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Conducted by Peter Montgomery
Muriel Childe (contralto)
The first Wand of Youth' Suite
(the second was written very much later) is composed of music which Elgar wrote in 1869 when he was only twelve years old, revised and scored for orchestra in his maturity. Originally he composed it for a children's play, no details of which are revealed in the score, though a few of the stage directions are preserved. It was first played at a Queen's Hall Symphony Concert conducted by Sir Henry Wood in December, 1907, and has ever since been one of the most popular of Elgar's lighter suites. The titles of the separate numbers are self-explanatory, the last two movements, Fairy Piper, and Fairies and Giants, giving the clue to the kind of play for which the music was first written.


Conducted By:
Peter Montgomery
Muriel Childe
Conducted By:
Sir Henry Wood

From The Studio
Order of Service
Hymn, Through all the changing scenes of life (I.C.H., 485)
Scripture Reading
Anthem, God is a Spirit (The Woman of Samaria) Sterndale Bennett
Address by the Rev. THOMAS Warwick , of Ballynahinch Congregational Church
Hymn, The King of Love my Shepherd is (I.C.H., 499)
Lord's Prayer
Hymn, 0 Strength and Stay (I.C.H.,


Sterndale Bennett
Rev. Thomas Warwick

2BE Belfast

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