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Order of Service
Hymn, How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds (A. and M. 176)
Invocation and Lord's Prayer Lesson, Luke xviii , 1-17 Prayers
Hymn, Through all the changing scenes of life (A. and M. 290)
Address by the Rev. W. BARDSLEY
Hymn, Jesus the very thought of Thee
(A. and M. 178)
Organist, JOHN DUCKER
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Conducted by DENIS WRIGHT
THORPE BATES (baritone)
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"Dido and Aeneas"
Scene 2, The Cave
Chorus of Courtiers, People, Witches and Sailors
Charles Kennedy Scott's A Capella
The Boyd Neel String Orchestra
Harpsichord, Bernhard Ord
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
The Opera under the direction of Hubert J. Foss
Purcell's opera, "Dido and Aeneas", has often been called the one flawless masterpiece of music-drama composed by an Englishman; in design and conception it was far in advance of its age. In his preface to "Dido and Aeneas" Purcell expressed views showing it was no accident that it was 'a perfect opera'. "Dido" was written to a libretto by Nahum Tate, then Poet Laureate, for performance at a boarding school for young ladies at Chelsea. There was a notable revival of the opera in 1895, two hundred years after Purcell's death, and it has since been frequently performed in England and quite lately in Germany.
Belinda (Lady-in-Waiting to Dido):
Dido, or Elissa, Queen of Carthage:
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy WARRACK
Marjorie Hayward (violin); Edwin Virgo (violin); Raymond Jeremy
(viola) ; Cedric Sharpe (violoncello)
Joseph Jongen , the Belgian composer, was bom at Liége in 1873. He studied at the Liége Conservatoire where he was Professor of Harmony from 1901-1920, when he went to the Brussels Conservatoire as Professor of Fugue and Counterpoint. After five years he was appointed Principal.
In his earlier works Jongen shows a deep influence of Franck, but the two Serenades for string quartet, which were published in 1918, mark the beginning of a strongly individual style that broke away from the tradition of Franck.
Most of the finest younger clarinettists of today, such as Frederick Thurston and Reginald Knell, have studied under Charles Draper at one time or another. Born in 1869, he studied at the Royal College of Music, and became a member of Her Majesty's Private Band two years before the death of Queen Victoria.
He played at Westminster Abbey for the Coronation of both King Edward VII and King George V. During his long career he has played principal clarinet at Covent Garden and of various leading symphony orchestras.
He is now Musician-in-Ordinary to the King and a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and at Trinity College of Music.
King George V.
An imaginary biography by BASIL MAINE
While Chopin was staying in Scotland at Hamilton Palace he came into contact with a number of queer people who both amused and bored him, particularly with regard to their musical pretensions.
In one of his letters he said : ' They all look at their hands and play the wrong notes with much feeling. Kccentric folk, God help them ! ' One of the most eccentric, however, was the Duke of Roice, about whose uneventful but strange history Basil Maine weaves his imaginary biography.
In a letter Chopin made a caricature of the Duke, and pointed out that ' this one is a Duke in high boots and spurs, deerskin breeches and a sort of dressing-gown over them.'
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
LEONIE ZIFADO (soprano)
Colin Macleod Campbell , who is a member of a distinguished family of soldiers and sailors, was born in London in 1890. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Frederick Corder , and later took his Mus. Bac. at Oxford. In 1921 Campbell won a great success with his one-act opera, Thaïs and Talmaœ, which was produced by the Carl Rosa Company in London and the Provinces. The Fantasy Suite, which was originally written as a children's Christmas ballet, is very characteristic of Campbell's delicate fancy and charming melodic invention.
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Order of Service
Hymn, Now thank we all our God
(B.C.H. 10, A. and M. 379)
Prayer and Lord's Prayer
Hymn, Just as I am, without one plea
(B.C.H. 243, A. and M. 255)
Lesson, II Timothy ii, 1-16
Hymn, We have not known Thee as we ought (B.C.H. 255, A. and M. 518)
Address by the Rev. J. C. CARLILE ,
Hymn, Jesus shall reign where'er the sun (B.C.H. 549-omit w. 2 and 5, A. and M. 220)
Rev. J. C.
An appeal on behalf of THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE
UNMARRIED MOTHER AND HER CHILD by Cyril Maude
The aim of this society, for which Cyril Maude is appealing tonight, is to secure a better chance of health and happiness for a group of children more helpless and perhaps more needing help than any other. The Council's policy is to prevent, if possible, the total separation of mother and child and to persuade or compel the father to take his share of the financial burden. No distinction is made as to creed, age, or the social position of the applicants, the primary consideration being the welfare of the child.
Funds are urgently needed to carry out this humane, useful and very practical work, for the Council is entirely dependent on voluntary contributions.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
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