from the Pump Room, Leamington Spa
It has been generally held that ' Finlandia ', one of the two most popular of the shorter works of Sibelius, is based upon the folk melodies of Finland and that it actually contains examples of these melodies. That is hot so, as Cecil Gray is at, pains to emphasise in his study of Sibelius. In point of fact, he has not made use of a single folk song in any of his compositions. On the other hand, it is clearly apparent that he has always been immensely influenced by his environment. This work is one of seven numbers written to accompany a series of tableaux illustrating episodes taken from Finnish mythology. ' Finlandia ' appears to have been the only one of the seven that has survived. It dates from 1899.
from Carr's Lane Church, Birmingham
Order of Service
Hymn, I heard the Voice of Jesus say
(Cong. H. 351 ; A. and M. 257)
Prayer and Lord's Prayer Scripture Reading
Hymn, The Head that once was crown'd with thorns (Cong. H. 142; A. and M. 301)
Anthem, Blessed are they that mourn
Address by the Rev. N. A. TURNER
SMITH, B.Litt. (of Park Church, Crouch End)
Hymn, The day is past and over (Cong.
H. 605 ; A. and M. 21)
Choirmaster, CYRIL S. CHRISTOPHER
Organist, JAMES C. PARSONS
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