by Dr. A. C. Irvine, of Chogoria (Kenya).
S.B. from Edinburgh
Relayed from Star Street Congregational Church.
Hymn, 'Immortal, invisible God' (Worship Song, No.1)
Reading: Psalm 124
Hymn, 'Open now the gates of beauty' (W.S., No. 183)
Reading: 1st Corinthians i, verses 18-31
Hymn, 'Eternal Father, strong to save' (W.S., No. 753)
Prayer, Lord's Prayer chanted
Anthem, 'Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem' Maunder
Hymn, 'O God in Whom we live and move' (W.S., No. 273)
Sermon: Mr. Penry Thomas
Hymn, 'Lord of our life and God of our salvation' (W.S., No. 458)
The First Concert of the Season 1927-1928
Relayed from the Park Hall, Cardiff
Dorothy Silk (Soprano); Rispah Goodacre (Contralto); Francis Russell (Tenor); Harry Brindle (Baritone); The Society's Chorus; The Station Symphony Orchestra: Leader, Leonard Busfield
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
Where Messiah stands in the esteem of the musical public, Bach's Mass in B Minor stands in the esteem of musicians.
The Mass was written, and is always sung, to Latin words. It is not, however, a Roman Catholic Mass, or music of ritual, but a musical setting of language fundamental to all Christianity. It has five principal sections, known by the opening words of each: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus and Agnus Dei. Strictly speaking, there is no division into Part I and Part II, but in most performances a break is made after the Gloria, and 'Part II' begins with the Credo. Each of the main divisions contains several movements - Choruses, Solos or Duets.
The work, in the present performance, is slightly shortened.
Kyrie eleison (Lord, have mercy upon us).
Christe eleison (Christ, have mercy upon us). Duet, Soprano and Contralto.
Kyrie eleison (Lord, have mercy upon us). Chorus.
Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in terra pax hominibus bonae. voluntatis (Glory to God on high, and on earth peace to men of goodwill). Chorus.
Laudamus te. benedicamus te, adoramus te, glorificamus te (We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee, we glorify Thee). Soprano Solo.
Domine Deus, rex coelestis,
Deus Pater omnipotent (O Lord God, Heavenly King, God the Father Almighty). Domine Fili unigenite Jesu Christe altinsime (O Lord, the only begotten Son Jesus Christ most high). Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris (O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father). Duet, Soprano and Tenor.
Qui tollis peccata mundi (Thou that takest away the sins of the world). Chorus.
Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, miserere nobis
(Thou that sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy upon us). Contralto Solo.
Qnoniam tu solus sanctus (For Thou only art holy). Bass Solo.
Cum Sancto Spiritu, in gloria Dei Patris. Amen.
(With the Holy Ghost, in the Glory of God the Father. Amen.) Five-part Chorus.
Credo in unum Deum (I believe in one God).
Et in unum Dominum Jesum Christum (And in one Lord Jesus Christ). Soprano and Contralto Duet.
Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto (And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost). Five-part Chorus.
Crucifixus (And was crucified). Chorus.
Et resurrexit tertia die (And the third day He rose again). Five-part chorus.
Et in Spiritum Sanctum (And [I believe] in the Holy Ghost). Bass Solo.
Confiteor unum baptisma (I acknowledge one Baptism). Five-part Chorus.
Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus (Holy, holy, holy).
Osanna in excelsis (Hosanna in the highest).
Benedictus qui venit (Blessed is He that cometh).
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi (O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world). Contralto Solo.
Dona nobis pacem (Grant us [Thy] peace).