Directed by Guy Daines
Catherine Mentiplay (contralto)
by EDITH LAKE
Dorothy d'Orsay (mezzo-soprano)
The Royal Choral Society : The
Heavens are telling (Creation) (Haydn)
Isobel Baillie (soprano) : Oh, had I
Jubal's lyre (Joshua) (Handel)
The Bach Cantata Club : Jesu, Joy of man's desiring (Bach)
Walter Widdop (tenor) : Every valley
Ernest Lough (boy soprano) : I know that my Redeemer liveth (Messiah) (Handel)
Ernest Lough and R. Mallet with The Choir of the Temple Church : I waited for the Lord (Mendelssohn)
Isobel Baillie (soprano): Let the bright seraphim (Samson) (Handel)
Harold Williams (baritone) : The trumpet shall sound (Messiah) (Handel)
Orfeo Catala de Barcelona : Glory now to Thee be given (Cantata 140) (Bach)
From The Studio
Old Clothes and Old Bottles
Order of Service
Hymns, 0 life that makest all things new (S.P., 602)
Crown Him upon the throne (S.P., 480, verses I, 3, 5)
Carol. Golden Sheaves (O.B.C., 159)
Doxology, I to the hills will lift mine eyes (S.P., 410)
' The Work of Christian Missions '
' What the Anglican and Free Churches are Doing '
By the Rev. W. PATON , Secretary of the International Missionary Society
By the Rev. D. 0. SOPER, Ph.D.
ANTONIO BROSA (violin) ; NORMAN CHAPPLE (violin) ; LEONARD RUBENS (viola); Livio MANNUCCI (violoncello)
HUGHES MACKLIN (tenor)
In a letter to one of his friends, written about the time when he was composing the A minor String Quartet, Schubert says that he is ' the most unhappy and wretched creature in the world.' The first movement is, perhaps, rather melancholy in mood, but, at the same time, it has its moments of brightness, and the way in which the first minor theme is later transformed into the major mode has a very comforting effect.
The slow movement is based on a theme from the Rosamunde music which is treated meditatively, and the Minute is reminiscent of the composers's songs : the Trio, however, has a Hungarian vigour and character running through it, which is one of the few instances when Schubert showed an interest in Hungarian national music. The last movement has a lightness of touch and happiness of feeling that serves as an excellent contrast to what has gone before.
Circumstances have combined to make the name of Roland Bocquet very little known in England, although he is by birth and education an Englishman, and did, at one time, hold a commission in the Royal Engineers.
Most of his life, however, has been passed in Germany, in which country he felt that his devotion to music could be better nourished. There he succeeded as a composer to the extent that an association, called the ' Roland Bocquet Gesellschaft ', was formed among his friends with the sole object of publishing his music of which songs form the greater part. In the more advanced musical circles of Germany. Austria, and France, concerts of his music have frequently been given, but only recently has any of it been heard in England.
During the War he was interned in Ruhleben, and there he met a number of English musicians, some of whom have promoted the performance of his compositions in this country.
Quartet in E minor (Aus meinem Leben)
(From my Life).......... Smetana I. Allegro vivo appassionato; 2. Allegro moderato a la polka ; 3. Largo sostenuto ; 4. Vivace
In this quartet Smetana sets out to relate his own story. Of the first and third movements no special explanation is needed, although of the third we are told that it recalls the joy of his first love for the girl who later became his wife. The second makes use of the polka, the dance for which Smetana wished to claim as important a place as the waltz and mazurka d:d in Chopin's music. In the last movement we hear the long, shrill note which rang in Smetana's ears before total deafness finally fell upon him.
PAT FORREST introduces ERNEST PEARCE ,
Recent happenings in this country and in Europe make Pat Forrest 's second talk in this series more than usually topical, for he takes for his subject the coalminer, introducing Mr. Ernest Pearce , a miner from Rarnsley.
In the last few weeks Pat Forrest has been visiting English pits in connection with a North Regional series to be broadcast early next month, and those likely to be interested in this should listen this evening to get an idea of what a miner's life underground is like. Mr. Pearce is not new to the microphone, for he broadcast in the ' Escapes ' series from Savoy Hill years ago.
WINIFRED SMALL (violin)
MAURICE COLE (pianoforte)
Brahms's last group of chamber works in which the clarinet plays a leading part, was due to the composer's great admiration for the beautiful playing of Miihlfeld, the principal clarinettist of the famous Meiningen Orchestra, of which von Bülow was conductor. The two sonatas, in F minor and E flat, for clarinet and piano (also arranged by the composer for viols and piano, and equally adaptable for violin and piano, as in the present broadcast) show Brahms's genius in its full glory.
Speaking of the first movement of the E flat sonata, Professor Tovey has well said that ' players who cannot make of this movement one of the most mellow products of all chamber music should leave Brahms alone.' The second movement is a dramatic and expressive scherzo, and the third movement, the finale, a fine set of variations on a theme in slow time.
Conducted by General E. J. HIGGINS
THE CONGRESS HALL BAND
Directed by Staff Captain JAKEWAY
Relayed from Clapton Congress Hall
Order of Service
Hymn, Love Divine, all loves excelling
(S.A. Book, 347; A. and M., 520)
Vocal Quartet, 'Twas there He died Lesson
Hymn, Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed (S.A., 524, omit verse 2), (A. and M., 207, omit verse 3)
Address by General E. J. HIGGINS
Hymn, Abide with me (S.A., 862, A. and M., 27)
General E. J.
General E. J.
An Appeal on behalf of THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL PSYCHOLOGY, by S. P. B. MAIS
The Institute of Medical Psychology (the Tavistock Clinic) has been in existence only fourteen years, but has proved itself a much needed charity.
It is a hospital that treats poor people suffering from mental maladjustment and ' nervous ' disorders. It includes a special department for children, officially recognised by the L.C.C., and receives a grant from King Edward's Hospital Fund. The Institute is also responsible for post-Graduate courses for medical practitioners and lecture courses for the clergy, trained social workers, and the general public.
The President, H.R.H. the Duke of Kent, recently called attention to an estimate that in England and Wales alone about three million people are afflicted with nervous troubles requiring treatment. From every area of the British Isles doctors write to arrange treatment for their patients, but owing to lack of funds the waiting list is closed for about ten months every year.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
S. P. B.
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Conductor, JULIUS HARRISON
ISOBEL BAILLIE (soprano)
The White Rock Pavilion, Hastings
The Countess in Mozart's opera Figaro has grave doubts of her husband's fidelity, and schemes with her maid, Suzanna, to find him out by a little plot of disguises and changed costumes. In the recitative before this aria she gives vent to her doubts of the propriety of such a scheme, and then in the aria laments the happy days when she was sure that his devotion was wholly her own.
There are dances in each of the three acts of The Bartered Bride. The Dance of the Comedians is taken from the last act, that in which the circus troupe appears. The tunes employed are Bohemian in origin or in construction, and reflect the true surroundings of the country the opera is about. Smetana was above all a nationalist composer, a keen student of Czech and Bohemian
.folk-song, and The Bartered Bride is thoroughly native in tone and idiom. The music of the dances is authentic, and belongs essentially to the Bohemia of the nineteenth century.
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