Led by MARIE WILSON
Conducted by CLARENCE RAYBOULD
STUART ROBERTSON (baritone) ORCHESTRASTUART ROBERTSON AND ORCHESTRA ORCHESTRASTUART ROBERTSON ORCHESTRA
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
JACK SALISBURY (violin) BANDJACK SALISBURY BAND
I. Song of the Nightingale; 2. By the Fountain; 3. Melodrama (Don Juan reads Donna Anna's letter);
4. Finale (Fandango)
A New Pot-pourri by Julius Buerger
THE B B C CHORUS (Section C) and THE B B C THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Leader, Montague Brearley
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
from St. Richard, Buntingford
Order of Service
Compline (unaccompanied plainsong) rendered by students from
St. Edmund's College
Psalm cxxxiii, Ecce nunc benedicite Hymn, Te lucis ante terminum Responsary, In manus tuas Canticle, Nunc Dimittis Anthem, Regina Coe !i
Address by the
Very Rev. Canon E. J. MAHONEY , D.D. Hymn, Sweet Saviour ! bless us (W.H.
215 ; A. and M. 28)
O Salutaris Ave Verum
Tantum Ergo Divine Praises
Adoremus in aeternum
An appeal on behalf of BROTHERHOOD OF THE HOLY CROSS, by the Rev. GEORGE POTTER
The Brotherhood of the Holy Cross consists of priests and laymen who live under Franciscan rule and share the life of the poor. The founder, the Rev. George Potter, is Vicar of St. Chrysostom's Church, Peckham, . The Brothers help in parish work, and tend the sick. Their houses are open to all who need help and they run small hostels, holding twenty, for the homeless and for boys on probation for local police courts. Very few of the juvenile offenders have ever had the advantage of a good home life. Father George has dealt with two hundred boys during the past eight years and only seven have had both a good home and normal parents.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
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When Maurice Healy was invited to broadcast about any subject he liked, he chose this : The Rule of Law. As most listeners know, Mr. Healy is a master of microphone technique and can be relied upon to talk well on almost anything, particularly well on a subject very near to his heart. His approach will therefore be entirely personal and non-expert. He is a layman talking to laymen, and he has no intention of challenging comparisons with Lord Macmillan's recent National Lecture.
Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL
Conducted by ANTON WEBERN
Although Anton Bruckner wrote nine symphonies (which Brahms rudely described as ' symphonic boa-constrictors '), a string quintet, and a number of important religious works, his music is practically unknown in England, despite spasmodic attempts to revive interest in it. In Austria and America, however, Bruckner has a large and distinguished following. There is, for instance, a Bruckner Society of America, which is associated with such eminent musicians as Toscanini, Mengelberg, Koussevitzky, Kleiber, Bruno Walter, Goossens, Romain Rolland, and Lawrence Gilman, and which is suesits own quarterly magazine devoted largely to Bruckner propaganda.
The Symphony No. 7, in E, is one of the finest of Bruckner's nine symphonies. It is scored for a large orchestra which is used with discretion and understanding, striking a happy medium between the lusciousness of Wagner and the austerity of Brahms. The first and last movements are rich in melodic material, which is developed with more interest and a greater sense of continuity than is to be found in most of Bruckner's symphonies. The slow movement was inspired by the presentiment of the death of Wagner, whom Bruckner literally worshipped. In a letter to Felix Mottl in 1883, Bruckner wrote : ' I return home feeling very sad. I thought it impossible for the master to live much longer, and the C sharp minor Adagio thus occurred to me.' This movement, which contains some of the most expressive music Bruckner ever wrote, opens with a solemn and impressive four bar theme, given out by the unusual but very sonorous combination (which Wagner used with such fine effect in The Ring) of two tenor tubas in B, two bass tubas in F, one double B flat tuba, violas, 'cellos, and basses.