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Incidental music: King Christian II played by BBC Northern Orchestra
Leader, Laurance Turner
Conductor, Gideon Fagan
Sibelius's ' King Christian' Suite forms the incidental music to Adolf Paul 's tragedy of King Christian II, the sixteenth-century ruler of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, against whose treachery and tyranny Gustavus Vasa. arose. Christian was driven from his kingdom, and in spite of an attempt to regain his power, he ended his days in prison, dying in 1559.


King Christian Ii
Laurance Turner
Gideon Fagan
Adolf Paul
Gustavus Vasa.

from a Northern cathedral
An Act of Adoration
Versicles and Responses
Psalm lxviii
First Lesson: Joel ii, 28-32 Te Deum (Stanford in C)
Second Lesson: Romans viii, 1 and 2, 9-17 Jubilate
Creed and Collects
Spirit of Mercy (A. and M. 155 ;
E.H. 631 ; S.P. 184)
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
(A. and M. 281 ; E.H. 426 ; S.P. 555 ; C.H. 563)
Address by the Bishop of Sheffield
Thy hand, 0 God, has guided
(A. and M. 604 ; E.H. 545 C.H. 215)

The Kingdom
Part 4-' The sign of healing '
At the Beautiful Gate: The arrest
Part 5—'The upper room '
In fellowship: The breaking of bread: The prayers
The Blessed Virgin, Noel Eadie
Mary Magdalene , Mary Jarred
St. John, Parry Jones (tenor)
St. Peter, Roy Henderson (baritone)
Prelude and Angel's farewell (The
Dream of Gerontius)
(Contralto solo, Mary Jarred)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Orchestra (Section A)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult


Noel Eadie
Mary Magdalene
Parry Jones
Roy Henderson
Leslie Woodgate
Paul Beard
Sir Adrian Boult

Medical mission work by W; J. Stuart , M.B., F.R.C.S.E., President of the Edinburgh Medical
Missionary Society
The missionary talk this afternoon is of special significance, for it is given to commemorate the hundred years of work carried out by the Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society. The talk will deal generally with the Christian method of medical missions and its achievement in the missionary effort of Christendom, with illustrations of the training, hospital, and evangelical aspects of the Edinburgh Medical Mission Society work. W. J. Stuart is himself an eminent Edinburgh surgeon.


J. Stuart
J. Stuart

Beethoven's Piano Sonata in A flat,
Op. 110
Beethoven's Sonata in A flat, Op. 110, was composed during the years 1820-21. According to Vincent d'Indy, this work and the String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132, which was written four years later, both express the tragic mental condition of the composer during the last period of his life.
The A flat Sonata is the only work of its kind of Beethoven's last period which bears no dedication. ' Only to himself ', says Vincent d'Indy, ' could Beethoven dedicate this musical expression of a convulsion in his own life.'
Irene Scharrer first studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Tobias Matthay and made her debut as a soloist at St. James's Hall in 1901. Like many other British artists, she came to the forefront during the last war, when she was continually to be heard in London and the provinces playing with all the leading orchestras.


Irene Scharrer
Tobias Matthay

Violin Sonata in A played by Arthur Catterall and R. J. Forbes
Arthur Catterall has appeared as soloist with most of the leading conductors of the day, playing practically all the concertos in the violinist's repertoire. He resigned his leadership of the BBC Symphony Orchestra some four years ago to devote his time to teaching and solo work.
R. J. Forbes , equally well known as pianist and conductor, is Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music He has been heard many times on the air, chiefly with Henry Hoist in sonata recitals.


Played By:
Arthur Catterall
Played By:
R. J. Forbes
Arthur Catterall
R. J. Forbes
Henry Hoist

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