B. WALTON O'DONNELL
HUGHES MACKLIN (tenor)
In 1873, Victor Hartmann , a well-known architect and painter, member of Balakirev's circle, and close friend of Stassov, the critic, and Mussorgsky, died at the early age of thirty-nine. Mussorgsky was deeply upset and in the following year when Stassov arranged an exhibition of Hartmann's water colours and drawings, he was moved to compose a cycle of ten piano pieces based on various subjects from Hartmann's pictures. These he entitled ' Pictures from an Exhibition '. Mussorgsky seems to have been highly stimulated with the idea, for in a letter to Stassov, to whom the work is dedicated, he says : ' Hartmann is bubbling over, just as Boris Godounov did. Ideas, melodies, come to me of their own accord ... I can hardly manage to put it all down on paper fast enough'. This work has been scored for full orchestra by Ravel and Sir Henry Wood , and is now presented in a military band arrangement by Howgill.
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by JULIAN CLIFFORD
MARIA SANDRA (soprano)
An enthusiast for the folk music of his native Hungary, Kodaly has collected over 3,500 folk-tunes, many of them taken down from the singing of peasants in remote parts of the country. These dances, which made their appearance only in 1929, come from that part of Hungary and Transylvania through which the River Maros takes its way. Laid out for quite a small orchestraâ€” woodwinds, horns, percussion, and strings-they are set forth simply and without any modern extravagances of harmony, reproducing the national characteristics as only a true Hungarian could have done. They are not cast in the form of separate dances, but played continuously with only slight breaks or pauses, as the melodies change from dignity to vigour, from swift grace to the wistful langour no other national music can express in quite the same way.
Order of Service
Hymn, Let saints on earth in concert sing (A. and M. 221 ; S.P. 557)
Confession and Thanksgivings Paalm 46
Lesson Isaiah Iv, 1-7
Deus Misereatur (Psalm 67) Prayers
Hymn, In Christ there is no East or West (S.P. 537)
Address by the Right
Rev. B. F. Simpson , M.C., D.D., Bishop of Kensington
Hymn, Through all the changing scenes of life (A. and M. 290; S.P. 677)
Organist, ARNOLD GOLDSBROUGH
Rev. B. F.
An Appeal on behalf of MANOR HOUSE HOSPITAL (INDUSTRIAL ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY), by the Rt. Hon. GEORGE LANSBURY , M.P.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Rt. Hon. George
including Weather Forecast
A Little Play of St. Francis ' by LAURENCE HOUSMAN
Leader JEAN POUGNET
Conducted by HERBERT MENGES
The music of this suite is taken largely from incidental music specially composed' for many recent productions given at the Old Vie and other theatres and collected together to make a concert piece. The music selected by the composer is chiefly of dance movements.