Order of Service
Hymn, Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven (A. and M. 298; S.P. 623)
Thanksgivings Psalm xcviii
Hymn, Rejoice, 0 land, in God thy might (S.P. 631)
Address by the Rev. PAT MCCORMICK ,
Hymn, Come, ye people, raise the anthem (A. and M. 302; omit verse 2 ; S.P. 477)
Accompanied by J. H. ALDEN at the pianoforte
Leader, PHILIP WHITEWAY
Conductor, E. GODFREY BROWN
GWLADYS GARSIDE (contralto)
CLAUD BIGGS (pianoforte)
The story of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman is based on the legend of a Dutch sea-captain, who, encountering a furious gale while he was trying to round the Cape of Good Hope, swore that he would achieve his purpose though it took him all eternity. The devil, overhearing, took him at his word and condemned him to sail the seas until the Day of Judgment. Only, a woman, whose love could last until death, could release him. 9.32 GWLADYS GARSIDE AND ORCHESTRA 9.43 CLAUD BIGGS AND ORCHESTRA
In his Vienna days Mozart was in much request as a piano virtuoso, and the majority of his pianoforte concertos were written probably for some public concert at which he was to play or for some engagement in a private house. Knowing what his methods of work were, one can imagine him sitting down at the last moment and rattling off the composition of a concerto for a performance in two or three days' time. Doubtless he had the whole thing in his head, as was his habit ; but to get it down, and, presumably, to practise it, must have been a considerable feat. No doubt the Concerto in B flat to be heard this evening was dashed off for just such an occasion. 10.8 GWLADYS GARSIDE 10.19 CLAUD BIGGS10.30 ORCHESTRA
Sibelius's ' Karelia' Suite, Op. II, was published in 1906. It is one of Sibelius's lighter works and is full of attractive qualities of melody, rhythm, and orchestral colour. The music has a certain national flavour in that it sets out to express the spirit of Karelia, which, forms the extreme south-eastern province of Finland, and is particularly interesting as having been the strong-hold of the national spirit and the. centre of popular myths. A Finnish writer has described the Karelian as representing the bright side of the Finnish type, in contradistinction to the Tavast, or western Finn. He is more lively and brisk, more sensitive, though less steady, than his compatriots, ' a born poet and born trader'.
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