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Relayed from ST. COLUMBA'S, Pont
GOD SAVE THE KING
Psalm 100, Tune 26, Old Hundredth Prayers
Psalm 122. Chant
Old Testament Lesson-Isaiah xxxv.
Read by Lord AMULREE , G.B.E., K.C.
Hymn 141 (Scottish Hymnal), 29
(Church Hymnary), 379 (Ancient and Modern), 'Now thank we all our God'
New Testament Lesson-St. John i, 35-42. Read by Lord AMULREE Hvmn 176 (Scottish Hymnal), 424
'(Church Hymnary), 699 (Ancient and Modern), ' 0 Love that wilt not let me go.'
Paraphrase II. Hymn 562 (Church
Hymnary), 612 (Ancient and Modern). Tune, Salzburg, 0 God of Bethel! by whose hand'
The Lord's Prayer
The Sermon, The REVEREND Archi-
BALD FLEMING, D.D.
Hymn 309 (Scottish 'Hymnal), 601
(Church Hymnary), 165 (Ancient and Modem), ' 0 God our help in ages past.' Tune by Vaughan Williams
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DOROTHY SMITHARD (Contralto)
DAVID WISE (Violin)
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
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Ovorturo, ' Le Domino Noir' (' Tho Black Domino - Auber
DOROTHY SMITHARD Recit., Frondi tenere (Kindly Branches) - Handel
Aria, Ombra mai fu (Peaceful Shade) ('Xerxes') ') - Handel
BAND Gipsy Rondo - Haydn
Waltz, Eugene Onegin ' - Tchaikovsky, arr. Gerrard Williams
DAVID WISE Aria - Senaglia (1600)
Rondo - Mozart, arr. Kreisler
Alman - Anon. (1500), arr. Harold Craxton
BAND Selection, ' Romeo and Juliet' - Gounod
DOROTHY SMITHARD The Shepherd's Song - Elgar
All in a garden green - Lidgey
My heart is like a singing bird - Parry
BAND Five Hungarian Dances (Nos. 17, 18, 19, 20, 21) - Brahms
' NUN KOMM, DEB HEIDEN HEILAND '
(' Come Thou, the Heathen's
Relayed from THE GUILDHALL
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
MARY HAMLIN (Soprano) DORIS OWENS (Contralto)
ERIC GREENE (Tenor)
STUART ROBERTSON (Baas)
THE WIRELESS CHORUS
LESLIE WOODGATE (Organ) THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA (Oboes, Trumpet and Strings)
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
ANOTHER Cantata based on this text has already been broadcast. It was one of the earlv Cantatas, and this one dates from some twenty years later, belonging to that group of fifteen simple chorale cantatas almost all of which haye by now, been included in the broadcast series. The first Chorus is built up on the chorale in the way with which listeners are now familiar, and the splendid orchestral accompaniment is founded mainly on one of those motives of happiness which Bach uses so often with such a fine sense of exaltation.
The two arias, both for men's voices, are among the best examples of solo numbers in the Cantatas, and the one for tenor is specially melodious and touching. When the bass voice sings of the Saviour's conflict with Evil, the accompanment, hold and vigorous, is built up on fine of the motives of strife and tumult with which Bach sets before us the image of battle and contending forces. The Cantata, much simpler than the other on the same text, Is none the less, a noble piece of-sacred music.
Come Thou, the heathens' Saviour, Whom the Virgin Mother bore.
All the earth doth worship Thee, God will'd that so it might be.
How wonderful are all His ways and His myst'ries :
In might He appeareth, the Lord of mankind...
The treasures of Heav'n are revealed before us,
And man in his need wondrous manna shall find.
Our hearts it awakens and might sheddeth o'er us.
So from His heav'nly Throne, His might and Crown,
The Son of God came down.
As man the Prince of Juda came.
Our way with joyful heart He fareth, And for the fall'n His mercy caretb.
0 glorious Light, of wond'rous Love th' eternal Flame 1
Strive Thou, conquer by Thy might,
Let Thine Arm be strong to guide us
Stand beside us,
In our Weakness do Thou take us, mighty make us.
V.—Recitative (Soprano and Alto) :
Then evermore we praise Thy Name, Our homage to Thy cradle bringing,
With joyful hearts our praises singing. For that the Saviour came.
Nor shall we fear our darkest night, Who know Thine everlasting Light.
Praise to Cod the Father, sing, Praise to God, His only. Son.
Praise to God. the Holy Ghost, Now and in Eternity.
English Text by D. Millar Craig. Copyright
[We regret, that an error was made in acknowledging the source of the text of last Sunday's cantata. The English version of it is by W. G. Whittaker , and is included in the Oxford University Press edition of the Bach Church Cantatas.]
Cantatas for the next four Sundays are '—
December 8. No. 107-Was willst du dicb. betrüben ? (Why should'st thou grieve ?).
