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: A Symphony Concert

Relayed from the National Museum of Wales

National Orchestra of Wales
(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)

(to 14.00)

Contributors

Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales

: Broadcast to Schools: Great Leaders and Movements in Welsh History: III: Hydol Dda, and the Making of Laws for all Wales


Professor E. Ernest Hughes

In this talk Professor Hughes will tell of the House of Cunedda Wledig and of the progress towards the union of all Wales. He will also tell how Hywel, the Good, summoned a national assembly and proclaimed laws for all Wales.

Contributors

Speaker: Professor E. Ernest Hughes

: The Beethoven Trios: No. XII

The Station Trio: Frank Thomas (Violin); Ronald Harding (Violoncello); Hubert Pengelly (Pianoforte)

Trio, Op. 97, in B Flat
Finale
Trio in B
One Movement

Contributors

Violinist: Frank Thomas
Cellist: Ronald Harding
Pianist: Hubert Pengelly

: Lilian Keyes (Soprano)

Contributors

Soprano: Lilian Keyes

: London Programme

relayed from Daventry

: The Knights of Saint John

by Froom Tyler
A Programme in Honour of the Priory of Wales

In the eleventh century, certain merchants of Amaia founded a hospital for pilgrims at Jerusalem, and so began the Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John. Dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, the Order was in its earlier days purely a healing brotherhood, but subsequently it adopted a military character and took a valiant part in the Crusades.
In 1291 the Christians were driven out of Palestine and the Knights of Saint John removed to Cyprus, and then, in 1310, to Rhodes. They were compelled to surrender this island in 1522, and next settled at Malta, where, in 1565, they resisted a terrific siege by the Turks. In 1877 the ancient Order, having been revived in England, found a way to carry on, in a practical manner, its traditions as a healing brotherhood, and so was founded, as a department of the Order, the St. John Ambulance Association.
The first centre of the St. John Ambulance Association in Wales was established in Cardiff in 1882. A Priory of the Order was founded in Wales in 1918, with the Prince of Wales as Prior.

Tonight's programme presents four scenes illustrating the history and work of the Order.
I. The Holy Land, 1192
In the tent of Richard Coeur de Lion
Andrew, Alberto Knights of Saint John
Richard Coeur de Lion
II. Malta, 1565
Down on the ramparts
Gilbert, Pedro Knights of Saint John
III. France, 1918
In No-Man's-Land during a British Offensive
A Soldier
A Modern Knight of Saint John
The Spirit of Gilbert
The Spirit of Pedro
IV. A Street in Cardiff, 1929
Among the traffic and crowds
An Old Man
A Passer-by
A St. John Ambulance Man
The Spirit of Gilbert
The Spirit of Pedro

Contributors

Writer: Froom Tyler








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