Miss MONICA PEARCE
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At The ORGAN of THE REGAL, KINGSTON-
PICCADILLY HOTEL ORCHESTRA
From THE PiCCADILLY HOTEL
Proceedings at the Uniting Conference
Relayed from THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Hymn, We come unto our fathers' God (Methodist
Hymn Book 96)
Reading of Minutes and Election of Officers
Hymn, Christ from Whom all blessings flow
(Methodist Hymn Book. 689)
Reading of Holy Scripture, St. John xx, 19-22;
Acts i, 4-8
Resolution to unite
Resolution to adopt the Deed of Union. Voting
Signing of the Act of Union
Declaration of Union by the President, the Reverend J. ScoTT LIDGETT , D.D.
Message from His MAJESTY THE KING
Address by H.R.H. THE DUKE OF YORK
Loyal Address to His Majesty the King.
Hymn, Captain of Israel's host and Guide
(Methodist Hymn Book 611)
TODAY the Wesleyan, Primitive, and United Methodist Churches of Great
Britain are united, and will be known henceforth as ' The Methodist Church.' All these churches originated in the work of John and Charles Wesley and their helpers in the eighteenth century ; their creed and ecclesiastical systems rare one, and they unite to strengthen and extend their resources and influence. In their new form they will have 5,000 Ministers, 50,000 local preachers, and an estimated community of four millions, and will form the largest Nonconformist Church in this country.
Reverend J. Scott
From The Dorchester Hotel
Tea and Buns'
The Rector, Mr. WILLETTS, and the CHOIR, have accepted our invitation to the Studio (FREDERICK GRISEWOOD and THE WrRELESS SINGERS, conducted by U. DALMAINE)
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
Bulletin ; Bulletin for Farmers
FOLK-SONGS of THE MEDITERRANEAN
Illustrated by Gramophone Records
Collected by PHILIPPE MAIRET
Sir WALFORD DAVIES
MAURICE REEVE (Pianoforte)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by F. WEIST Hili. )
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
DRECIOSA was a Spanish play, adapted from a novel by Cervantes, and needed music of a Spanish type to make it effective. Weber was asked to write the incidental music for, though he had never been to Spain, he was known to be expert in manufacturing local colour. He had for example, composed excellent music for Schiller's Turandot without having had to go to China. Weber was all the more agreeable to accept the commission since, having finished Der Freischütz, he was contemplating writing an opera on a Spanish subject, and had actually composed some of the numbers. For this purpose he had studied Spanish idioms and rhythms, so that the local colour was safe in his hands. He did, as a matter of fact, get the colour of Spanish music very effectively into the Preciosa music, introducing a number of gypsy rhythms and Spanish National melodies. The complete music of the play consists of an overture and eight other numbers, mostly choruses.
THE plot of Sir Charles Stanford 's most successful opera, which, by the way, was broadcast about two years ago, deals with a conflict 'between Irish lads and English soldiers-' rebels ' and ' tyrants ' as they passionately call each other, and the overture is designed to emphasize this conflict. The composer has included therein two folk-tunes, one Irish and one English. The Irish one is best known to us (from the verses written to fit the music by Alfred Perceval Graves) as ' Father O'Flynn,' but the tune is really that of 'The Top o' the Cork Road.' The English melody is an old marching tune, which even in Cromwell's day was known as ' The Glory of the West.'
The story of the opera is a good one, and the music is written in the manner of a folk-opera by a master of his medium, and a musician with a striking sense of the theatre. It was first given in London in 1896, and has been spasmodically performed since then, yet a dozen such works would provide a hundsome argument for those who sigh for a National Opera.
A Centenary Programme of Verse and Drama,
(Scottish Regional Programme)
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL
AMBROSE and his ORCHESTRA. from the MAY FAIR HOTEL