by CLAUDE POLLARD
Directed by John Bridge
Pat Ryan (clarinet)
(North Regional Programme)
Music by Brahms
The Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Mengelberg: Academic Festival Overture.
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Leo Blech : Scherzo and Minuet (Serenade for Orchestra, (Op. 11).
Sigrid Onegin (contralto), with the Berlin State Opera Orchestra and Berlin Doctors' Choir, conducted by Dr. Kurt Singer: Alto Rhapsody.
Mr. R. M. Y. GLEADOWE
THIS AFTERNOON'S BROADCAST will trace the history of flat decoration and low reliefs from times before the Conquest down to the present day.
The earliest workers in gold and silver bronze ; the blacksmith. Then fine needlework, metal work, and embroidery, which for centuries have been famous abroad. The art of gardening, and of engraving on wood and metals. Then craftsmanship, which lapsed during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, only to recover its prestige in the Gothic Revival, but never quite its quality of design.
The stimulus given to craftsmanship and design in the nineteenth century was to a certain extent negatived by machinery and mass production. These fine and essentially British Arts are today slowly regaining their mastery of the trade.
Mr. R. M. Y.
by ARTHUR FEAR (baritone)
Joan and Betty's Bible Story by Mr. E. R. APPLETON , West Regional
'The Raising of Jairus's Daughter'
Mr. E. R.
' Sie werden aus Saba Alle kommen '
('The Sages of Sheba')
BRUCE FLEGG (tenor)
HENRY CUMMINGS (bass)
THE WIRELESS CHORUS
ERNEST LUSH (harpsichord)
BERKELEY MASON (organ)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by Marie Wilson )
(Flutes, Oboes, Horns and Strings)
Conducted by ADRIAN BOULT
(For the words of the Cantata, see below)
By the Rev. Canon A. C. DEANE, M.A.
THOMAS KEN may be known to comparatively few today, though to tens of thousands his morning and evening hymns are familiar : ' Awake, my soul, and with the sun ', and ' Glory to Thee, my God, this night '.
Like Jeremy Taylor , the subject of the last broadcast, he was a brave man, and perhaps the braver of the two, for
Taylor was brave in loyalty to his king ; Ken in loyalty to his conscience.
He is famous as being one of the ' seven bishops ' who refused to publish the Declaration of Indulgence by James II, for which he was committed to the Tower. He again obeyed his conscience by refusing to take the oath of allegiance to William and Mary, for which he was deprived of his see.
Born in Hertfordshire, he is supposed to have spent his boyhood, after the death of his parents, in the bouse of Izaak Walton , who had married his half sister, Anne. He was a scholar of Winchester, and his name is to be seen there cut in the cloisters. At Oxford he gave alms to the poor, and, a poor man himself always, he was later in his life to give the best part of a legacy of £4,000 away in charity.
He was admired for his purity and fidelity to conscience, yet a chaige of narrowness was levelled against him, but the man who refused Nell Gwyn lodgings at his prebendal house on the Court's visit to Winchester, and turned the Duchess of Poitsmouth from the King's room when he lay dying, yet absolved Charles II on his death bed. And even for this he was rebuked.
Dryden's description of the poor paison of a town, from Chaucer, has been supposed to be a portrait of Ken ; Monckton Milnes (Lord Houghton) wrote verses on his tomb ; he is buried under the East window of Frome parish church, and in t888 a window was set up to his memory in Wells Cathedral.
THE PRAGUE STRING
WILLIBALD SCHWEJDA (violin) :
HERBERT BERGER (violin);
LADISLAV CERNY (viola) ;
IVAN VEČTOMOV (violoncello)
ANNE THURSFIELD (mezzo-soprano)
The Roman Republic
Catullus, the Lyric Poet (84-54 B.C.)—I Read in the original Latin and in various translations by RONALD WATKINS
From The Studio
Conducted by the Rev. E. W. THOMP -SON, M.A., of the Methodist Missionary Society
Order of Service :
Hymn, 0 Worship the King (Ancient and Modern, No. 167, Methodist Hymnal, No. 4)
Prayer, Invocation and Confession Psalm 27
Lesson, St. Mark XII, 28-34
Romans XIII, 8-14
Prayer, Thanksgiving and Intercession Hymn, My God, I love Thee (Ancient and Modem, No. 106; Methodist Hymnal, No. 418)
Address, ' The First of the Commandments '
Hymn, 0 for a heart to praise my God
(Ancient and Modem, No. 549; Methodist Hymnal, No. 529)
Benediction, Thessalonians II, 16, 17, and III, 5, 18
Rev. E. W.
The Week's Good Cause
An appeal on behalf of THE MERCANTILE MARINE SERVICE ASSOCIATION, by Captain J. A. COVERLEY, President of the Association
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
Captain J. A.
Capt. J. A.
Weather Forecast, General News Bulletin
and THE GRAND HOTEL,
The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
(At the pianoforte, SYDNEY FFOULKES )
(For details, see page 346)