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EVELYN GIBB (soprano)
Borodin's Prince Igor ranks among the finest of operas on national subjects. The story has been called ' The King Arthur ' legend of Russia ; it is based on twelfth-century chronicles compiled by a monk, and it is difficult to know how far they are legend and how far real history. The overture begins with a slow movement, before the vigorous main theme makes its appearance. Its impetuosity gives way to a much quieter second tune, played first as a horn solo and though other tunes appear, notably on the basses, it is the first and its energetic rhythm which dominate most of the Overture.
Jan Blockx , a Belgian composer who died in 1912, was Director of Antwero Conservatoire. Outstanding among his compositions in all forms were his operas, two at least of which became widely known.


E. Godfrey Brown
Evelyn Gibb
Jan Blockx

From the Studio
Order of Service
Hymn, Jesus, the very thought of Thee
(A. and M. 178 ; I.C.H. 552)
Scripture Reading, Mark xi, 20-33
Anthem, 0 Saviour of the World (Goss) Address by the Rt.
Rev. Bishop S. L. CONNOR , President of the Irish District Moravian Conference
Hymn, Lead, kindly light (A. and M.
266 ; I.C.H. 583)
Lord's Prayer
Hymn, 0 Love that wilt not let me go
(A. and M. 699 ; I.C.H. 674)


Rev. Bishop S. L. Connor

2BE Belfast

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