Relayed from The Cenotaph, Whitehall
(Leader, Alfred Barker )
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
HILDEGARD ARNOLD (violoncello)
F. Purcell Warren , a most promising young composer, volunteered for service in the War while still a student at the Royal College of Music. He was killed in action. These charming pieces, first played by May Mukle , are amongst the few compositions he left, all of which reveal distinction and shattered hopes of bigger things.
'Shepherd's Hey', or 'British Folk Music Setting',.as Grainger calls it, is built on four variants of an old Morris Dance collected by Cecil Sharp. The Hey was a popular country dance in Elizabethan times, probably not unlike a reel in its vigour and energy.
(Leader, Alfred Cave)
Conducted by H. FOSTER CLARK
FRANK TITTERTON (tenor)
BERKELEY MASON (pianoforte)
Relayed from St. John's, Smith Square
Order of Service
Hymn, Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven (S.P., 623)
Confession and Lord's Prayer
Hymn, He who would valiant be
Hymn, All things bright and beautiful
Address by the Rev. CHRISTOPHER HILDYARD
Hymn, Soldiers of Christ, arise (S.P.,
Hymn, Birthdays (S.P., 386, 111)
' John Wesley '
By the Rev. BENJAMIN GREGORY , D.Litt.
By the Rev. D. 0. SOPER, Ph.D.
THE PRAGUE STRING QUARTET:
Willibald Schwejda (violin); Herbert Berger (violin); Lado Cerny (viola);
Ivan Vectomov (violoncello)
RUZENA HERLINGER (soprano)
Schumann worked in a manner which is rare among the great composers. He appeared to find it necessary to exhaust his ideas completely in one form before he felt the urge to essay another. Thus, in 1840 he spent the whole year in writing nothing but songs ; during the next year he composed practically nothing but large symphonic works for orchestra ; and in the year following he changed his medium again and spent much of his time on chamber music.
His opus 41 consists of three string quartets, of which the third one is being played tonight. All three were composed in practically a month, and occasionally during that period he put on paper a whole movement in one day. And it speaks volumes for his fertility, invention and resource at this time, for he had had scarcely any experience of quartet writing, the one example he is known to have attempted some years before never being seen again after he had completed it. The three quartets were dedicated to Mendelssohn, who was then at Leipzig, and they soon became popular with Leipzig musicians. Indeed these quartets, and other chamber music which Schumann composed in that year, rapidly caused him to become one of the most talked about of the younger composers. Berlioz, on a visit to Leipzig, was so impressed with a quintet he heard played there that he took back to Paris with him news of the fame of this rising young man.
PAT FORREST introduces a professional footballer—JIMMY SEED
This evening Pat Forrest is to bring to the microphone a well-known figure in Jimmy Seed. Mr. Seed played for Sunderland before the War. He was gassed and afterwards considered unfit. But he joined Mid-Rhondda and then went on to play for the 'Spurs. From them to Sheffield Wednesday who, under his captaincy, won the last twenty games to avoid relegation and carried off the Championship three years in succession. Not bad work for a man who was ' unfit '.
He then became manager of Orient, and is at present manager of Charlton Athletic. Pat Forrest will say something of modern training methods, and Jimmy Seed will give examples from the bad old days of football. He twice broadcast in South Africa when he took a British team out there.
BETTY BANNERMAN (contralto)
FRANK MERRICK (pianoforte)
Order of Service
Hymn, And did those feet (S.P., 446) Confession and Thanksgiving Psalm 122 Lesson
Hymn, Jesus lives ! Thy terrors now
(A. and M., 140)
Address by the Rev. PAT MCCORMICK ,
Hymn, 0 valtant hearts (S.P., 293)
Organist, ARNOLD GOLDSBROUGH
An Appeal on behalf of THE ROYAL SOLDIERS' DAUGHTERS' HOME, by S. P. B. MAIS
Nearly eighty years ago the Royal Soldiers' Daughters' Home was instituted by a group of regimental officers and their friends as a tribute to the heroic endurance of British troops amidst the hardships of the Crimean campaign.
This Home gives to daughters of N.C.O.s and other ranks of the British Army and Royal Air Force a practical and up-to-date training to fit them for domestic service and in special cases for trades and professions. Several thousands of girls have passed through the Home, and the verdict of mistresses with whom they have been placed is that they make ideal servants and housewives.
The Home accepts orphans, but is almost unique in accepting girls whilst their parents are living. In some of these cases one or other of the parents is in an asylum or incapacitated or has deserted the children. The Home is now full, with 147 girls being cared for, and there is a long waiting list. But unless funds are forthcoming, the number of girls who can be taken will have to be reduced. If 40,000 listeners would each give half-a-crown every year, this tragedy could be avoided.
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