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: Holy Week Reading

A reading from 'Thoughts on the Divine Love', by the late Archbishop Frederick Temple

: The Daily Service

Good Friday
Throned upon the awful tree (A. and M. 118. Tune, Petra)
Psalm cxxx
Luke xxiii, 33-47
O Saviour of the world (Ouseley)

"O Saviour of the world, who by thy Cross and precious blood hast redeemed us. Save us and help us, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord".


★ from Lincoln Cathedral
Organ Voluntary
10.50 Order of Service
Litanv (Ferial)
Hymn, 0 sacred heart, sore wounded
(A. and M. Ill ; S.P. 128)
Ante-Communion Kyrie and Creed, Aeterna Christi
Munera (Palestrina)
The Epistle, Hebrews x
Hymn, There is a green hill far away
(A. and M. 332; S.P. 131)
The Gospel, St. John xix
Address by the Very Rev. the Dean of LINCOLN
Hymn, When I survey the wondrous cross (A. and M. 108 ; S.P. 133)
Organist and Master of the Choristers, Gordon Slater


Unknown: Ante-Communion Kyrie
Unknown: Gordon Slater

: Reginald King and his Orchestra

Light Music by British Composers


Conducted by A. Capel Dixon


Conducted By: A. Capel Dixon


Leader, Frank Thomas
Conducted by Mansel Thomas


Leader: Frank Thomas
Conducted By: Mansel Thomas


(All arrangements by Michaeloff)


F. H. Grisewood
Here is a broadcast that will delipht all lovers of 'Our Bill', F. H. Grisewood 's delightful Cotswold character. Grisewood read ' The Celestial Gardener ' on Good Friday last year, and this ' repeat' is the result of many requests.
The original of ' Our Bill ' died over a year ago, and in this story Grisewood tells of how the old man, rather awe-struck by the sight of heaven, decided to make himself useful by making a garden round the pearly gates, and rendering, as it were, the whole place more homely and friendly for incoming souls.


Unknown: F. H. Grisewood
Unknown: F. H. Grisewood


Good Afternoon (A Coon's Day Out)
Sydney Baynes


Unknown: Sydney Baynes


with Percy Manchester


Unknown: Percy Manchester


by Cuthbert Kelly


Unknown: Cuthbert Kelly


Trio in B flat, Op. 99
1 Allegro moderato. 2 Andante un poco mosso. 3 Scherzo: Allegro. 4 Rondo: Allegro vivace played by Max Rostal (violin)
Sela Trau (violoncello)
Louis Kentner (pianoforte)
Whereas Schubert was a pioneer of the romantic movement as a song composer, even from the early part of his career when he wrote the ' Erlking it was not until the last three or four years of his life that he began to apply a romantic technique, particularly as regards harmony, to classical instrumental forms ; for example, in the Piano Trios in B flat and E flat, composed in 1827 for the Bocklet-Schuppanzigh Linke Trio, with which Schubert at that time was closely associated. Both works are extremely romantic in conception.


Violin: Max Rostal
Violin: Sela Trau
Pianoforte: Louis Kentner


A gramophone record programme, compiled by Ronald Hayman


Unknown: Ronald Hayman


with Brian Lawrance
(All the above items arranged by Fred Hartley )


Unknown: Brian Lawrance
Arranged By: Fred Hartley


Sonata for violin and pianoforte in G, Op. 78
1 Vivace ma non troppo. 2 Adagio. 3 Allegro molto moderato played by Arthur Catterall (violin) R. J. Forbes (pianoforte)
Brahms's Violin Sonata in G was the first cf his three sonatas for violin and piano. Composed during the summer months of 1878-9 while Brahms was on holiday at Portsohach, it is a fine work, particularly as regards the writing for the violin, v. hich has the predominant part.
' The whole work ', says Dr. Karl
Geiringer in his study of the life and work of Brahms. reflects the a :mosphere of the beautiful Carinthian holiday resort where it was created. It is a composition full of restrained sweetness and that yearnina tenderness which-as so often in Brahms-seems to smile through tears.'


