Directed by Sydney Phasey
Relayed from The New Victoria Cinema, Bradford
A Miscellaneous Programme
The Orchestra of the Berlin State Opera Howe , conducted by Dr. Leo Blech : Der Rosenkavalier Waltz (Strauss). Richard Tanber (Tenor) : One likes to believe in woman's luck and love (Johann Strass. Korngold, and Herrer). Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians : Waltz, I wake up smiling (Leslie, Ahlert). Marc Williams (The Cowboy Crooner) : The Night Herding Song. The Dying Ranger (Traditional). Marry Roy and his Orchestra : I cotta right to sing the blues (Koehler, Arlen). Spike Hushes and his Negro Orchestra : Nocturne (Hughes). The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Piero Coppola : L'enfant et les Sortileges (Ravel). Three Hebrew Songs by Madelaine Grey , with the composer at the Piano: Mejerke : L'Enigme Eternelle ; Kaddish (Ravel). The Grand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer : Prelude to the Tempest (Honegger).
Directed by Lionel Falkman
Relayed from The Paramount Theatre, Manchester
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
(Copies of the Festival Book containing all the music, may be obtained from The Festival Secretary, College of St. Nicolas, Chislekurst, Kent, price 3s., post free)
An article on English Church Music appears on page 66)
A Festival of English Church Music
THE REVEREND G. H. SALTER, M.A.
ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENTS: DR. ERNEST BULLOCK
ORGAN SOLOS: DR. STANLEY H. MARCHANT CONDUCTOR: DR. SYDNEY H. NICHOLSON, M.V.O.
Choir of about 4,000 voices drawn from 220 choirs of cathedral towns and village churches affiliated to the School of English Church Music.
THE NATIONAL ANTHEM Evensong, Versicles and Responses
The Psalms, Psalms 23 (chant by Turle), 29 (chant by Attwood), 133 (Chant by Goss)
The First Lesson, Eccles. i, 17-19
Hymn 7, As now the sun's declining rays at eventide descend (Old Irish Melody, arr. Stanford)
Magnificat from the Service in E (S. S. Wesley)
The Second Lesson-Rev. vii, 9-15
Nunc Dimittis from the Service in A (Stanford)
The Apostles' Creed
Anthem I, I was glad when they said unto me (Parry)
Anthem II, How goodly are thy tents (The Reverend Sir F. A. Gore Ouseley)
Hymn 8, Hail, gladdening Light (Sir John Stainer)
Organ Solo, Choral Prelude on the Welsh Hymn tune, ' Lovely ' (Vaughan Williams)
Hymn 9, There is a Book (W. Hayes)
Anthem III, Arise in us (Martin Shato)
Anthem IV, Rejoice in the Lord (John Bedford)
Anthem V, Let all the World (Somervell)
Address by His GRACE THE LORD ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
Hymn 10, 0 God, our Help in ages past (William Croft)
Prayers A General Thanksgiving Choral Song for a Re-union (Leslie Heward) The Blessing Chorus from ' Messiah ' (Handel)
From the Crystal Palace tonight at 7.30
(Led by Laurance Turner )
Conducted by BASIL CAMERON
Byron never intended his Manfred to be performed in the theatre. He himself said in writing to his publisher, ' at least I have made it impossible for the stage, for which my intercourse with Drury Lane has given me the greatest contempt.' This, however, did not deter Schumann from writing an overture and incidental music for the drama, of which he had so high an admiration that on one occasion on reading the poem to a friend, he burst into tears and was too overcome to go on with the reading. One critic, indeed, drew a comparison between the character of Manfred and that of Schumann's own-a characteristic exaggeration common to the romantic-minded critics of those times. This overture, therefore, may be considered rather as a tone poem, musically illustrating the spirit of Byron's fated hero than the customary overture to a drama.
The Summer Music is one of Arnold Bax 's shorter orchestral works of a nature very suitable for performance on a July evening. It was composed in 1920, in the same year as A Hill Tunc , Country Tune, and Mediterranean, all of them doubtless inspired by summer days.
Sibelius has composed and published seven symphonies, and the musical world is now anxiously awaiting the much heralded and long expected eighth. The composition of these symphonies has extended over Sibelius's musically mature life, the fourth coming about half way, when the composer was forty-six. It is of a somewhat sombre texture composed with its neighbours the third and fifth symphonies which are serene, sunny, and genia], and has in consequence been less performed than the others. It was produced at the Birmingham Festival of 1912, and was conducted by the composer in person. There are the usual four movements, which is rather unusual with Sibelius who has his own ideas as to what form a symphony should take; he has written them in three movements and even in one. Yet with all his unorthodox notions, Sibelius is already numbered among the very great symphonic writers.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
GERALDO and his ORCHESTRA, followed by THE SAVOY HOTEL ORPHEANS, relayed from The