conductor, an organist and a composer. Sir Ivor Atkins holds a high place in contemporary British music. He has been organist and mr.s-ter of the choristers at
Worcester Cathedral for thirty years, and he has on many occasions conducted such
Sir IVOR ATKINS. important festivals as the Three Choirs Festival at Worcester. His own compositions have also been performed on many such occasions.
THE BOYD ROBERTS TRIO : JOHN LOWNDES
(Violin); ALAN MORTON ('Cello) ; S.
BOYD Roberts (Pianoforte)
THE two Trios which Mendelssohn wrote for Piano, Violin and 'Cello do not rank among his most famous works, but they are admirable examples of his sincerity and tunefulness, and every Movement in them is put together with great accomplishment.
The FIRST MOVEMENT of the C Minor Trio
(the Composer's Op. 66, dedicated to Spohr) has capital vigour and good tunes.
The tranquil SECOND MOVEMENT is in a vein of melody that will be recognized by all who grew up to the sound of Mendelssohn's Songs without words.
Then comes the Scherzo, a word that to a musician means larks. Mendelssohn's larking is cheerful, but he is careful not to offend against the proprieties.
FOURTH MOVEMENT. In this ' Quick, impassioned ' Movement the 'Cello has the First Main Tune, and then (after a little treatment of part of it) a Pianoforte arpeggio brings in the Second Main Tune, loudly announced by the Strings. These two ideas, and one or two tributaries, form the basic material of the Movement, which swing along in bold and brilliant style, the Pianoforte especially having a splendid time of it.
4.30 HYMN SINGING FESTIVAL (Continued)
Fight the Good Fight (S. M. B. Monsell , 1811-
1875, to Tune ' Duke St.'—John Hatton , harmonized by Charles Stevenson )
For all the Saints (Bishop How, 1823-1897, to
Tune, ' Sine Nomine '―R. Vaughan Williams , Verses I, 2, 3, 7, and 8) Now thank we all our God (Martin Rinkart ,
1586-164!), trans. Cath. Winkworth) to Tune ' Nun danket '-Johann Cruger , 1598-1662)
HURLSTONE, who died in 1906 at the age of thirty, was a composer of sensitive feeling who left some fragrant Chamber music.
This Trio has four Movements; the First strong and graceful, the slow Movement in thoughtful mood, a high-spirited Scherzo, and a fiery Last Movement that has as its Second chief tune a Scots folk-song
The YORKSHIRE BRITISH LEGION MILITARY
BAND, conducted by H. W. KELF
A its name suggests, this band is entirely formed of ex-Servicemen, the majority of whom belonged to well-known Service bands. Two compositions by the conductor, Mr. H. W. Kelf , will be included in this evening's programme.
Mr. H. W.