Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
JOSEPH FARRINGTON (Baritone)
(Daventry National Programme)
(Strings of Section G)
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON PURCELL had written much incidental music to plays and at least one opera, the famous
Dido and Æneas, when the allpoworful poet and dramatist, Dryden, decided that here was a composer worthy to collaborate with him. Purcell was therefore asked to write the music to Dryden's patriotic drama King Arthur. Pw-cell had already been tested with other plays of Dryden, but here was his great chance, and much of the music he wrote for it, of which there is a great deal, is as fine as anything he ever did. Yet King Arthur is by no means the best of Dryden's plays-it is not, by the way, an opera, but a play with incidental music and a masque-and it lives only because of the music Purcell composed for it.
Professor P. M. ROXDY
SIX ' travellers from the East ' have painted for listeners the Eastern and particularly the Chinese scene in a series of talks describing the daily life, work, customs, belief and leisure of the Chinese and their neighbours. Professor Roxby, in this new series, will discuss the nature and significance of the transformation through which the ancient civilization of China is now passing. China offers the absorbing spectacle of a civilization struggling to become a nation. Tho nature of the struggle is dictated by her history and geography, and an accurate knowledge of these influences is the only key to the understanding of the present upheaval.
Professor Roxhy's first talk will emphasize this approach to the subject and will contain some personal impressions of important changes in China during the last twenty years.
Professor P. M.
From THE STUDIO
Conducted by The Reverend
Father M. C. D'ARCY , S.J., of CAMPION HALL, OXFORD
In the Name of the Father, etc.
Prepare, 0 Lord, our Actions, etc. 0 Salutaris Hostia
Reading from Holy Scripture
Hymn, Arundel Hymn Book, No. 127, With all the Powers my poor Soul hath
Sermon by The Reverend Father M. C. D'ARCY ,
Hymn, Lord Jesus, Master, Saviour, Friend
(Words and adaptation by Lord Howard of Penrith)
Prayers from Missal
Hymn, Westminster Hymnal, No. 19, Jesu, the very Thought of Thee
Father M. C.
Father M. C.
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