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: A Religious Service

(Church of England) from Lichfield Cathedral
The Bells
9.30 Order of Service
Hymn, Father of mercies, God of love (A. and M. 388)
Confession and Absolution
Lord's Prayer, Versicles, and Responses
Psalm LXV
Lesson, Luke VIII, 4-15
Jubilate (Stanford, in C)
Creed and Collects
Hymn, O worship the king (A. and M. 167; S.P. 618)
Address by the Right Rev. E.S. Woods, D.D., Bishop of Lichfield
Hymn, For the beauty of the earth (A and M. 663; S.P. 494)


Speaker: The Rev. Bishop E.S. Woods
Organist and Choirmaster: Ambrose P. Porter


from Canterbury Cathedral
Order of Service
Psalm cxxii
Hymn, 0 valiant hearts (S.P. 293) Sentence, John xi, 25, 26 Psalm cxxi
Lesson, Revelation vii, 14-17
Act of Remembrance
Address by the Rt. Rev. the Bishop of DOVER
Chopin's Funeral March
Hymn, God of our fathers (S.P. 317) Prayers and Lord's Prayer Last Post Reveille
National Anthem (first verse)
Service accompanied by the Band of the 2nd Battalion The Buffs
The vast nave of Canterbury Cathedral will be completely filled for the annual Service of Remembrance for the 6,500 officers and men of the Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) who fell in the Great War. Row after row of khaki-clad serving soldiers will mingle with the bemedalled civilian members of the Past and Present Association from London and the Kent towns. Splashes of colour from the scarlet uniforms of the bandsmen on the altar steps will add to the pageantry of the scene.
Nowhere are the dead remembered more perpetually than here, for in the Warriors' Chapel rests the Buffs' Book of Life containing the names of all who were killed. Every weekday morning throughout the year the smartest recruit on parade is chosen to ' turn over the page '. He marches down alone to the Cathedral to perform the ceremony in the Warriors' Chapel on the stroke of eleven and returns to barracks to report to the Commanding Officer: ' Sir, my duty is done.'

: Yascha Krein and his Gypsy Orchestra

Bova Korolevitch 1 Cease thy song, 0 Nightingale
Rumanian Folk Songs trad. Tabor
Hungarian Folk Songs J
(All arrangements by Yascha Krein )


Unknown: Bova Korolevitch
Arrangements By: Yascha Krein


from the Jephson Gardens Pavilion,
Leamington Spa


Old-Time Songs
Phyllis Scott at the pianoforte


Songs: Phyllis Scott


R. Ellis Roberts


Unknown: R. Ellis Roberts


Sonata No. 1, in D minor, for violin and pianoforte
1 Allegro leggiadro. 2 In tempo sostenuto quasi adagio. 3 Allegro sciolto assai played by Montague Brearley (violin)
Esther Fisher (pianoforte)
John Ireland's first Violin Sonata in D minor has never enjoyed anything approaching the popularity of its successor in A minor, but, though admittedly a much less mature and individual work than the A minor, it is by no means as inferior to it as one might conclude.
The D minor Sonata was written during 1908-9 for the third of W. W. Cobbett 's famous chamber music competitions, and carried off the first prize from 134 entries. It was published in 1911, but re-issued in a new and more concise form in 1917 (the date of the A minor). Critics have detected the influence of Vaughan Williams in the slow movement and of Grieg in the opening of the finale, but the work as a whole could have been written by no one but Ireland.


Violin: Montague Brearley
Pianoforte: Esther Fisher
Unknown: W. W. Cobbett
Unknown: Vaughan Williams


Being scenes from Shakespeare's comedy,. As You Like It, with additional matter from Rosalynde, a romance by Thomas Lodge (the original source of the play)
Arranged as a summer pastoral for broadcasting and produced by Peter Creswell , with the contemporary music arranged, and additional settings composed by Julian Herbage who also conducts
The persons in the comedy are (by permission of Nora Swinburne) (by permission of H M Tennenl, Ltd )
Lords, Pages, and Attendants, etc.
The scenes of the comedy are:
The Court of the usurping
Duke Frederick
The House of Oliver de Boys
The Forest of Arden


