Sir Adrian Boult
from the School Chapel of St. Martin, Heritage Craft Schools,
Order of Service
Hvmn, Praise my Soul, the King of Heaven (A. and M. 298; S.P. 623)
Collect and Prayers Psalm xxiv
Go forth with God (Martin Shaw)
Address by the Rev. Canon F. P. HUGHES , Vicar of Eastbourne
Hymn, Lead, kindly light (A. and M.
226 ; S.P. 554)
Organist, Sydney Northcote
Rev. Canon F. P.
with Brian Lawrance
(All the above items arranged by Fred Hartley )
from ' Plain Tales from the Hills' by Rudyard Kipling ,
Whatever one thinks of Kipling as a poet, there can be no two opinions about his mastery as a short-story writer. ' Plain Tales from the Hills ', originally published in Calcutta in 1888, presented his earliest essays in this form ; twenty-eight of the forty stories in the book originally appeared in the Civil and Military Gazette,
Lahore, of which he had become assistant editor at the age of seventeen.
The hero of ' Tods' Amendment' is, as you might suppose, Tods. Tods was ' an utterly fearless young Pagan, about six years old, and the only baby who ever broke the holy calm of the Supreme Legislative Coupcil '. And if you want to know how and why he amended the Sub-Montane Tracts Ryotuary Revised Enactment, you had better listen this afternoon.
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
Walter Widdop (tenor)
P. S. G.
Conductor, Walter Goehr
Lili Heinemann (soprano)
Light Music Through the Ages-4
An appeal on behalf of the TAIT HOME, BROADSTAIRS, by Dame SYBIL THORNDIKE , D.B.E., LL.D.
In 1866 Mrs. Tait, wife of the Bishop of London, afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury, opened an orphanage in Fulham for some of the little girls left fatherless and motherless by the bad outbreak of cholera. Four years later they moved into the new home built for them at North Foreland, Broadstairs, on land given by Archbishop Tait. Sixty girls between the ages of three and sixteen are brought up in the orphanage; at fourteen they are trained for two years in domestic service. In the convalescent home, added later, thirty-three women and girls are received, chiefly from London, and looked after under the care of trained nurses.
Though this fine work has flourished for two generations, old friends of the homes are passing away and their support is very much missed. Help is urgently needed both to pay off an overdraft at the bank and for renovations that are long overdue.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
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Frederick Thurston (clarinet)
The BBC Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Alan Bush 's ' Dance Overture ', composed specially for military band-and not an arrangement of orchestral music—was written in the autumn of 1930, and plaved for the first time by the BBC in April, 1931. It is dedicated to Edward Clark. Bush has told us himself that it presents a modern, slightly jazzy, content in a classical framework-the form of the first movement of a symphony.
(Solo clarinet, FREDERICK THURSTON )
There are many fine clarinet players, but few can be called great interpretative artists. Frederick Thurston is one of the exceptions, for not only does he possess perfect technical mastery over his instrument, but he is a musician of deep convictions and unusual sensitiveness.
Mr. Thurston first studied the clarinet under his father, and then won an open scholarship to the Royal
College of Music and studied under that great clarinettist, Charles Draper. On leaving the Royal College of Music Mr. Thurston joined the Covent Garden Orchestra and what was then known as the Royal Phil harmonic Orchestra. Since the early days of the BBC at Marconi House Mr. Thurston has played principal clarinet, and although still a young man when the BBC Symphony Orchestra was formed he was chosen for the post of principal clarinet.
S 1 Allegro. 2 Allegro molto. Pocoallegretto (Dream Interlude-John Falstaff, now Sir John, a boy, a page to Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk). 3 Allegro. Allegretto (Interlude-Gloucestershire, Shallow's Orchard). 4 Allegro molto
Elgar's ' Falstaff ' is in one movement which is divided into four main sections. The first, designed as a courtly and genial conversation with Prince Henry, shows us the knight in ' a green old age, frank, gay, corpulent, loose, unprincipled, and luxurious '. The second takes us to the town, the tavern, and gay adventures, followed by the first of two interludes, scored for small orchestra, in which Falstaff dreams of his boyhood as a page to the Duke of Norfolk.
The third section is Falstaff going off to the wars, followed by the second interlude, a quiet movement in Shallow's Orchard. The last section, an epilogue, begins as a triumphal march and ends with a picture of the tragic decay and death of the greatest and most lusty-hearted roysterer in literature.