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SAINT-SAENS was very fond of travel, and after a busy season of concerts, operas and rehearsals, he used to go off to Africa or India, or the Canary Islands, sometimes causing anxiety by disappearing completely for a time, leaving no address.
This piece, originally written for Violin and Orchestra, is one of the fruits of his travels-a reminiscence of scenes enjoyed in sunny Havana.
It consists of a number of short sections, bound together by the recurrence, in various forms, of distinctive rhythms and themes.
The rhythmic figure of the first melody is prominent throughout the piece. The time changes to a livelier measure, and soon the first rhythm is heard again, but in a new melody. Still another theme, in moro flowing style, is brought in, and after some showy passages for the soloist, the opening section, varied a little, is repeated.
Finally, the Violin has still more brilliant display work, and a Coda touching upon several of the work's loading points brings it to an end.
THE tuneful gaiety and homely sentftnent of this piece make it a constant favourite. It will bo remembered that it embodies tunes from the Opera-the Children's Prayer at the opening (on the Horns); the Witch's Magic (Trumpets); the Song of the Sandman who puts children to sleep, and so forth.


THE majority of modern poets specialize in their own particular line, and wo become accustomed to expecting from them the same sort of poetry. In more spacious days it was not so ; Shakespeare wrote lyrics and sonnets as exquisite as his plays are magnificent, and similarly Milton, the epic poet of ' Paradise Lost,' was a lyric poet of the first rank. This afternoon's reading, which will include' L'Allegro,'' Lyeidas,' and two of the sonnets, as well as passages from ' Samson Agonistes ' and ' Paradise Lost,' will give a good idea of his range.


Conducted by the Rev. Canon E. S. WOODS
Relayed from Croydon Parish Church


Hymn, ' City of God ' (Songs of Praise, No. 216) General Confession and Prayer for Absolution Lord's Prayer; Thanksgiving Psalm No. xcvi; Lesson
Hymn, 'Jerusalem' (Songs of Praise, No. 204) Prayers and Intercession
Anthem, ' I will lay me down in peace ' (NobU)
Address by the Vicar of Croydon (The
Rev. Canon E. S. WOODS )
Hymn, ' Praise my Soul' (Songs of Praise,
No. 342)
Benediction i fpODAT is Industrial Sunday—an annual
J- celebration of the dignity of labour and of tho advance towards effective co-operation amongst all sections of those engaged in industry. These objects will be referred to by Canon Woods in his sermon in this broadcast service, and also by Canon Guy Rogers in his sermon in the service broadcast by 5GB.


Appeal on behalf of the King Edward Memorial Hospital at Baling, by Lady TREE
THE General Hospitals of Greater London, though less well known than the famous
London hospitals, do a great deal of valuable work of more than local importance, in as much as they relieve the central hospitals of a considerable number of patients. The King Edward Memorial Hospital at Ealing, which ia one of these general hospitals in the London area, was built in 1911 on a site capable of extensive further development, and three stages of extension have since been completed. The latest of these, the Queen Alexandra Wing, cost £25,000, and it is to clear off the remainder of this debt, about £13,000, that a wide appeal is now being made.
Contributions should be addressed to [address removed]


(Tenor) mOWARDS the end of 1908, Tercentenary
Celebrations of Milton's birth were held in London. At the famous Cheapside Church, St. Mary-le-Bow, close to which Milton was born, celebrations took place on his birthday-1 December the ninth. For this occasion Sir
Walford Davies wrote this Solemn Melody.

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