from Christ Church, Crouch End
Order of Service
Hymn, Guide me, 0 Thou great
Redeemer (A. and M. 196; S.P. 508)
Praise and Thanksgivings Psalm cl
Lesson, John iii, 14-19 The Apostles' Creed Prayers
Hymn, Jesu, Thou Joy of loving hearts
(A. and M. 190 ; S.P. 549)
Address by the Rev. BRYAN S. W. GREEN
Hymn, My faith looks up to Thee
Organist and Choirmaster,
R. WALKER ROBSON
Rev. Bryan S.
Tims Signal, Greenwich, at 10.30
Conductor, Bandmaster P.J. Barker
Constance Willis (contralto)
The Upper Norwood Salvation Army
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, E. Godfrey Brown
Sir Granville Bantock's "Song of Songs" was last broadcast in its entirety at a Sunday Orchestral Concert, conducted by Dr. Adrian Boult in March, 1935. In an article on this work that appeared in The Radio Times Herbert Hughes pointed out that "The Song of Songs" (which is Solomon's) "might be described as a dramatic cantata. That is to say, the composer, working on the Biblical text, has dramatised it, giving this verse and that to characters more or less imaginary, but highly justified by the intrinsic nature of this tremendous piece of mystical literature... It is frankly Sensuous, almost to the point of being erotic; but recognising that danger point, the composer has had the further courage to interpolate four Choral Interludes drawn from Psalms cxlii, cxxi, xxiii, and cxviii, thus compelling an atmosphere of austerity that would otherwise have been exceedingly difficult to maintain. He has, moreover, introduced dances at certain points - the Dance of the Slave Girls, the Dance of the Concubines, and the Dance of Mahanaim - which give the impression of vivid drama where there is actually nothing but this superb poetry and this most moving music".
Some critics consider that Berlioz shows himself at his greatest in his shorter compositions, whereas his larger works, such as the Symphony Fantastique and the Harold in Italy Symphony still provoke a great deal of controversy. Everyone is agreed on the perfection of such exquisitely polished and charming little fragments as the "Dance of the Sylphs" and "Will-o'-the-Wisps", both of which are orchestral interludes in his big choral work Faust. In these two pieces we see Berlioz's fanciful feeling for melody at its best and his unsurpassed mastery of delicate orchestral effect.
BBC Northern Ireland
The Leeds Festival Choir, The
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bart. : The Lord is a Man of War (Israel in Egypt) (Handel)
Maartje Offers (contralto): Erbarme dich, mein Gott (St. Matthew Passion) (Bach)
Walter Widdop (tenor) with the Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Kennedy Scott : Behold how throbs (St. Matthew Passion) (Bach)
The Leeds Festival Choir and the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bart. : Kyrie Eleison (Mass in C minor) (Mozart)
Hedwig von Debicka (soprano) : Et
Incarnatus est (Mass in C minor) (Mozart)
Choir of the Singakademie, Berlin, conducted by Georg Schumann : Blest are they that mourn (German Requiem) (Brahms)
presented by FRANK STEWART
Joan and Betty's Bible Story
By E. R. APPLETON
Welsh and West of England Regional
The Story of Joseph-Part 5
Sir FRANCIS YOUNGHUSBAND, K.C.S.I.,
With the object of creating a spirit of fellowship between men of different religions, races, and nationalities, Sir Francis Younghusband is organising a Congress of Faiths under the Presidency of H.H. The Maharaja Gaekwar of Baroda. Eminent representatives of many of the great religions, as well as of philosophy and independent religious thought, are specially coming from countries as distant as China, Japan, and India.
Fifty years ago Sir Francis Young husband began his life of exploration by travelling round Manchuria, then an almost unknown country. In 1889 he travelled from Peking to India through Mongolia and Turkestan. For many years he was employed in the Political Service of the Government of India, and in 1903 and 1904 he led the British Mission to Tibet and concluded a treaty at Lhasa. He was the first Chairman of the Mount Everest Committee. He has written several books of travel and also ' The Living Universe ', ' Modern Mystics ', and other books on religious subjects.
