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: 'Messiah'

(Handel)
Performed by THE WORCESTERSIRE Associa
TION OF MUSICAL SOCIETIES
Relayed from the Town Hall, Birmingham
Soloists :
FIFINE DE LA COTE (Soprano)
ALICE VAUGHAN (Contralto)
STEUART WILSON (Tenor)
JAMES HOWELL (Bass)
THE BIRMINGHAM (B.B.C.) AUGMENTED
ORCHESTRA
(Leader, FRANK CANTELL)
Conducted by Sir HUGH ALLEN
G. D. CUNNINGHAM (Organ)
The Interval will occur at approximately 4.30, and during this period
Tom BROMLEY (Pianoforte) will play from the Studio
A DETAILED note of all the numbers in the Oratorio has been given in previous issues.
It will suffice now to remind listeners that the work is in three parts, and that after the Overture (in two sections, one broad and dignified, the second quicker, strong, and spirited) the first few solos and choruses in PART ONE consist of Isaiah's prophecies of the coming Messiah, this section culminating in the jubilant outburst of ' For unto us a Child is born.'
Then comes the beautiful, restful contrast of the Pastoral Symphony, an interlude preparing us for the Annunciation solos. The First Part ends with the well-loved solos ' He shall feed His flock' and ' Come unto Him. all ye that labour,' with the Chorus ' His yoke is easy.'
The opening of PART Two speaks of the Atonement, and goes on to rejoice in the triumph of God's power-' Lift up your heads. 0 ye gates ! ' ' Who is the King of Glory ? ... The Lord strong and mighty ...'
At No. 37 (' The Lord gave the word’) begin the ' Missionary' sentences. ' Why do the nations ' follows, and ' Thou shalt break them.' The great ' Hallelujah' Chorus concludes this part of the work.
PART THREE. After' I know that my Redeemer liveth ' comes the most dramatic part of the Oratorio. The solemn, subdued ' Since by man came death ' is answered triumphantly with ' By man came also the resurrection of the dead'; similarly, ' For as in Adam all die ' is answered by ' Even so in Christ shall all be made alive.*
' Follows ' The trumpet shall sound,' and the solos and chorus affirming the glorious certainty of the victory over death.
The two final choruses are an ascription of praise-' Worthy is the Lamb ... Blessing and honour be unto Him.' ' Amen'

Contributors

Contralto: Alice Vaughan
Tenor: Steuart Wilson
Bass: James Howell
Conducted By: Sir Hugh Allen
Conducted By: G. D. Cunningham
Pianoforte: Tom Bromley

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR :

' Doctor Snooky tells a story,' by Phyllis Richard -son. Songs by Cuthbert Ford (Baritone). Raie da Costa (Pianoforte)

Contributors

Story By: Phyllis Richard
Songs By: Cuthbert Ford

: LIGHT MUSIC

THE ERNEST LEGGETT LONDON OCTET
* THELMA PETERSEN (Soprano)

Contributors

Soprano: Thelma Petersen

: A POPULAR CONCERT

Relayed from the Assembly Rooms, City Hall,
Cardiff S.B. from Cardiff
NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES
Conducted by WARWICK BRAITHWAITE

Contributors

Conducted By: Warwick Braithwaite

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE

Contributors

Conducted By: Jack Payne

: VAUDEVILLE

ALEC CHENTRENS
(The Anglo-French Entertainer)
RAIE DA COSTA
(Syncopated Pianisms)
SANDY ROWAN
(Scots Comedian)
CLAPHAM AND DWYER in a ' Spot of Bother '
PHILIP BROWN 'S DOMINOES DANCE BAND

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy Rowan
Unknown: Philip Brown








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