NEIL FORSYTH (baritone)
MALE VOICES OF THE BBC SCOTTISH SINGERS
Leader, J. MOULAND BEGBIE
Conducted by KEMLO STEPHEN
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari was born in Venice in 1876, and studied in Germany under Rhcinberger. From 1902 to 1912 he was Director of the School of Benedetto Marcello in Venice, and produced many eighteenth-century operas there. The influence of the style of that period is evident in several of his own works.
More than twenty years ago The
Secret of Suzanna, a charming little one-act opera, was put on at Covent Garden. The music, although modern in style, has in some places quite a Mozartian touch. But a plot that turns on a wife smoking a cigarette in secret and being discovered by a shocked but forgiving husband strikes the present age as too silly to be either funny or fantastic, and the ingenuous little opera is now heard no more.
Wolf-Ferrari's next opera, The
Jewels of the Madonna, was altogether different. It dealt with the dreaded Camorra, Italian ' toughs ', and brutal emotions-a kind of operatic ' On the Spot'. The music, passionate and picturesque, made of the lurid drama a riot of colour.
CONSTANCE I. HERRIES
from St. Mary's, Haddington
Conducted by the Rev. WILLIAM J. FORBES
Order of Service
Psalm xliii, 3-5 (Tune, Martyrs) Prayer
Hymn, Ye servants of God, your
Master proclaim (Rv. C.H. 16S ; A. and M. 704) (Tune, Laudate Dominum)
Paraphrase No. 42 (Tune, Kilmarnock)
Address by the Very Rev. MARSHALL
B. LANG, D.D.
Hymn, Our Blest Redeemer, ere He breathed (Rv. C.H. 180; A. and M. 207)
Organist, G. H. ALLATT
The church of St. Mary the Virgin stands on the left bank of the Tyne and is one of the largest churches built in the great building period of the late fourteenth to the late fifteenth century. The nave has been altered and restored and is used as the Parish Church, but other divisions have become ruinous and are under the care of H.M. Office of Works.
Haddington itself is an ancient Royal
Burgh and a town of great importance in history. There was a royal residence there in the twelfth century where William the Lion resided and where his son Alexander, 11 was born. Destroyed by fire in 1216 and 1244, Haddington played a prominent part in the wars of independence. In the Abbey a Scottish Parliament in 1548 sanctioned the marriage of Mary Queen of Scots and the Dauphin of France. Cromwell visited the town and it was from there that Sir John Cope marched to meet the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart at Prest'onpans. Haddington, also, is claimed by some authorities as the birthplace of John Knox.
Rev. William J.
Prince Charles Edward
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