JOHN MATHEWSON (baritone)
by CECIL BAUMER
Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
HERBERT WITHERS (violoncello)
From Introduction and Overture to Chorus : Blessed are the Men Artists: Isobel Baillie (soprano), Clara Serena (contralto), Parry Jones (tenor), Harold Williams (baritone) (Elijah) ; The Wireless Singers, The B.B.C. National Chorus, with Orchestra and Organ; conductor,
WALTER GLYNNE (tenor)
Joan and Betty's Bible Story by E. R. APPLETON , West Regional
The Story of the Maccabees, Part 2
'BaptistsâJohn Bunyan '
The Rev. M. E. Aubrey (Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland)
Rev. M. E.
' Between the Testaments '
The Rev. A. C. DEANE (Canon of Windsor, and Chaplain to H.M. the King)
Few people realise that there is an interval of about 400 years between Malachi, the last book of the Old Testament, and St Matthew , the first book of the New. This period has a considerable literature that is comparatively little known to the general reader, and Canon Deane is to talk about it this afternoon.
Rev. A. C.
George Stratton (violin); Carl Taylor .(violin) ; Watson Forbes (viola);
John Moore (violoncello)
SARAH FISCHER (soprano)
Quartet in E flat, Op. 127..
Beethoven I. Maestoso , Allegro ; 2. Adagio, ma non troppo, e molto cantabile ; 3. Scherzando vivace ; 4. Finale
Despite the fact that Beethoven's last five string quartets are now over a hundred years old, they still remain today one of the supreme achievements in musical history.
The Quartet in E flat, Op. 127, was commissioned by Prince Galitzin-to whom it is dedicated-in 1822. But Beethoven was entirely occupied with his Ninth Symphony and was unable to begin work on the quartet until 1824 when staying among the pine woods of Baden. ' In it we find ', says Vincent d'Indy, 'the crowning expression of that love of nature of which he gave such wonderful evidence in the course of his career '.
In form this Quartet in E flat is designed on bold and highly-developed lines.
The slow movement which is a set of five magnificent variations on a broad and deeply expressive theme. achieves a grandeur of utterance that is only to be equalled elsewhere in the composer's own music.
Excerpts from new publications on a given theme, edited by W. E. Williams
SINCLAIR LOGAN (baritone)
ORREA PERNEL (violin)
Sonatina in D, Op. 137, No. I Schubert
Schubert was nineteen when he wrote three Sonatinas for violin and piano. He had written much chamber music already, but mostly for strings alone. In this year, 1816, he appeared to have become taken up with the possibilities of the pianoforte in combination with other instruments, and for the next year or two, most of his chamber music compositions are scored to include a pianoforte. The sonatinas are included among his early attempts in this form.
Strauss has himself explained, in a highly interesting letter, his methods of song writing. ' For some time,' he wrote, ' I will have no impulse to compose at all. Then one evening I will be turning the leaves of a volume of poetry and a poem will strike my eye. I read it through ; it agrees with the mood I am in ; and at once the appropriate music is fitted to it. I am in a musical frame of mind, and all . want is the right poetic vessel into which to pour my ideas. If good luck throws this in my way, a satisfactory song results '.
But if, he added, the poem was not the right one, or he was not in the mood, then things worked out very differently and, hard as he might try, the result was never satisfactory.
From The Studio
Conducted by the Rev. Father
C. C. MARTINDALE , S.J.
Order of Service
Hymn, The Royal Banners forward go
(A. and M., 96)
Reading, Selections from St. John's
Hymn, The Heavenly Word proceeding. forth (A. and M., 311)
Section 3—Jesus Christ :
'How He Died' The Rev. Father C. C. MARTINDALE , S. J.
An Appeal on behalf of The British Seamen's Orphan Boys' Home, Brixham, by the Chaplain, The Rev. C. A. Viner
The British Seamen's Orphan Boys' Home was founded nearly eighty years ago for the benefit of the orphan sons of seafaring men of the Western Counties ; but boys are now received from any part of the kingdom. It is not necessary for both parents to be dead for boys to be eligible, but they must be sons of seamen from the Navy, Merchant Service or Fishing Fleets. They are taken from the age of seven, and are housed, clothed, fed, and educated until they are fourteen. Then everything is done to get those of them who are fit for service at sea into the Navy or Merchant Service and to get jobs for the others.
The boys - many of them drifting in destitute and uncared for - have their own beds in a dormitory overlooking the sea. They have a gymnasium and a swimming pool. They are trained in knotting and splicing, in rope and wire, and the work of the boat's crew afloat.
Here, surely, in this Home with its walls actually built on the rocks that stand in the waters of Torbay, is a permanent and practical recognition of the service and sacrifice of sailors.
The Home does not receive Government aid, and is entirely supported by donations.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
(London, North and West Nationals will radiate the Regional Week's Good Cause - Details on page 22).
Rev. C. A.
including Weather Forecast
The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne At the Pianoforte, SYDNEY FFOULKES
A Programme of Hungarian Music