by ETHEL BARTLETT and RAE ROBERTSON
' Pioneers for the Kingdom '
2. ' Sadhu Sundar Singh '
A Dramatic Biography by GEOFFREY DEARMER
Produced by LANCE SIEVEKING and GEOFFREY DEARMER
Sadhu Sundar Singh. ...DEWAN SHARAR and Bobby Rietti
Rudolph de Cordova
C. Jervis Walter
' Sadhu ' means ' holy man ', and Singh, a common name among the Sikhs (disciples), means a lion. The Sadhu's name well interprets his personality. He needed all his courage. He possessed nothing but his saffron robe and his Bible. He wandered all over India, and very much further, trusting in God for food and shelter, and suffering dreadful conditions of climate and unheard of indignities from his fellow men.
His early days and his baptism at the age of sixteen after his successful discovery of peace or ' Shanti' on his conversion-the most thrilling moment of his life--are briefly dealt with in this broadcast. It is almost impossible to do full justice to this lion-hearted warrior who set out on his last visit to Tibet in 1929, at the age of forty, and was never seen again.
with BRIAN LAWRANCE
(All arrangements by Fred Hartley )
by the ORCHESTRE RADIO
Conductor, PAUL GASON
Solo violin, GEORGES BETHUNE
Solo xylophone, At. LOMBARD
North German Composers
THE STRATTON STRING
George Stratton (violin) ; Carl Taylor (violin) ; Watson Forbes (viola) ;
John Moore (violoncello)
(Programme arranged with the collaboration of Dr. Karl Geiringer of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna)
Dr. Karl Geiringer is one of the foremost musicologists in Austria. Custodian of the Collection of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna since 1930, he has accomplished -a great deal of valuable research work.
Among Dr. Geiringer's writings are two important books on Ha'ydn and Brahms-an English version of the latter was recently published.
The remaining programmes of this interesting series ' The String Quartet before Haydn' will be broadcast on Monday (National 6.40), Tuesday (National 7.0), Thursday (Regional
7.30), and Friday (National 9.40).
MUNN AND FELTON'S
GEORGE GIBBS (baritone)
(Church of England) from Immanuel Church, Streatham
Order of Service
Hymn, Through the night of doubt and sorrow (A. and M. 274, S.P. 678) (Tune, Marching)
Confession and Absolution Psalm cl
Lesson, St. John iv, 19-26 Prayers
Hymn, Lead us, heavenly Father, lea." us (A. and M. 281, S.P. 555) (Tune, Mannheim)
Address by the Rev. E. N. PORTER GOFF
Hvmn, Rise up, 0 men of God!
'(S.P. 635) (Tune, St. Michael)
Conductor, Martin Shaw
Organist, F. W. Owen
Rev. E. N. Porter
including Weather Forecast
Seventh Season - I
The song-cycle 'Kindertotenlieder', in this Sunday Orchestral Concert, is one of Mahler's finest works. It was composed during the period 1901-2 when Mahler was at the height of his powers. Each one of these five settings of Ruckert are imbued with deep tragedy. The vocal lines are of great beauty and are deeply expressive of the emotional significance of the words. Nowhere in Mahler's music does he show greater genius for delicate and significant handling of the orchestral palette than in these five songs.