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: MATINS

Relayed from Lincoln Cathedral
Order of Service :
Responses (Ferial) Venite
Psalm Ixi
First Lesson
Benedicite in E flat (Bairstow) Second Lesson
Benedictus, Chant in E flat (Stanford)
Anthem, God so loved the world (Ley) Address by The Very Rev. The
DEAN OF LINCOLN
Hymn, 0 Jesus, I have promised
(A. and M., 99; E. H. , 620)
Organist and Choirmaster,
GORDON SLATER , Mus.D.

Contributors

Organist: E. H.
Choirmaster: Gordon Slater

: A Pianoforte Recital

by HILDA BOR
THIS VARIED PROGRAMME takes us pretty completely through the period of romantic composition for pianoforte, which, nursed in the cradle of Chopin, strengthened by the technical genius of Liszt, has been renewed in the fire of the modern school of Spanish composers, of which Granados and Falla are two of the most important representatives.
A well-constructed recital programme is usually historical in this sense ; it is built like a house from foundations upwards. The only break in the historical sequence of this programme is at the beginning ; Sterndale Bennett was a year or two later than Chopin, while Defesch was a contemporary of Handel. Actually, he was a violinist and led the orchestra in the first performance of Handel's Occasional Oratorio in 1736. Most of his published work was for stringed instruments.

Contributors

Unknown: Hilda Bor
Unknown: Sterndale Bennett

: THE SCOTTISH STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Directed by GUY
DAINES JANETTE SCLANDERS (soprano)
(Scottish Regional Programme)

Contributors

Soprano: Daines Janette Sclanders

: A Recital of Gramophone Records

Continental Light Orchestras
Edith Lorand and her Viennese Orchestra : Overture, Die Fiedermaus (The Bat) (Johann Strauss )
Dajos Bela Orchestra : Vindebona
Vienna Folk Song Fantasy (Leopold)
Marek Weber and his Orchestra:
Czardas, from The Spirit of the Voyevode ; Czarina (Grossmann, Ganne)
Paul Godwin and his Orchestra:
Whisperings from the Forest (Zimmer); Swabian Peasant Waltz (Krome)
Marek Weber and his Orchestra:
Selection, Carmen (Bizet)

Contributors

Unknown: Edith Lorand
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Dajos Bela
Unknown: Marek Weber
Unknown: Paul Godwin
Unknown: Marek Weber

: 'Ideas'

LEONARD RUSSELL (Professor of Philosophy in The University of Birmingham): 'What of the Philosophers
Proper ? '
(From Birmingham)

Contributors

Unknown: Leonard Russell

: The Victor Olof Sextet

Contributors

Musicians: The Victor Olof Sextet

: A SHORT RELIGIOUS SERVICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Conducted by the Rev. Dr. PERCY
DEARMER, Canon of Westminster
Hymns, Ride on, ride on in majesty!
(S.P., 137; A. and M., 99)
All glory, laud and honour (S.P., 135 ; A. and M., 98)
Carol, Sans Day Carol, O.B.C., 35 (A
Passiontide Carol)
Doxology, To Father, Son, and Holy
Ghost (S.P., 416)

: An Organ Recital

by BERKELEY MASON
From the Concert Hall, Broadcasting
House

: Missionary Talk

'What Chinese Christians are doing for China', by the Rev. RONALD REES , one of the Secretaries of the National
Christian- Council of China
FOR THE PAST four years the British member of the secretariat of the National Christian Council of China has been the Rev. Ronald Rees , formerly a Methodist missionary and Professor of History at Lingnan University, Canton. The Council, upon which one British, one American, and several Chinese secretaries work on terms of absolute equality, is a co-ordinating body through which Christians of China, by acting together, are able to do a great deal of work which they could not do so well separately.
Particularly under the leadership of its General Secretary, Dr. Cheng-Ching-Yi (who also broadcast in this series some years ago), the Council is engaged upon an evangelistic campaign throughout China. It has been active in Christian educational work for adults and children, and is engaged in many social causes, the chief of which perhaps has been the anti-opium campaign'
Mr. Rees was formerly London
Secretary of the Student Christian Movement.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Ronald Rees
Unknown: Rev. Ronald Rees

