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: Annual Service of The British Association for the Advancement of Science

Conducted by the Rev. P. C. MILLAR ,
O.B.E., B.D.
Relayed from the West Kirk of St.
Nicholas, Aberdeen
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.,
168)
Lesson
Intercessions and Lord's Prayer
Anthem, With a voice of singing
(Martin Shaw)
Address by the Very Rev. Principal
Sir GEORGE ADAM SMITH
Hymn, 0 Worship the King (Rv. C.H.,
9)
Benediction
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.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. P. C. Millar
Unknown: Sir George Adam Smith
Organist: E. Beck-Slinn
Unknown: Sir James H. Jeans

: A Recital

by' PEGGY SAMPSON (violoncello)
Sonata in G minor Handel, arr. Lindner
(From Edinburgh)

Contributors

Unknown: Peggy Sampson

: THE SCOTTISH STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Directed by GUY DAINES
(From Edinburgh)
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.

Contributors

Directed By: Guy Daines
Unknown: Gianni Schicchi
Unknown: Giachino Forzano
Unknown: Gianni Schicchi
Unknown: Janny Skeeky.

: ' The News'

Weather Forecast
General News Bulletin, followed by Scottish Announcements (From Edinburgh)








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