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: THE VICTOR OLOF SOLOIST SEXTET

MARJORIE PARRY
(Soprano)
KEITH FALKNER
(Baritone)

Contributors

Soprano: Marjorie Parry
Baritone: Keith Falkner

: A RELIGIOUS SERVICE

From Birmingham
Relayed from the CENTRAL HALL, Birmingham
Order of Service :
Hvmn. ' Thro' all the changing scenes of life'
'(Methodist Hymnal, No. 17)
Reading Anthem
Hymn, Spirit blest, who art adored' (M.H.,
No. 253)
Address by the Rev. F. H. BENSON (Chairman of the Birmingham and Shrewsbury District of the Wesleyan Methodist Church)
Hymn, How sweet the name of Jesus sounds '
'(M.H., No. 109)

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. F. H. Benson

: FROM THE ORATORIOS

From Birmingham
THE BIRMINGHAM
STUDIO
AUGMENTED
ORCHESTRA
(Leader,
FRANK CANTELL)
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
BELLA BAILLIE (Soprano); PARRY
JONES (Tenor)
THE BIRMINGHAM
STUDIO CHORUS
I. 'ST. PAUL'
(Mendelssohn)
Overture
Soprano Air, ' Jerusalem, thou that killost the prophets'
Chorus, 'Happy and blest'
Tenor Air, ' Be'thou faithful unto death '
Chorus, ' See what love hath the Father'
THE Overture opens with a quiet statement of the Chorale (or hymn-tune) Sleepers, wake, a voice is calling, which is sung as a Chorus in the Oratorio. To this succeeds a fugal passage, a minor-key melody given out by Violas and Bassoons, being taken up in turn by various instruments. This is worked up, and then a running String accompaniment enters, in the midst of which, now above, now below, phrases of the Chorale theme stand out. The time quickens, and the fugal melody is further discussed, the Chorale increasingly dominating it ; the last line of this tune rounds off the Overture.
The first air, the lament of Jesus over Jerusalem, is placed in the Oratorio after the account of the martyrdom of Stephen : ' Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, thou that stonest them which are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered unto Me thy children, and ye would not.'
The third item, the Chorus, servos as a commentary and meditation on the death of Stephen, at whose martyrdom Saul was present.
' Be thou faithful unto death and 1 will give thee a crown of life ' is sung after the recitative telling of the persecution of Paul, and of the Lord's standing with him, and strengthening him. ' See what love' is the last Chorus but one in the Oratorio.

Contributors

Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Soprano: Bella Baillie

: II. 'LAZARUS'

(Schubert)
Part I—'The Death of Lazarus'
IN 1820 Schubert took a fancy to the poems of the Professor of Theology, at Hallo,
Niemayer, and took up his Lazarus, or the Feast of the Resurrection, a dramatic poem, intending to set it as a cantata for Easter.
He only finished the first part, dcoling with the illness and death of Lazarus, and a portion of the second part.

Contributors

Mary: Bella Baillte
Martha: Isabel Tebbs
Lazarus: Parry Jones

: III. JUDAS MACCABAEUS'

(Handel)
Chorus, ' A Father Whose Almighty Power '
Soprano Recit... ' 0 let eternal honours,' and Air,
' From mighty Kings '
Tenor Reeit., 'My Arms,' and Air, 'Sound an alarm'
Chorus, ' We hear








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