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(From the Birmingham Studio)
Conducted by Canon E.L. COCHRANE , M.A., of Yardley Old Church, Birmingham
Order of Service :
Hymn, ' My God, how wonderful Thou art
(English Hymnal, No. 441)
Psalm 24
Lesson : St. John xvi, 23-33
Hymn, ' 0 Christ, our hope, our heart's desire'
(English Hymnal, No. 144)
Hymn, ' The Head that once was crowned with thorns' (English Hymnal, No. 147)


Conducted By:
Canon E.L. Cochrane

(From Birmingham)
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
DENNis NOBLE (Baritone)
ARNOLD TROWELL (Violoncello)
A LTHOUGH Haydn wrote six Violoncello Concertos, only one is at all well known, so that broadly speaking, this is the Violoncellists' one concerto by any of the great classical masters. It is full of Haydn's fresh wholesome melody and his joyous sense of youthful good spirits.
It begins with a full-sized orchestral prelude in which we hear both the main tunes of the first movement before the solo instrument has them. Similar in their sense of fresh gaiety, they are easily distinguished one from the other, and the whole movement is clear and straightforward.
The slow movement begins at once with a beautiful simple tune played by the soloist, and there is afterwards a new tune in the key of C
The last movement is in form a Rondo. It begins with the principal tune, one which suggest, as many of Haydns and Mozart's tunes do, a merry old English folk song. Listeners might even find themselves humming the words ' Here we go gathering nuts in May.'


Frank Cantell
Conducted By:
Joseph Lewis
Conducted By:
Dennis Noble
Arnold Trowell

ONE of the set of Symphonies which Haydn wrote for Salomon's London concerts,
' The Military ' owes its name to the use in the orchestra of a rather larger array of the noisy instruments than was usual in Haydn's day. The big drum, cymbals, and triangle, are all energetically employed. There are the usual four movements, all perfectly clear and straightforward. The first has a slow Introduction before the light-hearted merriment of the quick section begins. The second is an air on which free variations are built up ; the third is a Minuet and Trio in the customary form, and the fourth is again bright and merry like the first.

5GB Daventry (Experimental)

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