(All arrangements by Jack Beaver ,
Guy Fletcher , and Christopher Bishop )
from Croydon Parish Church
Order of Service
Hymn, As with gladness (S.P. 83 ;
A. and M. 79)
Lesson, Matthew ii, 1-11
Hymn, Bethlehem, of noblest cities
(S.P. 84 ; A. and M. 76)
Address by the Rt. Rev. the BISHOP
Hymn, Once in Royal David's City
(S.P. 368 ; A. and M. 329)
Organist and choirmaster,
H. Leslie Smith
Concerto for solo violin, solo pianoforte, and string quartet
1 Decide. 2 Sicilienne. 3 Grave.
4 Finale played by Winifred Small (violin)
Maurice Cole (pianoforte) and The Kutcher String Quartet:
Samuel Kutcher (violin) Max Saalpeter (violin)
Raymond Jeremy (viola)
Douglas Cameron (violoncello)
Ernest Chausson was a pupil of both Massenet and Cesar Franck. From Massenet he learnt to write with the utmost purity of texture and from Cesar Franck he derived his richness of harmonic colour and deep romantic feeling.
These characteristics are well shown in the Concerto in D for piano, violin, and string quartet. This combination is sometimes called in programmes a sextet, but the designation is not correct, as the piano and violin have definitely more important parts than the string quartet. It was written in 1891 and first heard in Brussels the following year. The work had the advantage of being played by a first-rate pianist and string quartet with Ysaye as solo violin.
' The Return of Tobias'
Oratorio by Josef Haydn (tenor) (baritone) (contralto) (soprano) (soprano)
The BBC Chorus (Section B)
Chorus Master, Leslie Woodgate
The BBC Orchestra (Section E)
Led by Manus O'Donnell
Conducted by Malcolm Sargent
Anna, Tobit, and Chorus of Hebrews:
Bow down thine ear
Recit. ' (Anna, Raphael): Azarias retumeth
Aria (Raphael): Anna, hear me!
Recit. (Anna): What say'st thou ?
Anna and Cherus of Hebrews:
Blessed be God!
Recit. (Tobias, Sara): Sara, my beloved
Aria (Tobias): Lo, thou art mine
Recit. (Sara): Now give I thanks to
Aria (Sara): Now all my heart
Recit. (Raphael, Tobit): Now the hand of God
Soloists and Chorus: Hear Thou our supplication
Recit. (Anna): Why should he longer tarry ?
Anna and Chorus: Grim the vision Aria (Tobit): My hope is fled
Recit. (Tobias, Anna, Sara, Tobit):
Ah me! what bitter sorrow
Chorus: Praise the Lord
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Further programmes in this series will be broadcast on Tuesday (National, 10.20) and Thursday (National, 6.40).
Tobit, his father:
Anna, his mother:
Sara, his wife:
Raphael, an archangel:
An appeal on behalf of THE MERTHYR GENERAL HOSPITAL by the Mayor of Merthyr Tydfil,
Councillor ISAAC EDWARDS
The Merthyr Hospital serves one of the most depressed areas in Great Britain, where 41.7 per cent. of the population are unemployed. It is a general hospital with orthopaedic and surgical departments ; accidents to miners form a great proportion of the cases. The hospital depends for its funds on purely voluntary subscriptions and contributions ; beds are open to all in need of hospital treatment.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
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Under the direction of Sir Walford Davies
The BBC Singers
or ' Better Late than Never'
Written and devised by Gale Pedrick
Those taking part are : Gordon McLeod , Fanny Wright , Robert Graham , Sydney Keith , Peter Madden , Barbara Couper , Hedley Anderson , Charles Lefeaux , Carleton Hobbs , David King-Wood (by permission of Jarvis Productions Ltd.), Eugene Leahy , Alan Wheatley , Ann Trevor , Richard Goolden (by permission of the Haymarket Theatre),
Produced by M. H. Allen
by Steuart Wilson (tenor)