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: MUSIC'S ANCIENT CHARM. . THE STATION ORCHESTRA

Conductor,
DAN GODFREY , Junr.

Contributors

Conductor: Dan Godfrey

: The Making of a King

Three Dramatic Episodes in the Life of David the Great King of Israel.
Musical Interludes on the Harp. Mind-Picture I. A Room in Saul's Palace.
King Saul, in a melancholy and irritable mood, is awaiting the arrival of David, the shepherd stripling from Judah. David delights the King's heart by his naive manner-and is made the royal armour-bearer.
Mind-Picture II. A Room in Saul's Palace.
David plays on a harp and sings to the King-refreshing him and scattering the mists of his evil humours.
Mind-Picture III. A Hillside upon which Saul's Army is Encamped.
The troops of Saul and those of the Philistines are drawn up in battle array on opposing hillsides. Goliath, the Philistine champion, has been shouting his defiant challenge to single combat each morning and evening for forty days. But no one will meet him. David, who is visiting the camp of the Israelites, bringing provisions, bears Goliath repeating his challenge. He begs to be allowed to fight the giant. Saul is persuaded to let him go-and arms David with his own accoutrements. But David decides to discard Saul's armour -and goes forth to meet Goliath armed only with a staff, a sling and five smooth stones.

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S.B. from London.








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