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: The Cory Silver Band

Conducted by J.G. Dobbing


Musicians: The Cory Silver Band
Conductor: J.G. Dobbing

: Children's Service

S.B. from Glasgow
(to 18.00)

: Religious Service in Welsh

Relayed from the Tabernacle Baptist Church, The Hayes.
Hymn 782 (Llawlyfr Moliant) (Ton - Hungerford)
Emyn 585 (Ton - Llangynnog) Gweddi
Emyn 720 (Ton - Salvator)
Y Parch J. Williams Hughes
Emyn 806 (Ton - Trewen)
Y Fendith
Emyn Hywrol-O, aros gydi ni Pontypridd

: Organ Recital

Relayed from the Tabernacle Baptist Church, The Hayes.

: Beethoven's Mass in D (Missa Solemnis)

Centenary Celebration
Third Concert of the Cardiff Musical Society's Season 1926-7
Relayed from the Park Hall
Elsa Suddaby (Soprano); Mary Foster (Contralto); Parry Jones (Tenor); Herbert Heyner (Baritone)
The Society's Chorus
The Station Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Walford Davies

The Solemn Mass was one of Beethoven's last and greatest works. He began it with the intention of completing it for performance at the installation of his patron, the Archduke Rudolph, in the Archbishopric of Olmutz. That day, he wrote, would be one of the grandest days of his life; 'and', he added, 'God will enlighten me, so that my weak powers may contribute to the glorification of this festive day'. But the music was not finished in time for the ceremony, and it was not heard until some time later.
The movements are as follows (the English translation uses the form of words in general acceptance):-
Kyrie Eleison (Quartet and Chorus)
'Lord have mercy upon us, Christ have mercy upon us, Lord, have mercy upon us'.
Beethoven wrote over the Kyrie the words: 'From the heart-may it reach again to the heart'.
Gloria in Excelsis. This Movement includes four linked sections, the Gloria, Gratias, Qui tollis and Quoniam. The first is set for Chorus-'Glory be to God on high, and in earth, peace, goodwill towards men. We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee, we glorify Thee'.
Gratias agimus (Quartet and Chorus): 'We give thanks to Thee for Thy great glory....'
Qui tollis (Quartet and Chorus): 'Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us... receive our prayer...."
Quoniam te solus Dominus (Quartet and Chorus): 'For Thou only art Holy.... Thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art Most High in the glory of God the Father, Amen'.


Soprano: Elsa Suddaby
Contralto: Mary Foster
Tenor: Parry Jones
Baritone: Herbert Heyner
Singers: The Society's Chorus
Musicians: The Station Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Walford Davies

: Beethoven's Mass in D (Continued)

Credo. In this there are several linked sections, corresponding to the several affirmations of the Creed. The first begins with the Chorus, 'I believe in one God...' and ends 'Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven'.
This is followed by
Et incarnatus est (Quartet and Chorus): 'And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary; and was made man. And was crucified also for us.... and was buried'.
Et resurrexit, (Chorus): 'And the third day He rose again... and ascended into heaven....'
Credo in spiritum sanctum (Quartet and Chorus):
'And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Givar of life..... And I believe one Catholic and Apostolic Church....'
Amen (Quartet and Chorus). This is the conclusion of the Creed.
Snactus (Quartet, with Chorus later): 'Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts, heaven and earth are full of Thy glory, Hosanna in the highest',
Benedictus (Orchestral Prelude, followed by Quartet and Chorus: 'Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest'.
Agnus Dei (Quartet and Chorus): 'O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Grant us Thy peace'.

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