B. WALTON O'DONNELL ]
WILFRID PARRY (pianoforte)
' Love, Courtship and Marriage '
G. B. HARRISON
This evening G. B. Harrison is to show how marriages in England were arranged by parents and guardians in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, irrespective of the wishes and inclinations of the young people chiefly concerned. Like Juliet, the daughter, when commanded, had to go with the chosen Paris to church, or be dragged there on a hurdle.
Yet tragedies like those of Juliet and Ulalia (listeners are to hear about her this evening) were very exceptional, and most brides went happily enough to their weddings, the celebrations lasting all day. Secret marriages, Mr. Harrison says, were always liable to cause trouble, but, to judge by the two famous ones he is to refer to this evening, tended to turn out happily.
Listeners will remember the series of talks he gave two years ago-' Queen Elizabeth's Subjects ' ; and also the talk he broadcast on Christmas in Elizabethan -times. He is the author of a number of books on Elizabethan England.
from Musters Road Methodist Church,
Order of Service
Hymn, Now thank we all our God
(New M.H.B. 10 ; A. and M. 379)
Prayer and Lord's Prayer Lesson, Matthew v, 38-48
Hymn, Immortal Love, for ever full
(New M.H.B. 102; S.P. 536)
Hymn, Jesu, Lover of my soul (New
M.H.B. no; A. and M. 193)
Address by the Rev. J. A. FINDLAY ,
D.D. (of Didsbury College, Manchester)
Hymn, This, this is the God we adore
(New M.H.B. 69)
Organist and Choirmaster, A. WRIGHT
Rev. J. A.
Helping Cripples to Help Themselves
An appeal on behalf of THE COUNCIL FOR THE PROMOTION OF OCCUPATIONAL INDUSTRIES AMONG THE PHYSICALLY
HANDICAPPED (P.O.I.P.H.), by .. VERNON BARTLETT
This Council was formed in 1933 with the object of giving instruction in useful occupations to crippled children (over sixteen) and adults in the Greater London area, partly with the idea of making their lives more cheerful and satisfying, and partly so that as many of them as possible may become self-supporting, or at any rate partly so, by the sale of the articles they produce.
The organisation of selling is an important part of the Council's work, and the Society has its own shop in Eccleston Street, a few doors from Buckingham Palace Road.
If the work is to be extended, more instructors are needed, more equipment and tools, more matcrial-and all these things require money.
Contributions wifl be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
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Considering the rhapsodic nature of his music, it is astonishing that Delius should have succeeded so well in working on the sonata pattern. Actually, his sonatas are free musical poems, brooding and passionate by turns, following the line of the composer's lyrical fancy. They are hardly duet sonatas in the true sense ; the string instrument has the chief melodic lines, while the piano generally contents itself with filling in an atmospheric background ; yet the music could not have been conceived in any other way and the result is altogether lovely.
Lionel Tertis 's arrangement of this work for viola and piano is exceedingly effective.
A Programme compiled for Broadcasting by Val Gielgud from certain chapters of the ' Marie Antoinette ' of Hilaire Belloc for June 21, 1936, the hundredth anniversary of the death of Rouget de
Of all the world's great tunes, none possesses more evocative power than Rouget de Lisle's immortal marching song. Other great national hymns may be as fine, or finer, musically. But ' The Marseillaise', like the sudden unfurling of a flag, stirs not only the pulses, but the imagination. Hearing it, one sees with one's mental eye the whole great struggle of which it was the musical symbol, the struggle in which the ragged, starving armies of revolutionary France repelled the attack of reactionary Europe.
In this programme Val Gielgud has dramatised one of the most dramatic moments of the Revolutionary War, the trial and execution of Marie Antoinette at the very time that Carnot, away on the frontier, was struggling
1 desperately to relieve Maubeuge, the key to the heart of France. An article by Hilaire Belloc on The Marseillaise ' will be found on page 6.
(For details, see page 57)
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