A miscellaneous programme of records which will bring this series to an end
The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stokowski : Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Bach)
Elisabeth Ohms (soprano) : Ocean, thou mighty monster (Oberon) (Weber)
Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire, conducted by Piero Coppola : La Mer (Debussy) ; 1. De I'aube a midi sur la mer (From Dawn to Noon at Sea) ; 2. Jeux de vagues (Waves) ; 3. Dialogue du vent et de la mer (Dialogue of the Wind and Sea)
Theodor Scheidl (baritone) : I am
Schwanda (Schwanda the Bagpiper) (Weinberger)
The B B C Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Boult : Overture, Die Meistersinger (Wagner)
o Eglwys Jerusalem, Resolfen
(.Singing Festival, from Jerusalem
Arweinydd, T. HOPKIN EVANS
(conductor, T. Hopkin Evans )
Emyn (Hymn), Am iddo fynd i Galfari
Salm-don (Psalm), Fel y brefa'r hydd
Emyn, Arglwydd, gad i'm dawel orffwys (Ton, Brynhyfryd)
Anthem, Nid Marw 'r Gan (T. Hopkin
Emyn, 0 fy Iesu bendigedig (Ton,
Emyn a Descant (Hymn with Descant),
Caned nef a daear lawr (Ton, Llanfair-Descant gan T. Hopkin Evans)
Organydd (organist) R. W. MORGAN
This is the twenty-second annual Cymanfa held by this church. The origin of the series is interesting because it was a direct result of the Great War. In 1914, this church was greatly hampered by a shortage of young men. It was impossible to attempt an oratorio as in previous years, so a Cymanfa was held, and has been held annually ever since with very great success.
Its success in the earlier years was due to the choirmaster, the late W. T. Davies , who founded the tradition of good choral singing attributed to the church. His successor, R. W. Morgan , is serving his fiftieth year as church organist.
Among the outstanding men who have conducted this Cymanfa are the late Dr. Caradoc Roberts, Dr. T.
Hopkin Evans, Dr. David Evans, and Mr. Idris Griffiths, of whom three are natives of Resolven. Dr. Caradoc Roberts conducted the Cymanfa eight times. It is fitting therefore that this year's programme should include an anthem ' Nid Marw'r Gan ' (by T. Hopkin Evans ) which is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Roberts. This will be the first public rendering of this new work, and it will be conducted by the composer.
from Trinity Presbyterian Church,
Order of Service
Hymn, Approach, my soul, the mere-seat (Rv. C.H. 451 ; A. and M. 626)
Prayer and Lord's Prayer
Hymn, Ride on ! ride on in majesty!
(Rv. C.H. 92 ; S.P. 137)
Lesson, Revelation v
Hymn, Immortal Love, for ever full
(Rv. C.H. 141 ; S.P. 536)
Address by the Rev. R. C. GILLIE
Hymn, Sun of my soul, Thou Saviour dear (Rv. C.H. 292 ; S.P. 55)
Organist and Choir-master,
R. C. BAKER
This building originally belonged to the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion and was built by that famous lady in 1759. The church is almost masked from the road by the house which the Countess built for her preachers, but the inside is picturesque. The original pulpit used for years by the well-known preacher, the Rev. George Whitfield , is still in its place and has in front of it an eagle in gold and white.
Rev. R. C.
An appeal on behalf of THE WHITECROFT JUBILEE PLAYING FIELDS, by Captain KENNETH SHENNAN , Hon. Secretary of the Gloucestershire Playing
This scheme to provide playing fields for the village of Whitecroft was the outcome of a decision to commemorate the Jubilee of last year. Beginnings were made on derelict land on a sloping site consisting of large dirt tips from disused pits, and twenty-two men have undertaken voluntarily the difficult task of laying out the field from which they have already removed 500 tons of soil.
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