(Church of England) from Christ Church, Crouch End
9.30 Order of Service
A Call to Worship
Hymn, Lord of Health, thou Life within us (S.P. 567)
Confession and Absolution Lord's Prayer and Versicles Psalm ciii, 1-13
Lesson, John i, 4, 11-14 Te Deum The Creed Prayers
Hymn, Cilorious things of Thee are spoken (S.P. 500 ; A. and M. 545)
Address by the Rev. BRYAN S. W. GREEN
Hymn, My faith looks up to Thee
Organist, R. Walker Robson
Rev. Bryan S.
Leader, Charles Vorzanger
Directed by Harry Davidson
By Graham Sutton
Read by the author
Conductor, P. H. Starkie
Alec John (tenor)
The New York Philharmonic
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Toscanini : Dance of The Blessed
Spirits (Orpheus) (Gluck)
The Berlin State Opera House
Orchestra, conducted by Hans Rosbaud , solo pianoforte, Walter Gieseking : Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 15 (Beethoven)
The Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by, Koussevitzky: March and Scherzo (Love of the Three Oranges) (Prokofiev)
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
sung by Jacques Hopkins and The Maranatha Singers
Last summer Jacques Hopkins sang some English spirituals. Today in a programme of the same kind he will be helped by a choir he has trained himself.
Gaspar Cassado , born in Barcelona in 1897, had his first lessons from his father, a composer and conductor of distinction. He was only eleven years old when Casals accepted him as a pupil, and within a few yean he was himself acclaimed as a master of his instrument. Cassado has played practically everywhere in the world under the baton of many leading conductors and with most of the famous orchestras. Alike in the big concertos and in slighter music, his playing is musicianly and poetic in a way which the virtuoso does not always achieve, and everything which is possible on the instrument is apparently easy to him.
E. M. Stephan
For nearly thirty years Emile Marie Stephan has lived in England ; for some fourteen years he has been broadcasting with us and has been before the microphone about a thousand times. So English has he become that when he went to Paris the other day to collect material for his broadcast with Moray MacLaren on the Exhibition he went to see a brother of his and they got talking, and he found that over politics and things they had totally different points of view.
Today M. Stephan looks back on his cloistered life and seems to have no idea that it has been astonishingly successful. He will talk of the hardships and joys of his Breton boyhood ; of the villagers around him who were happy because they were contented with so little; of the shuddering tales he and his brothers heard from their father and uncles of the horrors they had endured in the Franco-Prussian War.
Led by Laurance Turner
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Wagner's ' Traume '
In 1857-58, when he was engaged upon the music drama, Tristan and Isolde, Wagner wrote five songs, two of which were published later under the title of ' Studies for Tristan and Isolde The opening melody of one of these songs, called ' Dreams ', came into his head when he was working at Tristan in Venice, and he made use of it in the great love-duet in the Second Act of the music drama. In a letter to Mathilde Wesendonck , who wrote the words of the song, Wagner said: ' It is more beautiful than anything I have done. My innermost being quivers when I hear it.'
A Forgotten Symphony
Bizet's Symphony No. 1, in C, appears to have been entirely forgotten until February, 1935, when its first performance was given at Basle by Felix Weingartner. It was probably composed during the time that Bizet was studying under Halevy. Bizet was then about fifteen years of age. The manuscript is preserved in the library of the Paris Conservatoire. Its four movements are designed on the lines of a classical symphony, and although the composer uses the idiom of his period, there is a striking individuality about the treatment, particularly as regards the orchestration, which is highly original and piquant in the French style.
(Free Church) from the Studio
Order of Service
Hymn, Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (S.P. 626, Rv.B.C.H. 30)
Lesson, Luke xvii, 3-6 ; Hebrews xi, 32-40
Chant, Psalm xcv, 1-7 Prayer
Hymn, City of God fS.P. 468,
Rv. B.C.H. 513)
Address by the Rev. M. E. AUBREY,
C.H., Moderator of the Federal Council of the Free Churches
Hymn, 0 Lord, how happy should we be (S.P. 604, Rv.B.C.H. 361)
This service is intended to mark the close of the year of office of the Moderator of the Federal Council of the Free Churches, and it is hoped to repeat it annually. The Rev. M. E. Aubrey, the retiring Moderator, has been re-elected for the year 1937-38.
An appeal on behalf of the rebuilding of WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL by Colonel the Right Hon. The Lord WIGRAM, G.C.B., G.C.V.O.,
Westminster Hospital, the oldest of voluntary hospitals, starts its third century of service under a heavy burden. The site of the main hospital building must be vacated by the end of 1938, and it is therefore absolutely imperative that the new building shall be ready by that date. The ' new' Westminster will be a model hospital-practical, economical, and efficient. But no less than £150,000 is wanted to complete the scheme.
Nobody is more intimately acquainted with the rebuilding problems of Westminster Hospital than its President, Lord Wigram, who makes the appeal.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
including Weather Forecast
A programme devised and arranged by ' Taffrail ' (Captain Taprell Dorling , D.S.O., R.N.), partly compiled from the works of Winston Churchill , J. G. Lockhart , Sir Julian Corbett , Prince Franz Joseph of Hohenzollern, Sir Archibald Hurd , and Arthur W. Jose , the Australian
The cast includes
D. A. Clarke-Smith
Leo de Pokorny
(By permission of His Majesty's Theatre)
J. Whitmore Humphreys
Production by John Cheatle