(Church of England) from Aston Parish Church,
9.30 Order of Service
Hymn, Christ, Whose glory fills the skies (S.P. 26 ; A. and M. 7)
Lesson, St. Luke viii, 4-15 Te Deum Collects
Hymn, 0 brother man, fold to thy heart thy brother (S.P. 307)
Address by the Rev. H. McGowAN
Hymn, Thou, Whose almighty word
(S.P. 303 ; A. and M. 360)
Organist and Choirmaster,
Conductor, Denis Wright
Kenneth Ellis (bass)
by Bernard Shaw read by G. R. Schjelderup
Lucienne Dhamarys (soprano):
Rondeau de la paysanne. Couplets du depart (both from Le petit Due) (The Little Duke) (Lecoq)
Georges Viller (baritone): Valse de Cloches- J'ai fait trois fois le tour du monde (Les Cloches de Corneville). Vive la paresse (Rip) (Planquette)
Maggie Teyte (soprano): Tu n'est pas beau, tu n'est pas riche (La Perichole) (Offenbach)
Lucienne Dhamarys (soprano), and Georges Viller (baritone): Duo de 1'escarpoletto. Duetto de I'ane (both from Veronique). (Messager)
Yvonne Printemps (soprano): Air des adieux (Mozart) (Hahn)
Simone Simon (soprano),
Germaipe Cernay (mezzo-soprano), Marthe Coiffiex (soprano): 0 mon bel inconnu (0 Mon Bel Inconnu) (My Unknown Hero) (Hahn)
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
Harry Mortimer (trumpet)
King George I had formed the habit of attending certain masquerades on the Thames which, as a feature of those days, were organised usually on a subscription basis. On one occasion he expressed a wish that an aquatic concert might be planned on the same lines. There were initial difficulties with impresarios, who saw no profit in it for themselves, but, finally, Baron Kilmanseck, Master of the King's Horse, put up the money. The concert was a great success ; the river was crowded with barges, and afterwards there was a grand supper at Lord Ranelagh's house at Chelsea.
The King had already expressed high approval of the music composed specially for the occasion by the famous Handel, first composer of the King's music, and commanded it to be repeated once before and once after supper. Each performance took an hour, so that the King did not get back to St. James's till half-past four the next morning. This is an arrangement by Sir Hamilton Harty of. some of the numbers from the complete Water Music.
Rufus M. Jones , D.Litt., D.D.,
L1.D., D. Theol.
A World Conference of the Society of Friends is now in session at Swarthmore College, near Philadelphia. the American city founded by William Penn and with so many Quaker associations. Among the thousand Quakers present are a hundred from Great Britain, and representatives of the Society from Australasia, Austria, China, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, India, Jamaica, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, Norway, Palestine, Sweden, and Switzerland, besides many from all parts of the United States and Canada. The gathering may therefore be looked upon as a step towards a ' 'World Society of Friends '.
The chief subjects before the Conference, on which international comrnlttees have prepared reports, are: the Spiritual Message of the Society of Friends ; the Individual Christian and the State Economic, Racial, and International Justice ; Education ; and International Co-operation.
Dr. Rufus M. Jones , who is chairman of the Conference (with R. Halfden-Nielsen , a Dane, and Paul D. Sturge of London as his colleagues), is a prominent figure in the religiou. life of America. He was
Professor of Philosophy at Haverford College, Pennsylvania, from 1904 to 1934, was Chairman of the American Friends Service Committee, which co-operated with British Quakers in relief and reconstruction work in Europe during and after the war, and is the author of a number of books on religious subjects.
Dr. Rufus M.
Conducted by Jack Frere
' Obedience '
The Rev. Father Vincent McNabb ,
by Alexander Borovsky
Music by Liszt
Etude transcendante in F minor
Sonetto del Petrarca, No. 104 0
Au bord d'une source (By a Spring-side)
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9, in E flat
(Carnival at Pest)
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10, in E
One of the greatest composers of nineteenth century piano music was Liszt. This is a fact that has still yet to be generally recognised, for in many quarters his name as a composer is still associated with the showy and rather tawdry pieces he wrote purely for the purpose of dazzling some of the - ignorant audiences of his day. Nevertheless, as the late Bernard van Dieren pointed out in an article on Liszt in the RADIO TIMES, ' In his early years of phenomenal success as a pianist he conceived the natural ambition to create works for his programmes that would show the possibilities his unheard-oftechnique suggested. Not that he heaped up difficulties that would baffle other -players ; he exploited novel effects which opened up a new world of sound. Thus he discovered aesthetic possibilities that had not been dreamt of before '.
The results of these possibilities can be seen in some of the pieces to be heard this afternoon, such as the first three items, all of which represent Liszt at his best.
Commander A. B. Campbell
Commander A. B. Campbell is one of the most remarkable raconteurs the BBC has introduced to the public. He made his name as a broadcaster with his very first talk and he has added to his reputation with each succeeding one. Commander Campbell disdains the use of a script and talks into the microphone just as he talks to friends at his club. The result is delightful. He is a man with a distinguished war career on the sea, and altogether-he is now a publisher-his life has been an ideal one for a born talker such as he is. He has been in every part of the world, including the Arctic and Antarctic Circles, and has a happy knack of describing vividly the strange personalities and places he has seen.
Conducted by William J. Matthews
A Venetian Silhouette
Written by Wilfrid Rooke Ley
Tourists, gondoliers, waiters, etc.
The recorded music selected and the programme produced by A. W. Hanson
An elderly lady:
A young man:
The Man with the Cloak:
(Methodist) from Wesley's Chapel, City Road
8.0 Order of Service
Hvmn, We love the place, 0 God
'(New M.H.B. 677 ; A. and M. 242)
Invocation and Lord's Prayer
Lesson, Hebrews xi, 32-40 ; xii, 1-2 Prayer
Hvmn, 0 Thou who earnest from above (New M.H.B. 386; A. and M. 698)
Address by the Rev. ROBERT BOND ,
President of the Methodist Conference
Hymn, God of all power, and truth, and grace (New M.H.B. 562)
Organist, Charles F. Warner
An appeal on behalf of THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S HOME
AND ORPHANAGE, by Sir HAROLD BELLMAN , M.B.E.
The National Children's Home and Orphanage was founded in 1869 by Dr. Stephenson. It is now sheltering and training 4,000 girls and boys in its twenty-nine branches in various parts of the country. Between 700 and 800 fresh cases are admitted every year and 25,000 children have passed through since the Home was founded. Need, riot creed, is the condition of entry. The children are treated as individuals, not as a company, and wear ordinary clothes instead of uniform.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
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A Dramatic Cantata by J. S. Bach
(English Words by J. M. Diack )
The BBC Chorus (Section B)
(Chorus Master, Leslie Woodgate ) The BBC Orchestra (Section C)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted, by CLARENCE RAYBOULD
See the article by Stanley Bayliss on page 12
with Brian Lawrance
(All the above items arranged by Fred Hartley )
(For details, see page 43)
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