Violin: Arthur Catterall
Pianoforte: R. J. Forbes


including Sport


(Church of England) from St. Sepulchre's Holborn conducted by the Rev. G. H. Salter
Order of Service
Hymn, There is a green hill far away
(E.H. 106 ; A. and M. 332)
Prayer, The Good Friday Collect
Scripture Reading, The Two Trials ;
St. Matthew xxvii, 11-31
Anthem, (Music by King John IV of Portugal, circa 1590)
Faithful Cross above all other. One and on noble tree !
None in foliage, none in blossom, None in fruit the peer may be.
Sweetest wood and sweetest iron, Sweetest weight is hung on thee.
(Venantius Fortunatus, circa 600)
Scripture Reading, The Crucifixion,
St. Matthew xxvii, 32-44
Hymn, Jesu, meek and lowly (E.H.
416; A. and M. 188)
Scripture Reading, The Death, St.
Matthew xxvii, 45-56
Tenor solo, Behold and see if there be any sorrow like unto his sorrow (Handel's Messiah)
Scripture Reading, The Burial ; St.
Matthew xxvii, 57-66
0 Lamb of God (from the Litany)
Anthem, Praise to th;e, Lord Jesus
Praise to thee. Lord Jesus Who in bitter pain
On the crcis didst suffer,
And for our sakes wast stain.
Thou reignst with God the Father in Eternity.
Lead us erring sinners unto Heav'n and thee.
Kyrie Eleison
(from St. Matthew Passion by Heinrich Schutz , 1535-1672)
(English text by H. M. Adams , reprinted by permission of the Oxford University
Address by the Rev. W. THOMPSON
ELLIOTT, Canon of Westminster
Hymn, When I survey the wondrous cross (E.H. 107 ; A. and M. 108)
The Blessing
The Choir of the School of English
Church Music
Organist, Sir Sydney Nicholson


Unknown: Rev. G. H. Salter
Music By: King John
Unknown: Heinrich Schutz
Unknown: H. M. Adams
Unknown: Rev. W. Thompson
Organist: Sir Sydney Nicholson

: Elgar's Oratorio 'THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS'

Words by Cardinal Newman from Queen's Hall, London, W.I
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Ltd.)
Olga Haley (contralto)
Heddle Nash (tenor)
Harold Williams (baritone).
The Philharmonic Choir
Hon. Conductor, Charles Kennedy
The BBC Singers
Chorus Master, Leslie Woodgate
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood
Part 1
Gerontius, Jesu Maria-I am near to death
Assistants, Kyrie Eleison
Gerontius, Rouse thee, my fainting soul
Assistants, Be merciful, be gracious ; spare him, Lord
Gerontius, Sanctus fortis, Sanctus
Gerontius, I can no more
Assistants, Rescue him, 0 Lord, in this his evil hour
Gerontius, Novissima hora est
The Priest, Proficiscere anima
Assistants, Go, in the name of Angels and Archangels
See the article on page 12


Unknown: Cardinal Newman
Contralto: Olga Haley
Tenor: Heddle Nash
Baritone: Harold Williams
Conductor: Charles Kennedy
Chorus Master: Leslie Woodgate
Unknown: Jesu Maria-I
Unknown: Kyrie Eleison
Gerontius: Heddle Nash
The Priest: Harold Williams
Assistants: Chorus


including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping


Part 2 Demons, Angelicals, and Souls
Soul of Gerontius, I went to sleep ; and now I am refreshed
Angel, My work is done, My task is o'er
Angel and Soul, All hail, My child and brother, hail!
Demons, Lowborn clods of brute earth
Angel, It is the restless panting of their being
Demons, The mind bold and independent
Soul and Angel, I see not those false spirits
Angelicals, Praise to the Holiest in the height
Soul, The sound is like the rushing of the wind
Angelicals, Glory to Him
Angel, They sing of thy approaching agony
Soul, But hark! a grand mysterious harmony
Angel, And now the threshold as we traverse it
All Voices, Praise to the Holiest in the height
Angel and Soul, Thy judgment now is near
Angel of Agony, Jesu! by that shuddering dread which fell on Thee
Voices on Earth, Be merciful, be gracious, spare him, Lord
Angel, Praise to His Name Soul, Take me away
Souls in Purgatory, Lord, Thou hast been our refuge
Angel, Softly and gently, dearly-ransomed soul
Souls, Lord, Thou hast been our refuge
Angelicals, Praise to the Holiest
Tickets: Is. 6d. to 2s. may be obtained from the British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, W.1., Messrs. Chappell's Box Office, [address removed] and the usual Agents.


The Soul of Gerontius: Heddle Nash
Angel: Olga Haley
Angel of the Agony: Harold Williams

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