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: A Religious Service in Welsh

Relayed from Bethlehem Welsh Congregational Church
Emyn, ' 'Tanymarian' (580, Caniedydd Newydd) Darllen yr
Ysgrythur Emyn. 'Arweiniad' (1,060, Caniedydd Newydd) Gweddi
Can, George Owen (Tenor)
Anthem. ' Emyn Craedigaeth ' (20, Caniedydd Newydd)
Pregeth, Parch. Llewellyn C. Huws
Emyn, ' Pen Nebo ' (646, Caniedydd Newydd) Gweddi, Hwyrol Weddi


Unknown: Ysgrythur Emyn.
Tenor: George Owen
Unknown: Emyn Craedigaeth
Unknown: Hwyrol Weddi

: S.B. from London

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WE think of Glazounov as a master of orchestral and piano writing. Here, however, wo have a Violin Concerto of his. It is a work of four clearly-defined Movements, but there is no break from start to finish, and the Third Movement is a repetition (altered and cut down) of the First. '
. 'FIRST MOVEMENT.' (At a moderate pace.)
At once the First Main" Tune' (sweet, expressive) is given out by the Solo Violin, and repeated by Violas and Bassoons while the Soloist adds decorations.
There is little more material in the Movement.
At the end the Soloist is left unaccompanied for a few moments, and leads into the SECOND MOVEMENT. (Moving steadily.) Once more the Solo Violin gives out the Main Tune, also marked sweet, expressive. After it has been repeated an octave higher, an agitated passage comes. The Woodwind repeat the Main Tune, the Solo Violin trilling above, and soon breaking into elaborations. Soon there follows the THIRD MOVEMENT. As already noticed, this is a shortened, altered recapitulation of the First Movement. It ends with a florid' Cadenza,' or Solo passage for the Violin, with occasional accompaniment, which leads straight into the FOURTH MOVEMENT. (Quick.) The Finale is mainly constructed on the bright tune given out at the outset by Trumpets, on brilliant display in the Solo Violin, and on a graceful time brought in first by the Soloist.
'BABA YAGA, that fearsome witch, is a typical, picturesque character of Russian folk-lore.
She rides through the air in a mortar, propelling it with a pestle, and covering her tracks by trailing behind her her witch's broom. When at home, she busily uses the pestle and mortar for pounding human bones.
Liadov wrote.this work about twenty years ago.


Conducted By: Warwick Braithwaite

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