THE LONDON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. (Leader, SAMUEL KUTCHER ). Conducted by ANTHONY BERNARD
KATHERINE ARKANDY (Soprano)
THERE are four Movements in this Concerto ; first, a broadly sonorous Prelude ; then a Dirge, next a Pastorale and Rustic Dance, full of varied rhythms; and finally an elaborately-worked-out Fugue, one of the most exhilarating and enjoyable pieces of recent music.
Johoshaphat and the Prophets
II Chronicles xviii
FIVE years ago Dr. A. C. Irvine and his wife, of the Church of Scotland Mission in East
Africa, began pioneor work among the 25,000 people who inhabit the wooded slopes of Mt. Kenya, on the Equator. With Chogoria as their centre, they have since been carrying on, almost single-handed, a wonderful medical, industrial, and evangelistic work among some of the most backward people of East Africa...
Relayed from the CITY TEMPLE
Order of Service t
Organ Voluntary by Mr. ALLAN BROWN
Hymn, ' 'Praise, my soul ' (Congregational
Hymnal, No. 0) (H. F. Lyte )
Hymn, ' Thy Kingdom come—on bended knee the passing ages pray ' (No. 575)
(F. L. Hosmcr )
Prayer by Dr. F. W. NORWOOD, Minister of the City Temple
Address by Mr. BASIL MATHEWS
Hymn, ' 'The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended ' (No. 610) (J. Ellerlon)
Threefold Amen and Vesper, ' God be in my head and in my understanding'
Organ Voluntary by Mr. ALLAN BROWN
THIS is in several ways a notable occasion.
St. Andrew s-tide is annually observed as a season of prayer for missions, and Mr. Basil Mathews, formerly editor of Outward Bound and author of such compelling books as ' The Clash of Colour,' is a speaker who will be particularly welcomed on this, the Sunday after St. Andrew's Day. He is now Secretary, at Geneva, of the Boys' Work Department of the World's Y.M.C.A. In addition, it is interesting to note that this is the first broadcast from the City Temple.
Combined Appeal on behalf of St. George's Home for Children of Officers ; the Caldicott Community, and Sir William Treloar's Home at Alton for Crippled Children, by Lady BETTY BALFOUR
THE three institutions for which Lady Betty Balfour is appealing tonight are all doing very necessary and very admirable work. The St. George's Home at Woking was started nearly seven years ago for the children of officers killed, wounded, or financially distressed owing to the war, who are unable to support their children at home, or to pay full school fees for them. The Caldicott Community is a public school in Hertfordshire for working-class boys and girls, and Sir William Treloar's Home at Alton treats tubercular crippled children, of whom over ninety per cent are cured.
Contributions should be sent to
THE WIRELESS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
PARRY JONES (Tenor); HANS BOTTERMUND
ORCHESTRA Overture to ' Tho Bartered Bride ' - Smetand
(Conducted by the Composer)
The Hungarian Psalm was written in 1923 for a festival concert held during the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of Buda and Pest as a single municipality.
The words are a treatment of the fifty-fifth Psalm (one setting of which is already familiar to most of us - Mendelssohn's Hear my Prayer.) To the psalm the sixteenth-century poet-preacher, Michael Veg , added commentaries, which the chorus sings, whilst David's lament is sung by the tenor soloist.
After a short orchestral introduction, 'rather slow and impassioned,' the choir begins to tell of the psalmist's sorrow because of tho defiance of foes and the betrayals of his friends. Then the soloist utters David's cry to God, ' Lord, in Thy mercy hear: 'I cry to Thee, do not forsake me..... Great is my danger, and I stand alone With two brief choral interludes of a few bars (in the second of which a choir of boys' voices is marked for optional use), the soloist goes on, in a paraphrased form of the psalm, to deplore the greed of men and their baseness towards one another; and these are not enemies, from whom lie could have expected wickedness, but his own friends. In an access of righteous anger, he begs ' May Thy hand smite them!' The chorus, at full power, now sings a short wordless passage upon a vowel-sound only, and then joins with the soloist in a prayer: 'Lord, I implore thee... let none oppress me, grant me protection, mercifully save me.'
There comes now a slow interlude, in which the Harp, Flute, and Clarinet are prominent, and the Strings are divided into a. great many parts.
Then the soloist takes up a now strain, with 'Now does new courage enter my sad soul, God will... drive away all care.'
The Choir enters: 'Lord God Almighty, stern is Thy justice. Thy wrath shall visit lawless transgressors.' The (optional) chorus of children's voices is again introduced at None but the righteous shall find salvation,' and an Organ part is added. After a climax at the description of the Lord's anger against those who defy Him, the work ends with a joyful section telling of the reward of him who has been tried and found worthy. Life everlasting will be his guerdon, and in Thy Kingdom on Thee will he rejoice.' The brief epilogue, for choir and lower Strings only, is sung to the words ' Thus spake King David, thus it is written, One of the faithful has now transcribed it. May it bring solace, strengthen all Christian hearts.'