H. J. Moon
This is the first of three fortnightly talks on the wild life you are likely to come across during summer holidays in the North. The other two will deal with the seashore and the animal life in rivers and pools.
Carl Maria von Weber was thirty-nine when he died in London of consumption. He had aggravated his disease and worn himself out: first, by hard work at the composition of the opera, Oberon, which the Covent Garden authorities had commissioned from him, and secondly, by conducting a series of performances of his operas at Covent Garden Theatre and a number of concerts in London in fulfilment of his contract. Knowing that he had not long to live, he had entered into this contract with the sole object of making provision for his family, since it was to bring in at least a thousand pounds. Never was money more painfully earned. But Oberon is far from being the work of a frail man, and the Overture is a virile piece of music, full of romantic flavour and delicate beauty, and ranks with Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream music as being one of the finest examples of fairy music
(Presbyterian) from Trinity Presbyterian Church, Claughton, Birkenhead
8.0 Order of Service
Hymn, Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven (Rv. C.H. 21 ; A. and M. 298)
Hymn, God is working His purpose out (Rv. C.H. 380; A. and M. 735)
Scripture Reading, Luke xv, 11-24, Prayer
Hymn, How lovely is Thy dwelling place (Rv. C.H. 757)
Address by the Rev. Andrew Prentice
Hymn, I am trusting thee, Lord Jesus (Rv. C.H. 695)
Organist, B. Sandberg Lee
The Rev. Andrew
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