The Choir of the Cathedral
Organist, J. Fleming Lamb
The BBC Scottish Singers
The BBC Scottish Orchestra
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted by Ian Whyte
Notes and introductions by the Minister of the Cathedral, the Rev. J. Hutchison Cockburn , D.D.
Rev. J. Hutchison
Storm on the Volga
Two Norsemen Songs :
1 Schors. 2 From the Hills
Your Green Eyes Lezginka
How lovely to be with you Happy Blacksmiths
(All arrangements by Medvedeff. All the items except ' La Coquetterie' are traditional)
Sir Adrian Boult ,
BBC Director of Music
' The Pilgrim's Progress ' by John Bunyan
Other parts played by Stephen Jack , Charles Mason
Adapted and produced by Geoffrey Dearmer
In the days when few story books might be opened on Sundays, ' The Pilgrim's Progress ' was the one great exception. The strictest parents could not but approve the vigorous and racy story of the heroic Christian. Bunyan's theology may not have interested children, but his story thrilled them. They probably did not picture Bunyan as ' a tinker out of Bedford, a vagrant oft in quod', nor could they have then known that he probably wrote the book in the old town gaol on Bedford Bridge during his second term of imprisonment (he had already served twelve years) in the year 1676.
It is doubtful whether any other book originally written in English, but since translated into hundreds of languages, has achieved the eminence of this working companion to the Bible in millions of homes.
The text, though necessarily greatly shortened, has been carefully followed, with original commentary to elucidate difficult passages and make the sequence and argument clear to young listeners.
with Vernon Adcock (xylophone)
with Anne Ziegler
Repertory at Oxford
A programme tracing the growth of the Oxford Repertory Theatre arranged and produced by Anthony McDonald
The Hammerklavier Sonata, Op.
106, in B flat
1 Allegro. 2 Scherzo: Assai vivace. 3 Adagio sostenuto
4 Largo, leading to Allegro risoluto (fuga a tre voci, con alcune licenze) played by Egon Petri (pianoforte)
(Church of England) from Hexham Abbey
8.0 Order of Service
Hymn, Come ye thankful people, come (A. and M. 382 ; S.P. 9)
Confession and Absolution (from the Office of Compline)
Lord's Prayer Versicles and Responses Psalm lxv (Chant-Slanford, in E flat)
Lesson, John xv, 1-8
Magnificat (Wood, in C minor) Creed and Prayers
Hymn, Father of mercies, God of love (A. and M. 388)
Address by the Rev. J. V. C. FARQUHAR , Rector of Hexham
Hymn, Now thank we all our God
(A. and M. 379 ; S.P. 350)
Organist, T. Christy
Rev. J. V. C.
An appeal on behalf of THE CHILDREN'S PLAY CENTRES
FUND by Mrs. G. M. TREVELYAN , C.H.,
The Children's Play Centres Fund for London, founded by the late Mrs. Humphry Ward , is now one of the largest organisations catering for the children's happiness and safety out of school hours. The committee are making a ' Fortieth Anniversary Appeal' for £5,000 to enable them to open more centres, both in the oldest and poorest districts and in the new estates, where there are now thousands of children who have little or nothing to do in the evening hours. The London County Council lend their cheerful buildings and the committee supply a trained staff and an attractive equipment of toys, games, cricket sets, footballs, etc. Some 15,000 children are kept happily occupied and out of danger every evening in winter, and about 20,000 in the summer holidays. But London needs more centres!
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to[address removed]
Mrs. G. M.
including Weather Forecast
An Anthology of Sacred Music under the direction of Sir Walford Davies
The BBC Singers
(by permission of Herbert Farjeoti ) in 'BARNUM'
' The Greatest Show on Earth' by Herbert Kendrick and Harold Scott
Produced by Laurence Gilliam
Orchestra conducted by Bill Williamson
See the short article on page 10