from the Pro-Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Liverpool
Order of Service
Hymn, Veni Creator Spiritus (Come,
Holy Ghost) (W.H. 255, plain chant)
Address by the Most
Rev. RICHARD Downey , D.D., Ph.D., LL.D., Archbishop of Liverpool
Hymn, Christ the King (
Rev. C. Rigby )
0 Salutaris Hostia (Perosi) 0 Esca Viatorum (Cervi)
Tantum Ergo Sacramentum (Tozer)
Adoremus in aetemum
Hymn, Hail, Queen of Heav'n, the ocean Star ! (W.H. 101)
Organist, Alfred Raff
Sir Adrian Boult
Director of Music
' Christian England'
9-Into All the World by Alec Macdonald
Produced by Geoffrey Dearmer
Service is over, and Michael is helping the Rector to count the collection, which is for the S.P.C.K. Michael inquires what these letters stand for, and is carried back to 1699, when Dr. Bray, a Warwickshire clergyman, founded the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, which led, two years later, to the establishment of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. To this day these two societies are among the main-stays of missionary enterprise at home and abroad.
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
P. S. G.
with Brian Lawrance
(All the above items arranged by Fred Hartley )
Oda Slobodskaya (soprano)
Frederick Riddle (viola)
The BBC Orchestra (Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Walton's Viola Concerto was completed in 1929 and first played at the Proms that year. It is a poetic, even romantic, masterpiece by a composer who had hitherto shown a stronger predilection for wit than for poetry.
The second movement shows many traces of the composer's earlier style, but the work as a whole strikes a deeper note. There are even traces of Elgarian influence, though Walton's emotion is more restrained than Elgar's generally was. But the end of the Concerto is as deeply felt as anything in the whole of English music and the work in its entirety will hear comparison with any work by any composer written during the last quarter of a century.
(Roman Catholic) from St. Joseph's Church, Highgate
8.0 Order of Service
Psalms, iv, xc, cxxxiii (In the Book of Common Prayer, iv, xci, cxxxiv)
Address by the Very Rev. G. MACDARBY ,
C.P. Motet , How lovely are Thy dwellings fair (Brahms)
0 Salutaris Hostia (Plainsong)
Tantum Ergo Sacramentum
Adoremus in aeternum (Allegri)
Organist and choirmaster,
Donald J. S. Edeson
Very Rev. G.
Donald J. S.
including Weather Forecast
A programme commemorating the centenary of the famous waltz writer who was born at Strasbourg on December 9, 1837
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
The romantic career of Johann Strauss is familiar to most English-men, but little or nothing seems to be known about his French compeer Emil Waldteufel , in spite of the immense popularity his waltzes have always enjoyed in England. December 9 is the centenary of Waidteufel's birth and, during the programme of his music that will be given tonight in his honour, listeners will hear from Henri Waldteufel , the composer's son, the story of his career. In particular they will learn, probably for the first time, the story of his rise to fame and of the important part that a certain Exalted Personage in this country played in it.