: Chamber Music

THE LYRA QUARTET:
Gordon Walker (flute) ; Jean Pougnet (violin); Anthony Collins (viola) ;
John Cockerill (harp)
SIR HAMILTON HARTY has not written a great deal of chamber music, and most of what he has written dates from early in the century. Flute and harp is always a happy combination, for the colours of both instruments blend admirably.
THIS SERENADE is Opus 25 in the list of Beethoven's compositions, and was published in 1802, that is in Beethoven's early Vienna days. A year later it was revised by the composer and issued as a work tor pianoforte and flute or violin. The reason for this is not very clear, but no doubt it was to fulfil a commission. It is light-hearted in character, and was written to fulfil the same purpose as the Serenades of Mozart and the eighteenth century-merely to give entertainment.
THE TITLE of this piece of music is unusual, but it has point in view of the scheme which the composer has almost made his own. One might say that he uses the methods of Trollope in his novels, as applied to music. In all his works of this nature, melodies and subjects are cropping up as though related to the main idea of the whole group, just as with Antony Trollope the same characters appear and reappear as units in a comprehensive chronicle. It is a bold and useful method, and to refer to it merely as a leit-motif is not to give it entire credit.
(First Performance)
THIS is the first performance of a Quartet by a composer who, hitherto, has not appeared often in broadcast programmes. He is a Professor at the Royal Academy of Music.

Contributors

Flute: Gordon Walker
Flute: Jean Pougnet
Violin: Anthony Collins
Harp: John Cockerill
Unknown: Sir Hamilton Harty
Unknown: Antony Trollope

: Readings from Classical Literature-55

The Roman Republic
Cicero — 11 — Statesman and Orator
The Second Philippic : Apologia pro vita sua
(Translated by W. C. A. Ker)
Read by ROBERT FARQUHARSON

Contributors

Read By: Robert Farquharson

: JOHN MOREL (baritone)

JOHN MOREL is a Londoner and began his singing career very young as a boy soprano. He later completed his training in Italy with such verve that, for the time being, he became practically an Italian. He is tremendously interested not only in how he sings, but in what he sings, and builds programmes with care and thought, as when on a recent occasion he compiled a whole week's programmes for one of the Foundations of Music series entitled ' The Rise and Development of English song from the Twelfth Century to the Present Time', and spent a great many hours at the British Museum and other places searching amongst old manuscripts and in the works of mediaeval writers for material that should authoritatively represent the subject of his recitals. This is merely an example, for to everything he sings he brings the same serious research and artistic devotion.

Contributors

Unknown: John Morel

: A ROMAN CATHOLIC SERVICE

Relayed from The Church of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Poplar
Order of Service :
Opening Prayer
Hymn, Crown Him with many Crowns
(W.H., 64)
Palm Sunday Gospel
Address by the Rev. Father C. C.
MARTINDALE, S.J.
Benediction
A Salutaris Hostia Credo
Tantum Ergo
Laudate Dominum

: The Week's Good Cause

An appeal on behalf of THE NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN, by Viscount KNUTSFORD
THE N.s.P.c.c. is within a few weeks of completing its fiftieth year. Lord Knutsford, who makes the appeal on behalf of the Society, is Vice-President, and one of its oldest and most enthusiastic workers.
In fifty years the Society has already protected more than four and a quarter million children. They have been the victims of cruelty, neglect, starvation, exposure, abandonment, and other wrongs. The Society is not a prosecuting Society-it prefers to deal with its cases through its two hundred and sixty-three Inspectors who are situated throughout the country, and only in gross cases are the people complained of taken before the magistrate.
In its Jubilee year the Society hopes to raise sufficient money to enable it to place additional Inspectors where they are needed. There are seven whole counties in England and Wales at present without a resident Inspector.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Viscount Knutsford

: ' The News '

Weather Forecast, General News Bulletin
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 9.0)

: Melodies of Christendom-3

An Anthology of Sacred Music
Under the direction of Sir WALFORD DAVIES
THE WIRELESS SINGERS

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Walford Davies








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