S.D. from Manchester
THE NORTHERN WIRELESS
Leader, John Bridge
Conducted by T. H. MORRISON
by EGON PETRI
Aria with 30 Variations (' The Goldberg ')
Bach, Concert arrangement by Busoni
Jehu and Jezebel
IT is difficult for us in these days to reconcile
Jehu's treatment of the house of Ahab with the fact that he was ' the Lord's Anointed.' But to the Jews of that time Jehovah was indeed a ' jealous God.'
The story is perhaps the most barbaric, and at the samo time the most dramatic, in the Old Testament.
Jehu was first and foremost a mighty man of valour,' and it was on this account that he was chosen of God to be King. The reigning houses of both Israel and Judah had become so decadent that their total extermination was the only way to give the people a chance to reform.
This, then, was Jehu's mission, and he carried it out to the bitter end, leaving terror in his train.
Jezebel, the greatest power for evil in the land, was a King's daughter. She alone was not afraid of this upstart Jehu. Her taunt, Had Zimri peace who slew his master? ' was in the nature of a challenge.
For Zimri, after slaying Elah the King, was himself deposed by Omri after a reign of seven days, and had burnt himself to death in his palace.
Jehu recognized in her a worthy enemy, for he would have her buried as befitted a princess. Her downfall was made the more impressive and complete by the fact that her body was devoured by the pariah dogs that haunted Jezreel, so that they shall not say, This is
From St. Ann's Church
S.B. from Manchester
'LOBE DEN HERRN, MEINE SEELE !
BELLA BAILLIE (Soprano)
CONSTANCE FELPTS (Contralto)
ARTHUR WILKES (Tenor)
REGINALD WHITEHEAD (Bass) THE ST. ANN'S CHURCH CHOIR
THE NORTHERN WIRELESS ORCHESTRA.
Conducted by T. H. MORRISON
GEORGE PRITOHARD at the Organ
From St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Hymn, ' Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost '; Confession and Thanksgiving; Psalm 23; Lesson, I Corinthians xiii; Magnificat; Prayers; Hymn, ' Love Divine, all loves excelling '; Address, Rev. C. H. S. Matthews (Vicar, St. Peter's-in-Thanet); Hymn, ' The King of Love '; Blessing
(For 8.45 to 10.30 Programmes see opposite page.)
Appeal on behalf of the London Fever Hospital by Lord EBURY, President of the Hospital.
HOSPITAL appeals are many, but the one that will be broadcast tonight has two peculiarities that distinguish it from the rest. The hospital for which it is being made is the only voluntary fever hospital in London, and this is the first general appeal that it has made for 126 years. The most pressing need is for a new Central Isolation Building, and for this purpose, and for the renovation of several wards and repairing the fabric of the main building, a sum of E50,000 must bo raised.
Contributions should be sent to Lord Ebury at I, Howick Place, S.W.I, or to [address removed].
The Virtuoso String Quartet
Marjorie Hayward (1st Violin); Edwin Virgo (2nd Violin); Raymond Jeremy (Viola); Cedric Sharpe (Violoncello)
The first of Tchaikovsky's String Quartets begins with a figure on all the strings together, which makes its effect rather by an unaccustomed halting syncopation in the rhythm than by any actual melody. The material which is used as the second subject is also more a matter of rhythm than of tune, running about in busy semiquavers.
The slow movement, well known in many arrangements, is practically a solo for first violin throughout. It has two melodies, the one with which the movement opens in a rhythm interchanging between three in the bar and two in the bar, and another which follows on it very naturally and easily, above a reiterated figure which the violoncello plays in plucked notes.
The Scherzo is lively and vigorous, and again, as at the beginning of the first movement, syncopation makes a striking effect. In spite of its energy, the minor mood lends it a hint of melancholy, which disappears in the vivacious Trio, in major.
The chief tune of the last movement begins at the outset. Another theme, in detached notes, has a loss important share in the movement, and at the end it is the first which, in a still more vivacious form, rounds the movement off brilliantly.
In the form of Handel's 'Samson' - which is now usually performed, the tale begins after he has been blinded and when ho is a prisoner in chains. This air, eloquent of his grief at the loss of sight, comes quite near the beginning. Sir Walford Davies, in one of his talks to the ordinary listener, pointed out the impressive effect of the interval of the fourth at the words, 'No sun, no moon,' followed by the drop of a fifth where Samson mourns 'All dark.' The opening words are sung without accompaniment, and throughout, the air is impressive by its very simplicity.
(A multitude of listeners await and appreciate the Sunday evening Epilogue. Many of them have asked The Radio Times to print details of this in advance. Others have written saying that, for them, one of the joys of this final Sunday message is its element of unexpectedness. Therefore, in order to satisfy these opposite points of view, it has been decided to disclose details of the Epilogue each week in The Radio Times, but those who wish to find them will have to turn to a later page of the paper. Those who like this Sunday evening event to come as a surprise will not find these details thrust before them in our Sunday programmes. It is hoped that this compromise will satisfy all lovers of this popular weekly event. For details of this week's Epilogue see page 353.)
(Daventry only) S.B.from Cardiff