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: A Band Concert

The Band of the 2nd Bn. The Welch Regiment
(By kind permission of Lieut.-Col. T.G. Mathias, D.S.O., and Officers)
Bandmaster, C.L. Ward

Some time after Adelaide was published Beethoven wrote to the poet Matthisson
(the author of the words) sending him a copy of the song, and speaking of his setting of the 'heavenly' words as 'something which came so warmly from my heart'. Its composition clearly gave him keen pleasure, probably because the poem expressed so well the romantic, almost sentimental side of his nature in the early years of manhood.
The friend of Adelaide wanders lonely among the beauties of Nature, in which every object reminds him of the absent one. He sees her face in evening clouds, in starlit night. The breezes whisper her name; he hears it in the rustling of the grass and the song of the birds.
The climax of the song comes as with a change of emotion he exclaims: 'See, on my grave there blooms a flower from the ashes of my heart; on every purple leaflet gleams "Adelaide"'.


Musicians: The Band of the 2nd Battalion The Welch Regiment
Bandmaster: C.L. Ward

: The Gwalia Quartet

Marian Kempton, Lottie Wakelin, David Thomas and Talbot Thomas
The Island Herdmaid; The Grail Galley; An Island Sheiling Song


Soprano: Marian Kempton
Contralto: Lottie Wakelin
Tenor: David Thomas
Baritone: Talbot Thomas

: Band

Land of My Fathers; The Lincolnshire Poacher; Ap Shenkin; God Save the King.

: Religious Service

Relayed from the United Methodist Church, Cardiff.
Opening Voluntary: 'Romance' (Watling)
Hymn, 'In Thy Name, O Lord, Assembling' (United Methodist Hymnal, No. 249)
Prayer: The Lord's Prayer intoned
Hymn, 'Crown Him with Many Crowns' (United Methodist Hymnal, No. 128).
First Lesson
Chant, Psalm 8
Hymn-Anthem, 'Sing Alleluia Forth' Thiman
Hymn, 'We Bless Thee, Lord, for All This Common Life" (No. 511)
Second Lesson
Solo Violin, 'Benedictus' (Mackenzie).
Violinist, Winifred Ware
Hymn, 'Love Divine, All Loves Excelling' (No. 452)
Sermon by the Rev. A. H. Nicholas, Cardiff
Hymn, 'The Sabbath Day has Reached its Close' (No. 253)
Benediction. Vesper. Closing Voluntary, 'Postlude in D'
(to 20.00)


Organist: J. E. Deacon
Violinist: Winifred Ware
Sermon: The Rev. A. H. Nicholas

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