December 15. No. 125-Mit Fried und Freud fahr' ich dahin (In peace and joy I now depart).
December 22. No. 1-Wie schon leuchtet der
Morgenstern (How fair appears the morning star).
December 29. No. 122-Das neugebor'ne
Kindelein (The new born babe).
F. G. BOWIE , of the Scottish Mission to the New Hebrides: ' The New Hebrides : Where they are and why I'm there ' S.B. from Edinburgh
The Last Voyage, Acts xxvii, 1-44
From the Studio
Stx ANDREWSTIDE has for some years past been recognized as a season when the Churches in Great Britain, Established and Free, should remember especially their missionary work overseas. It is appropriate, therefore, that the address at this evening's service should be given by one of the most forceful personalities among the younger men in the missionary movement. The Rev. William Paton , who is a member of the English Presbyterian Church, is Secretary of the International Missionary Council.
Order of Service :
Hymn, 'All People that on Earth do dwell' (Ancient and Modem, 166)
Hymn, ' City of God how broad and far ' (S.P., 216)
Address by the Rev. WILLIAM PATON , Secretary of the International Missionary Council
Hymn, ' Jesus shall reign ' (Ancient and Modem, 220)
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by Mr. GEORGE MORGAN
THE primary object of the Y.W.C.A. is to help in ministering to the spiritual, mental, physical, and social needs of young women in the fifty different countries in which it works. In Great Britain there are more than 2,000 beds in the Association's hostels, over 12,000 girls have planned their holidays through its camps and Holiday Homes this summer. and, in Great Britain alone, the clubs serve some 40,000 girls weekly. The London Y.W.C.A. has long wanted a central club which would serve the girls of the City and the West End. A suitable site has at last been found, the foundation-stone of the now building having, in fact, been already laid in June last by H.M. the Queen. Mr. George Morgan , President of the London Y.W.C.A., and late President of the National Council of Women, will appeal for funds for the finishing of the building and for the general work of the Association at home and abroad.
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MAURICE COLE (Pianoforte)
THE WIRELESS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Leader, S. KNEALE KELLEY )
Conducted by PERCY Pitt
LIKE moro than one of Weber's pieces of instrumental music, this has a story to relate. It tells of a lady whoso Knight is fighting with the Crusaders in the Holy Land. For a long time she has heard nothing of him, and the first two sections of the piece set forth the sadness and anxiety which beset her, and her fears lest he may have fallen in battle. Then, softly at first, as though in the distance, march music is heard, and the lady sees a gay procession with trumpet* sounding and banners waving, Knights and Squires riding homewards. As the train draws near, she sees with joy her own Knight riding among the others, and with the gladness of their meeting, the piece comes to a triumphant end.
IN April, 1829, at tho age of twenty, Mendelssohn left his home and family for the first time in his life, to visit this country. He appeared in London both as pianist and composer, and was received with the warmest of welcomes by the British world of music. The whole musical season was indeed something of a personal triumph for the young foreigner, and in some ways he must have been quite glad to reach the end of those strenuous weeks and to sot off for a visit to Scotland, reaching Edinburgh on April 28. It was there, in the old palace of Holyrood, that the idea of a Scottish Symphony first occurred to him. In his own words :
' In the evening twilight we went today to the palace where Queen Mary lived and loved ; a little room is shown there with a winding staircase leading up to the door ; up this way they came, and found Rizzio in that little room, pulled him out, and three rooms off there is a dark- corner where they murdered him. The chapel close to it is now roofless, grass and ivy grow there, and at that broken altar Mary was crowned Queen of Scotland. Everything around is broken and mouldering, and the bright sky shines in. I believe I found today in that old chapel the beginning of my Scottish Symphony.'
The work itself was not actually completed until 1842. It was played repeatedly in Germany with invariable success, and on its performance at a Philharmonic Concert in London under Mendelssohn's own direction, in June of that year, it mot with the most enthusiastic reception. After the performance, Mendelssohn, by Her Majesty's permission, dedicated it to Queen Victoria.
EVERYBODY knows at least one of Daquin's pieces, this jolly little pianoforte solo in which he imitates the cuckoo. Born in Paris before the end of the seventeenth century, he was a remarkablo child prodigy and played the harpsichord before King Louis XIV when he was only six. At the ago of twelve he was an organist, taking the place of his godmother's ihusband, and on one occasion defeated the great Rameau, whose name is now so much better known to most people, in a contest for an organist's post
He is best remembered by his many harpsichord pieces, especially the first book which contains the famous ' Cuckoo,' but he wrote for organ and other instruments as well, and left besides a considerable volume of vocal music, both sacred and secular. He lived to the good old age of 78, dying in Paris in 1772.
' LORD, What IS MAN ? '