Relayed from Croydon Parish Church
Order of Service
Hymn, Hark the glad sound (A: and M.
53; S.P. 63)
Confession and Absolution Versicles and Lord's Prayer Psalm cxxvi
Lesson, John iii, 16—21 Benedictus
Creed and Lord's Prayer Collects
Hymn, On Jordan's Bank (A. and M.
50; S.P. 67)
Address by the Right Rev. the Bishop of CROYDON
Hymn, 0 come, 0 come, Emmanuel
(A. and M. 49 ; S.P. 65)
Organist and Choirmaster,
H. LESLIE SMITH
Conductor, W. WOOD
EVELYN BURY (soprano)
@ by BORIS PECKER
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by PETER MONTGOMERY
MARY JOHNSTON (soprano)
LEILA MEGANE (contralto)
Mark Raphael (baritone) with Trio :
Oh Mistress mine, and Take, 0 take those lips away (Quiller)
Mark Raphael (baritone) with Roger Quilter (pianoforte): Fear no more the heat of the sun (Quilter)
Mark Raphael (baritone) with Trio :
Come away, Death (Quilter)
Mark Raphael (baritone) with Roger
Quitter (pianoforte) : It was a lover and his lass (Quilter)
Jean Pougnet (violin),
Frederick Grinke (violin), Boris Ord (harpsichord) : The Golden Sonata (Purcell)
Elsie Suddaby (soprano) with pianoforte : Nymphs and Shepherds (Purccll); My mother bids me bind my hair (Haydn) ; Rosebud, and Hark ! hark ! the lark (Schubert)
Wilhelm Backhaus (pianoforte) :
Moment musical in F minor, and Impromptu in B flat, Op. 142, No. 3 (Schubert) ; Bohemian Dance (Smetana)
Joan and Betty's Bible Story
By E. R. APPLETON , Welsh and West of England Regional Director Christiana's Pilgrimage-3
By the Rev. Dom BERNARD CLEMENTS ,
4—' Worship '
Rev. Dom Bernard
R. ELLIS ROBERTS
Rudolf Kolisch (violin) ; Felix Khuner (violin) ; Eugene Lehner (viola) ;
Benar Heifitz (violoncello)
The Kolisch Quartet is one of the foremost of European string quartets. It is noted for its remarkably wide sympathies and understanding of all music from Haydn to Schönberg. An interesting feature of the Quartet's performances is that the members play everything from memory. Furthermore, the leader and founder of the Quartet, Rudolf Kolisch , is probably unique among violinists in that he holds his instrument with his right hand and bows with his left. *
The G major Quartet, Op. 161, was
Schubert's last string quartet. It was composed in 1826, two years before his death. It is a remarkable and interesting work because both in technique and in feeling it foreshadows the romantic style of later composers. This is particularly true of its harmony which is closely woven in texture and very 'advanced' for the period.
Bela Bartok, one of the most intensely national of all present-day composers. became early in life deeply interested in the genuine Magyar folk-music, both in the original and in its corrupted gypsy form, and he resolved to make a thorough study of this music. In this study he had the collaboration of Zoltan Kodaly , and together they collected and preserved in published form a valuable amount of folk-music.
The effect of this activity on the music of Bartok is here and there evident in all his later works. But as a creative composer, his is one of the most profoundly original minds of today, and owes only its origin to nationalism. His work is like that of no other living composer, and its style and treatment derives from Bartok's disregard of much that passed for essential in the music of a long tradition. His art is a law unto itself, and Bartok differs from most of his contemporaries in being a slave to nothing but his deliberate and reasoned intentions. He has for his own purposes deposed law and set up logic in its place.
The Innocent at Home and Abroad
A Centenary Programme devised by ALISTAIR COOKE
(An article by Alistair Cooke will be found on page 7)
KEITH FALKNER (baritone)
HELEN PERKIN (pianoforte)
Relayed from Clapton Congress Hall,
Order of Service
Hymn, Come, let us join our cheerful songs (A. and M. 299; S.A. Book 333)
Vocal Octet, I. bring Thee all Lesson
Hymn, Rock of Ages, cleft for me
(A. and M. 184 (omit v. 3); S.A. Book 165)
Address by Commissioner
CHARLES T. RICH
Hymn, I heard the Voice of Jesus say
(A. and M. 257; S.A. Book 213)
An Appeal on behalf of THE FRIENDS OF THE POOR, by The Hon. Mrs. SYDNEY MARSHAM
This Society tries to secure for those in distress the form of assistance most appropriate to their need. Of recent years the State has been able to provide for many by way of Health and Unemployment Insurance and Old Age Pensions, but there are still numberless gaps to be bridged and hundreds of people who do not fit into any State scheme.
The Friends of the Poor provide coal and other comforts for the old and sick, they make small allowances to supplement inadequate pensions, and they help in tiding over unexpected crises. In addition to all this, the Society maintains a club and a nursing home for ladies of small means, and a home where unfurnished rooms can be had at a nominal rent. They also have a children's nursing home where little patients from the London hospitals are received.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
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Conductor, JULIUS HARRISON
LAURENCE HOLMES (baritone)
The White Rock Pavilion, Hastings
It is not too high praise to say that Die Fledermaus is the perfect operetta.
It is certainly the most famous and the most popular. Even Strauss himself never wrote anything finer ; it sparkles with the gayest music imaginable, and the plot is, of its kind, first rate It has been performed many thousands of times in Vienna alone, and its total performances all over the world must constitute a record. The plot is a complicated one of masks, disguises, flirtations, and the usual amusing intrigues belonging to farce.