THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by THE COMPOSER
A Children's Overture. Suite, As yott like it
Shepherds' Holiday ; Evening in the Forest; Merry Pranks ; Country Dance
Suite, Where the Rainbow ends
Rainbow Land ; Will-o'-the-Wisp ; Rosamund ; Fairy Frolic ; Goblin Forest
Conducted by the Rev. Canon Guy ROGERS
From ST. MARTIN'S PARISH CHURCH,
Order of Service :
Introductory Verse, Lord, behold us with Thy Blessing
Hymn, It came upon the Midnight clear
(Songs of Praise, No. 273)
Hymn, The Shepherds had an Angel
(Songs of Praise, No. 439)
Lesson, Matthew, Chapter ii, Verses
Hymn, The Wise may bring their
Learning (School Hymnal, No. 37)
Concluding Verse, Lord, dismiss us with Thy Blessing
The Service arranged by the Rev.
J. P. HODGES
Music by THE SCHOLARS of REA STREET
Rev. Canon Guy
Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
by RENEE CHEMET
Stories from the Old Testament-XIV
Joseph and his Brethren (continued)
(Genesis xliii, 15-xliv)
Relayed from CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL
8.0 Order of Service :
Hymn, As with Gladness, Men of Old (Ancient and Modern, 79 ; Church Hymnary, 63)
Lord's Prayer and Versicles
Anthem, Come, Holy Ghost (Palestrina)
Address by the Most Rev. THE LORD
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
Hymn. 0 God of Jacob, by Whose Hand (Ancient and Modern, 512)
Appeal on behalf of The Hospital For Sick Children, Great Ormond Street
By the Rt. Hon. Lord MacMillan, Chairman of the Hospital
Contributions will be gratefully received by [address removed]
The Hospital for Sick Children was founded in 1852 with 10 beds. It has now 327, including the Branch Hospital at Tadworth Court, Surrey. It was and still is the pioneer of all Children's Hospitals throughout the world. In 1930 in-patients numbered 7,154, out-patients' attendances, 113,516. The hospital is now a great school of research in the diseases of childhood.
Over one million and a half children from all parts of the world have been treated within its walls. The present buildings are quite inadequate. Not withstanding the difficulties of the times, reconstruction by carefully designed stages, so long postponed, is now imperative. In the forefront of the scheme is the Nurses' House, to replace the present wholly insufficient accommodation, together with the expansion of the departments dealing with out-patients, radiology, and research.
WEATHER FORECAST, GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN ; Shipping Forecast
Set to Music for Soli, Chorus and Orchestra
By GRANVILLE BANTOCK
(Special Broadcast Version arranged by The
First Maiden ; Second Maiden ; Third
Chorus of Female Slaves, Attendants,
Priests, Soldiers and Villagers
THE WIRELESS CHORUS
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
SIR GRANVILLE BANTOCK has cast the Song of Solomon in dramatic form, using the Authorized Version of the Bible, with slight variations, and adding several of the Psa]ms, as Choral Interludes at the ends of the Scenes.
The Characters are the Shulamite
(Soprano), the First Attendant (Mezzo-Soprano). the Second Attendant (Contralto), the Shepherd (Tenor), the King (Bass), the Watchman (Bass), and throe Maidens (Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, and Contralto). The Chorus represents Female Slaves, Attendants, Priests, Soldiers, and Villagers. There is also a Mystic Choir (which sings the Choral Interludes) and Dancers are introduced.
The work, which treats the Song, not symbolically, but literally, as a story of the constancy of love, is cast in five Scenes, thus : 1. The Women's Apartment in the King's Palace. Noon.
11. The same. Night. III. The same. Morning. IV. The same. Evening. V. At the foot of a watch-tower among the vineyards of Lebanon. Dawn.
The story, in this interpretation, is that the King (said to have been Solomon), seeing the Shulamite working in the vineyard, and being attracted by her great beauty, has had her brought to his Palace, where he keeps her in honourable captivity. She resents the restraints imposed upon her, and longs for her shepherd lover, whose voice is often heard outside, and whom the Shulamite also sees in a vision. After seeking in vain to win her love, the King relents and releases her.
(For the words of 'The Song of Songs,' see page 11.)
' HE CROWNETH THE YEAR '
(For details, see page 48)