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: Pianoforte Recital

(Daventry National Programme)


Unknown: Ray Lev


(Daventry National Programme)

: THE CENTRAL BAND OF H.M. Royal Air Force

(By permission of the Air Council)
Conductor, Flight-
Lieutenant R. P. O'DONNELL , M.V.O., Director of Music,


Unknown: Lieutenant R. P. O'Donnell

: Readings from Classical Literature-III

The Wooden Horse, from a Tale of Troy, by John Masefield
Haydn himself never called this symphony anything in particular.
It gets its title from the orchestral ticking which accompanies the melody of the slow movement and beats out the time like a clock. Any oddity is a handy hook to hang a ticket on, and the public, whom the symphony had pleased from the first performance, have called it The Clock ' ever since. That alone is a diploma of high value, for a pet-name is only conferred by the public as a mark of real affection. A considerable number of Haydn's symphonies have such names, very few of which originated from the composer himself. ' The Clock ' Symphony is one of the twelve that Haydn composed in London under contract to the impresario, Salomon. As a group, these twelve are undoubtedly the finest of all Haydn's symphonies.
Delius has recorded his impressions of all the four seasons in one or other of his works, and this one, in which he gives us a picture of Spring, is perhaps the most beautiful of them all. It is based upon two themes, in one of which the Cuckoo Call can be heard, while the other is taken from a Norwegian folk-song.
(First Performance. Conducted by the Composer)
Arthur Benjamin is an Australian by birth and is perhaps best known as a concert pianist. But as a composer he has already attracted notice, particularly with his Pastoral Fantasy which was awarded publication by the Carnegie Trustees, and again, recently, when his opera, The Devil Take Her, was produced at the Royal College under Sir Thomas Beecham and taken into the repertory of the Old Vic. This violin concerto is dedicated ' with great admiration ' to William Walton. Its first movement, though called Rhapsody, is energetic and formally precise. The second, Intermezzo, has a special colouring, in sombre hues, of its own. The third is a form that Benjamin likes-a Rondo, with the recurring theme to link it together and a rhythmic and fascinating modernity. The solo part is of virtuoso difficulty, yet there is never a moment when the musical thought does not dominate the mere passage work.
This orchestral fantasy has a programme taken from Dante's
Inferno. It was written in 1876 at a time when Tchaikovsky had the idea of writing an opera on the subject, but the idea subsequently crystallised in this form. He has prefaced the score with the following story : ' Dante, coming into the second circle of hell, witnesses the punishment of carnal sinners, who are tossed about ceaselessly in the dark air by the most furious winds. Amongst these he meets with Francesca of Rimini, who relates her story.' The music then relates the history of her love for Paolo and the punishment which binds them for ever in eternal torment. Much of the dramatic colour was suggested to Tchaikovsky by the well-known drawings with which Doré illustrated the Inferno.


Unknown: John Masefield
Unknown: Arthur Benjamin
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: William Walton.


From the Studio
Conducted by The Reverend ARCHIBALD FLEMING , D.D.
Minister of St. Columba's (Church of Scotland), Pont Street, London, S.W.I.
A few explanations of the Service
Hymn, Sun of my Soul, by John Keblo
(Ancient and Modern, No. 24 ; Scottish Hymnal, No. 291 ; Revised Hymnary, No. 292 (Tune, Abends, by Sir Herbert Oakeley )
Paraphrase No. 54, I'm not ashamed to own my Lord, by Isaac Watts (Revised Hymnary, No. 507) (Tune, Martyrdom, by Hugh Wilson )
Prayers and the Lord's Prayer
Address by the Reverend
The Guiding Light (Ancient and Modern, 24)
The Ruling Motive (Paraphrase 54): The Grand Finale (Paraphrase 66)
Paraphrase No. 66, How bright these glorious spirits shine. Compiled by Isaac Watts and William Cameron
(Ancient and Modern, No. 438 ; Revised Hymnary, No. 223) (Tune, St. Asaphpossibly by Giornovichi)
The Blessing
The Choir of St. Columba's (Church of Scotland), Pont Street, S.W.I, will lead the singing
Conductor, Mr. T. ARNOLD FULTON ,
A.R.A.M., A.R.C.O.


Unknown: Archibald Fleming
Unknown: John Keblo
Unknown: Sir Herbert Oakeley
Unknown: Isaac Watts
Unknown: Hugh Wilson
Unknown: Archibald Fleming
Unknown: Isaac Watts
Unknown: William Cameron
Conductor: Mr. T. Arnold Fulton

: The Week's Good Cause

Appeal on behalf of The AGNES PARR NURSERY Home by Mrs. FRANK WORTH
Contributions will bo gratefully received by Mrs. Frank Worthington , [address removed]
The Agnes Parr Nursery Home, on whoso behalf Mrs. Frank Worthington appeals tonight, was founded thirty years ago for the care of babies up to five years old. The Home houses sixty babies at a time, and hundreds of children who have passed through it since its inception have received otherwise unobtainable care and attention to enable them to make a fair start in life. The Home is licensed by the L.C.C., and receives a grant from tha Ministry of Health, but is in urgent need of funds in order to carry on. Mrs. Frank Worthington has a personal interest in the Home, and is well known for her energetic efforts in raising funds for voluntary hospitals.


Unknown: Mrs. Frank Worthington
Unknown: Mrs. Frank Worthington
Unknown: Mrs. Frank Worthington

: ' The News'


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