A programme arranged by the International Broadcasting Union
European countries in turn send a characteristic New Year's greeting to listeners everywhere
Items to be heard in today's programme will be music by the Sternsinger, or 'Singers of the Star ' in Austrian Alpine villages ; national songs from Belgium; melodies played on the carillon from the Town Hall at Copenhagen ; from Finland, music of Sibelius and bells from a church at Helsingfors ; from Britain and Northern Ireland, bells from a small country church, followed by peals from Westminster Abbey ; the popular old Latvian song, ' I give thanks to God ', declaimed by the famous Latvian actor, Teodors Lacis , with orchestral accompaniment; a three-part programme from Lithuania (vocal ensembles ; shepherds' music ; shepherds' songs) ; from Norway, Björnsen's poem, ' For the Wounded ', composed at the time of the Franco-Prussian war and chosen to express the wish of the country for peace--it will be recited by David Knudson of the National Theatre to the music of the Morning suite from Peer Gynt ; and finally, from Switzerland, a wish to the whole world in the form of a message sung by La Chanson Romande.
(Methodist) from Bromley Common Methodist
8.0 Order of Service
Introit, God be in my head (New
M.H.B. 405, A. and M. 695)
Hymn, Wise men, seeking Jesus (New
Lesson, Isaiah xl, 1-11, 27-31 Prayers
Hymn, Guide me, 0 Thou great
Jehovah (New M.H.B. 615, A. and M. 196)
Address by the Rev. WILLIAM H. HOLTBY
Hymn, Light of the world (New M.H.B.
Organist, Evelyn Drury
Choirmaster, F. E. Payne
Rev. William H.
An appeal on behalf of THE HOSPITAL FOR EPILEPSY AND PARALYSIS, MAIDA VALE, by ERIC DUNSTAN
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Eric Dunstan, Esq., [address removed]
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