(Church of England) from St. John's Parish Church Stratford, London
Hymn, Fill Thou my life, 0 Lord my God (A. and M. 705 ; S.P. 492)
Confession and Absolution Versicles and Responses Psalm cxlv
Lesson, St. John vi, 5-14 Benedictus Creed
Hymn, Father of all, to Thee (A. and M. 514-; S.P. 252)
Address by the Rev. PERCY SOWERBY
Hymn, Thy Hand, 0 God, has guided (A. and M. 604)
Organist and Choirmaster,
F. H. Dawson
About the year 1832, the need of a church for Stratford was recognised. Stratford was then a pleasant suburb, and in 1834, on what was then known as ' Gallows Green ', St. John's Church was built and consecrated as a Chapel-of-Ease to West Ham. The Church stands in the centre of the town, at a place where the main road diverges towards Romford and Leytonstone ; its site was formerly an unenclosed village green. In 1844 the parish was legally separated, and St. John's became Stratford Parish Church.
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Conductor. P. S. G. O'Donnell
Tom Williams (baritone)
© ' Shrubs and Hedges '
C. H. Middleton and A. Osborn
C. H. Middleton is bringing to the microphone Arthur Osborn , Deputy Curator of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, to discuss the planting and care of shrubs and hedges. Mr. Osborn is one of the leading authorities on trees and shrubs and is responsible for the upkeep of the wide and varied collection of these at Kew. He is author of the well-known book ' Shrubs and Trees for the Garden '.
Act 2 of Donizetti's Opera
'DON PASQUALE '
Members of the Scala, Milan
Conductor, Carlo Sabajno
Chorus Master, Vittore Veneziani
The BBC Orchestra
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Constant Lambert
Nicolai Graudan (violoncello)
Cossack Dance (Mazeppa)
Elegy and Waltz (Serenade for
NICOLAI GRAUDAN AND ORCHESTRA
Variations on a Rococo Theme
Nicolai Graudan was born in Libau which is now in Latvia, and studied the cello at the Imperial Conservatoire at St. Petersburg. After two years he carried off the highest musical degree there, and consequently was immediately appointed to the staff as professor of the cello. Some years later he became principal cello of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, a post which he held for many years. Mr. Graudan has appeared as a soloist in most of the European musical centres. He has also broadcast frequently in Germany, France, Holland, and England.
Praise from Liszt
Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme' was composed in 1876 and dedicated to William Fitz hagen, a celebrated cellist and Professor at the Moscow Conservatoire. It is a lovely work and beautifully written for the solo instrument. Although the entire technical resources of the cello are exploited with brilliant and artistic effect, the music cannot be accused of being merely dazzling and showy. It possesses genuine poetic qualities that are deeply expressive. The theme, though 'rococo' m style, is original in conception. After an introduction in which the theme is foreshadowed, the solo cello plays it in full with light support from the strings, and then follow seven variations, the last being the most brilliant and decorative of all.
When the Rococo ' Variations were played by Fitzhagen at the Wiesbaden Festival in 1879, Liszt heard the performance and remarked at last here is music again
Alia tedesca, Scherzo, and Finale
(from Symphony No. 3-The Polish)
1-Christianity and Art
Sir Eric Maclagan , C.B.E.,
Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum
The influence of religion on art is inevitable ; it may either limit or enrich it. In the beginning, Christianity took over a living (but 'tired) art. Then a new art developed side by side with Christianity, not necessarily owing its origin to Christianity. Until quite recently the Christian religion used the art of each period for its own purpose, the idea of a specifically religious style in art dating back only about a century and a half.
In the first three broadcasts in this new series, Sir Eric Maclagan will describe the influence of Christianity on architecture, painting, and sculpture ; and then, in the last two broadcasts, Dr. Geoffrey Shaw and Mr. Martin Browne will discuss its effect on music and the drama.
Music of Violinist Composers
2-Eighteenth Century (All the above items arranged by Leslie Bridgewater )
Answers to Listeners' Questions
The Rev. Donald 0. Soper, Ph.D.
Margaret Godley (soprano)
Bradbridge White (tenor)
Stanley Riley (bass)
The Griller String Quartet
Edric Cundell began his career as an orchestral horn player, in which capacity he played at Covent Garden under Nikisch in 1912. He now devotes most of his time to teaching and composing, and among his compositions are the String Quartet that won the first prize in the Daily Telegraph Chamber Music Competition, three symphonic poems, and a symphony. Listeners may remember that his symphonic poem ' Serbia ' was broadcast last week.
F. Andrew Rice
(All arrangements by Guy Fletcher and Jack Beaver )
A programme of songs and duets from famous operettas with The BBC Theatre Orchestra
The programme arranged and conducted by Stanford Robinson
(Church of England) from the Concert Hall,
8.0 Order of Service
Hymn, Come down, 0 Love divine
(A. and M. 670 ; S.P. 177) '
Confession and Absolution
Lord's Prayer, Versicles and Responses
Psalms cxlvii, cxlviii, and cl
First Lesson, Malachi iii, 1-6 Magnificat (Wood in E flat)
Second Lesson, John xx, 19-29 Nunc Dimittis (Wood in E'flat) Creed, Versicles and Collects
Anthem, Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Bairstovi)
Hymn, Before Jehovah's awful
Throne (A. and M. 516)
An appeal on behalf of THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF
GIRLS' CLUBS by Lord ABERDARE
To most of us the full use of our leisure hours presents little difficulty, but it is a serious matter for thousands of girls who, after days of monotonous work, with little enough money and nowhere to meet their friends in comfort, are apt to find life drag.
Relaxation they have none ; to them leisure often means only loneliness, especially when they are working in towns far away from their homes.
It is for these girls that the many clubs and centres attached to the National Council of Girls' Clubs are catering. They try to give them new interests, and to provide them with congenial occupations. Something on these lines has already been done for nearly 400,000 girls. With funds, the scope of the National Council could be increased so that the ' problem of leisure' would cease to exist for working girls.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
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in 'DAISY MILLER '
A Study by Henry James
Adapted from his story and produced by M. H. Allen
Scene : Vevey and Rome
Time : 1877
Characters in order of their appearance
(By permission of H. M. Tennent Ltd.)
See the article by M. H. Allen on page 17
Daisy Miller, an American girl:
Randolph Miller, her brother:
Eugenio, the Millers' Italian courier:
Mrs Costello, Winterbourne's aunt:
Mrs Miller, Daisy's mother:
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