MARJORIE HAYWARD (Violin)
THE WIRELESS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Leader, S. KNEALE KELLEY )
Conducted by Sir HENRY J. WOOD
THE twelve Concerti Grossi were composed in 1739 ; the Oratorios Saul and Israel in Egypt appeared in tho same year, Handel's fifty-fourth. Ho had scarcely recovered from an attack of paralysis which sent him, the year before, in search of health to Aix la Chappelle, but there is no hint in the bright freshness of these Concerti of any misfortune nor despondency.
With the seventh as solo exception, they are written for three solo instruments, accompanied by strings and basso continue, our English ' thorough Bass.' In Handel's day that was entrusted to a cembalo, the delicate-toned ancestor of the pianoforte, and when the works were performed under Handel's own direction, he generally conducted and played that part himself at the same time.
THE accompaniment here is the same as in Handel's Concert, Grossi. There are three movements, the first and last in brisk measure and with a real sense of happiness, the middle movement being in slow time and solemn mood.
A Recital of his own Music
Assisted by Tatiana Makushina
A Russian composer of German descent, Medtner began his career as solo pianist and for a time was Professor of Pianoforte at the Conservatoire in his native city of Moscow. For some years he has devoted himself entirely to composition, cultivating a strongly individual style which is none the less based on the classical models. His songs are notable largely for their interesting accompaniments. His partiality for the voice is shown in an unusual way in his Sonata-Vocalise, broadcast two years ago, in which the voice sings no words, but is merely used as one of the instruments. For the songs to be sung in Russian this afternoon, the composer has furnished synopses.
Deadly calm is spreading over the sea, and danger is anticipated by the sailor.
(b) Gluckliche Fahrt.
A ship's voyage has been hindered by fogs and absence of wind. Now a fair wind arises and the ship is swiftly moving towards welcome land.
A song of the elves, who come out in the woods at midnight to dance and sing merrily.
All things, everlastingly recurring, complete a circle. Then from all around springs joy and all are at one in peace with God.
(e) Life's Waggon.
Life is compared to a waggon, steadily driven by wise old Time. At dawn the passenger eagerly boards the waggon and urges the driver to make haste. At noon he loses courage and is shaken and fears the dangers of the road. But in the evening he is used to the trail and wearily continues the journey to the end, whilst Time spurs on his steed.
Two Fairy Tales:
The Russian Fairy Tate from Op. 42 A Minor, from Op. 34
Two Stimmungsbilder (Mood Pictures) from
In F Sharp Minor, No. 7 In A Minor, No. 8
' A ND then she thought she saw Christian her Husband in a place of Bliss among many immortals, with an Harp in his Hand, standing and playing upon it before one that sat on a Throne with a Rainbow about his Head. She saw also aa if ho bowed his Head with his Face to the pav'd work that was under the Prince's feet, saying I heartily thank my Lord and King for bringing of me into this place.'
'Du FRIEDEFURST, HERR JESU CHRIST'
(' 0 JESU CHRIST, THOU PRINCE OF PEACE ')
From St. Ann's Church, Manchester
S.B. from Manchester
GWLADYS NAISH (Soprano)
RISPAH GOODACRE (Contralto)
ARTHUR WILKES (Tenor)
REGINALD WHITEHEAD (Bass) The ST. ANN'S Church Choir
THE AUGMENTED NORTHERN WIRELESS
Conducted by T. H. MORRISON At the Organ, GEORGE PRITCHARD
(The words of the Cantata will be found on page 523)
From the Studio
Hymn, 'Eternal God whose changeless will'
(Congregational Hymn Book, 220)
Prayer of Invocation
Bible Reading and Selection from ' The Pilgrim's
Hymn, ' He that is down needs fear no fall' (Congregational Hymn Book, No. 201) (Bunyan) (Tune only)
Address by the Rev. C. BERNARD
COCKETT, Minister, Bunyan Meeting House, Bedford
Hymn, ' Who would true valour see' (Bunyan) (Congregational Hymn Book, No. 441)
Appeal on behalf of the Paddington Green Children's Hospital by Dr. REGINALD MILLER , Physician to the Hospital, and Chairman of tho Appeal Committee
TWENTY-FIVE years ago the Paddington Green Children's Hospital succeeded the old Children's Dispensary in Bell Street, Edgware Road. The present building was never intended to be the whole Hospital, and the Board of Management is now endeavouring to extend it. The land necessary for the extension has been bought, and £50,000 is now needed to build and equip the new wing.
Contributions should be sent to [address removed]
Relayed from the Park Lane Hotel
SILVIO SIDELI (Baritone)
'THE FOOLISH VIRGINS