Unknown: Thomas Lodge
Produced By: Peter Creswell
Composed By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Duke Frederick
The Banished Duke, living in the Forest of Arden: Torin Thatcher
Duke Frederick, his brother, and usurper of his dominions: Dodd Mehan
Amiens Lord attending on the banished Duke: Dudley Jones
Jaques Lord attending on the banished Duke: Richard Goolden
Le Beau, a courtier attending upon Frederick.: Michel Bazalgette
Charles, a wrestler at Frederick's court: Franklyn Kelsey
Oliver, son of Sir Rowland de Boys: Robert Holmes
Orlando, brother to Oliver, in love with Rosalind: Ellis Irving
Adam, servant to Oliver, later to Orlando: A. B. Imeson
Touchstone, a clown at Frederick's court.: Hedley Briggs
Sir Oliver Martext, a vicar: M. Landale
Corin, an old shepherd in the Forest of Arden..: Norman Shelley
Silvius, a young shepherd, in love with Phebe: Eric Berry
Denis, servant to Oliver: Peter Humphreys
A Page attendant on the banished Duke: Clive Baxter
Another Page attendant on the banished Duke: Robin Maule
William, a country fellow, in love with Audrey.: M. Landale
A Person representing Hymen: Peter Humphreys
Rosalind, daughter to the banished Duke: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Celia, daughter to Frederick: Kathleen Boutall
Phebe, a shepherdess: Patricia Godfrey
Audrey, a country wench: Audrey Cameron


(Church of England) from the Studio
Order of Service
Hymn, 0 for a heart to praise my
God (A. and M. 549; S.P. 113)
Invocation and Lord's Prayer Psalm xlii
Lesson, Wisdom vii, 15 to viii, 1
Collect for the Eighth Sunday after
Trinity, and Prayers
Hymn, Lead, kindly light (A. and M.
266 ; S.P. 554)
Address by the Rev. R. J. CAMPBELL ,
D.D., Chancellor of Chichester Cathedral
Hymn, Jesu, Grant me this, I pray
(A. and M. 182)


Unknown: Rev. R. J. Campbell


Today there are 6,000 ex-Service men in mental hospitals in this country. Many of them, unhappily, are conscious of where they are. Little imagination is required to realise what this means to them. Little need is there to stress the great-irresistible-claim these men have on the consideration and sympathy of those who have their freedom. For many of them, bereavement and other causes have severed all links between them and their relatives. Is it to be wondered at if they feel they are forgotten by their fellow-beings in the outside world ?
The Unknown Soldier who speaks this evening will plead for a Holiday Home by the sea for such of these men who are able to have a change. To provide this Holiday Home in addition to its ordinary work of treatment of neurasthenic ex-Servicemen in its Curative Homes at Beckenham, the Ex-Services Welfare Society needs £ 15,000. The Society has already established an Industrial Centre to give employment to those who, on account of their neurasthenic disability, can work only under sheltered conditions, yet on a self-supporting basis. All the work of the Society goes to supplement the work of the State.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to the Unknown Soldier, Ex-Services Welfare Society, [address removed]


including Weather Forecast


Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell


Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell


(Section C)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
When Benjamin Dale was still quite a young man his former composition professor, Frederick Corder, said of him that he had written ' fewer and better works than any English composer of his generation'. Dale is now fifty-three, but his fastidiousness is as marked as ever. His output is still small in quantity and admirable in quality-and makes no concessions to contemporary fashion.
In the summer of 1879 Rimsky-Korsakov wrote a string quartet entirely based on Russian folk tunes, the movements being entitled respectively ' In the Fields ', ' In the Maidens' Room', 'Khorovod' (a kind of choral round dance), and ' At the Monastery '. It was tried through in private, but the composer disliked the work and laid it aside till the following year. Then, having completed the opera Snow Maiden, he took the quartet out of his desk and began to orchestrate it, turning it into a ' sinfonietta '. The Sinfonietta was not completed till 1884, however. It consists of only the first three movements of the quartet, which were drastically revised as well as orchestrated. (The material of the fourth movement was afterwards used in Sadko.)


Conductor: Marie Wilson
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult


(For details, see page 67)
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