Conducted by the Rev. P. C. MILLAR ,
Relayed from the West Kirk of St.
Order of Service
Prayer of Invocation
Psalm 65 (w. 1-4), (Tune, St. Stephen) Prose Psalm 19 Lesson
Hymn, Ye servants of God (Rv. C.H.,
Intercessions and Lord's Prayer
Anthem, With a voice of singing
Address by the Very Rev. Principal
Sir GEORGE ADAM SMITH
Hymn, 0 Worship the King (Rv. C.H.,
Organist, E. BECK-SLINN
The British Association for the Advancement of Science is meeting at Aberdeen from September 5 to 12, under the presidency of Sir James H. Jeans , D.Sc., Sc.D., LL.D., F.R.S. The service broadcast this evening from the West Kirk of St. Nicholas, Aberdeen, is a special one connected with this occasion and includes an address by The Very Rev. Principal Sir George Adam Smith.
Rev. P. C.
Sir George Adam
Sir James H.
Directed by GUY DAINES
Some musicians claim that Gianni Schicchi is Puccini's finest musical effort, and it would be difficult to find a happier or more comprehending union of words and music than in this wittily sparkling one act comic opera. The text was written by Puccini's great friend Giachino Forzano , a playwright of renown in Italy, and the story has the true ring of a mediaeval farce. It was first produced in 1918 in New York, together with two other one-act operas which are now not often performed.
Gianni Schicchi is, however, very popular in all Continental opera houses, though in England it has not thoroughly endeared itself to English audiences. One reason for which it is difficult to find credence has been put forward for this neglect. It has been more or less authoritatively stated that the British public shies at attempting to pronounce the title of it at the Box Office, and in self-defence at the last minute books for something else-say, Carmen-instead. If it is possible there be any such, for their information the correct pronunciation is, roughly, Janny Skeeky.
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