Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
JULIETTE ALVIN (Violoncello)
(From the Conducted by The Rev. Father C. C. MARTINDALE,
Hymn (Westminster Hymnal, No. 56) Praise to the Holios
Address by FATHER MARTINDALE
Hymn (Westminster Hymnal, No. 74), Soul of my Saviour
Hymn (Westminster Hymnal, No. 215), Sweet
Saviour, bless us e'er we go
An Appeal on behalf of THE BABY CLINIC AND HOSPITAL (in memory of Mary Middleton and Margaret by the Prime Minister. the Rt. Hon. J. RAMSAY MAcDONALD.
Contributions will be gratefully received by [address removed]
THE Mary Middleton and Margaret MacDonald
Baby Clinic and Hospital is on the eve of its twenty-first birthday. It was founded, to' commemorate, the life work of the late wife, of the Prime Minister and of her great friend, Mary Middleton. Every year preventive and curative treatment and special nursing are given to hundreds of the poorest babies up to the age of five. Two years ago, owing to expansion, now promises had to be bought at the price of a crippling mortgage-debt, and in spite of the help of generous friends, £7,000 still remains to bo paid off. It is for funds to pay off this debt that the Prime Minister is appealing tonight.
Rt. Hon. J. Ramsay
WEATHER FORECAST, GENERAL News BULLETIN ;
FANNY DAVIES (Pianoforte)
THE B.B.C. STUDIO SYMPHONY
(Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL )
Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT
CORELLI lias a two-fold claim to an honoured place in the history of music—as a great violinist, who set the art of violin playing on tho foundation on which it has ever since rested, and as a composer who did a good deal to advance the art of writing both chamber music and for orchestra. A simple and kindly soul, he was friend' both of Handel and of Scarlatti, and Handel was. inclined to make game of Corolli's simple and unassuming' ways. It is told of him that ho would always rather walk than hire » carriage, and that he eared nothing for fine, or even presentable, clothes. He left behind him a great volume of very fresh and attractive music, mainly designed for performance by small teams. The Concerti Grossi are laid out for the same team as the better-known ones, of Handel—a a little group of solo strings and the main body of tho string orchestra in five parts. It is on the contrasts of thoso and tlieir combination that the Concertos arc built up. This one was composed for performance on the evening of Christmas Day, 1712.
WITH only woodwinds and horns added to the usual stringed instruments. The First Cuckoo begins with three introductory bars and then the first melody is heard. Played by tho strings, with an undulating movement, it has little bits of tune from the woodwind welded with it at one point. The next tune, which has a more important part in the work, grows in a very natural way out of the first, although, so the composer has told us, it is really a Norwegian folk song. So far, no actual call of the cuckoo has made its way into the music, except in light suggestions, but here a real bird call is plainly heard, played by the clarinet. So the music goes on its wav, to end with a repetition of the opening tune.
Summer Night on the River is just such a soft, dreamy picture as its subject demands ; it is, indeed, eloquent of all that its name suggests.
RISTOPHANES' play, The Wasps, turns on A- a quarrel between a father and son, and the Wasps of the title form the chorus. The namo moans that there is a sting in the comments which they make on the action after the traditional manner of a Greek chorus. In
Vaughan Williams 's music, written specially for a production of the play at Cambridge in 1909, their buzzing is vividly suggested.
Most of the melodies are old Greek modal tunes, which the characters sing in the course of the play, and the last ones are taken from a point near the end where tho father and son bocome reconciled.