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Presentation of the Ship's Bell of H.M.S. Canterbury
Order of Service
Benedictus (Mackenzie)
The Ship's Bell is borne in procession from the West Doors by a party of four Seamen of the Royal Navy, lately serving in H.M.S. Canterbury, during which time the Band will play ' Heart of Oak '
The First Lord of the Admiralty, the Rt. Honble. Sir BOLTON EYRES MONSELL, G.B.E., presents the Ship's Bell of H.M.S. Canterbury to the Dean of Canterbury as a gift to the Cathedral
On behalf of the Dean and Chapter, the Dean, The Very Rev. HEWLETT JOHNSON , D.D., accepts the Bell
When the Bell of the Cathedral sounds the hour of three, Admiral PERCY ROYDS , C.B., C.M.G., formerly commanding H.M.S. Canterbury, strikes six bells
Hymn, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God
Almighty (A. and M., 160)
Psalm cvii, v. 23-31, 33-35, 36-37,
42-43
Lesson, St. Mark iv, v. 35
Anthem, Crossing the Bar (Parry) Prayers
Hymn, Eternal Father, strong to save
(A. and M., 370)
The National Anthem
The Blessing
The String Band of H.M. ROYAL
MARINES, Chatham Division
(By kind permission of Brigadier R. H. Darwell,
G.H.E., D.S.O., A.D.C.)
Conducted by Captain P. S. G. O'DONNELL, M.V.O., Director of Music, Royal Marines
Relayed from Canterbury Cathedral

Contributors

Unknown:
Very Rev. Hewlett Johnson
Unknown:
Admiral Percy Royds

ALEC McGILL and GWEN VAUGHAN
The Cheerful Chatterers
TARRANT BAILEY Jnr.
Banjo Solos
LILY MORRIS
Comedienne
SUTHERLAND FELCE
The Joker
STAINLESS
STEPHEN Comedian
LAYTON and JOHNSTONE
THE B.B.C. THEATRE
ORCHESTRA
Directed by KNEALE KELLEY

Contributors

Unknown:
Gwen Vaughan
Unknown:
Sutherland Felce
Unknown:
Stephen Comedian
Directed By:
Kneale Kelley

THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section D)
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by Sir FREDERIC COWEN
Overture, The Butterflies' Ball
Orchestral Poem, A Fantasy of Life and Love
The Magic Goblet (The Luck of Edenhall)
(First Performance)
Graceful Dance (Old English Dances, Rustic Dance, First Set)
SIR FREDERIC COWEN 'S latest orchestral work, 'The Magic Goblet', is founded on Longfellow's poem called 'The Luck of Edenhall'. This was the name given to a crystal drinking glass, for on its preservation was supposed to hang the fate of the house and its inmates. According to the legend, it as the gift in bygone times of the Fountain Sprite who wrote on it: 'If this glass doth fall, Farewell then, O Luck of Edenhall'. In the poem, which the composer has sought to depict in music, the young lord of Edenhall is holding drunken revelry in the banqueting hall with his retainers. In a fit of recklessness, he proposes to try the truth of the Sprite's prophecy, and calls for the magic goblet.
His faithful old servant, loth to disobey, takes slowly the glass from its cloth, and in fear and trembling, brings it to his master. A mystic purple-light shines from it over all. Then says the young lord... 'Twas right a goblet the Fate should be of a joyous race like ours, so let us drink "Kling, Klang" to the Luck of Edenhall!' First it rings deep; then the roar of a torrent; then dies away in mutterings. But still unconvinced, he smashes the goblet and, even as it breaks, the foe rushes in, the place is set on fire, and the guests are overcome and slain. On the morrow the old servant, alone and unharmed, seeks the body of his master, who lies dead among the ruins, still holding in his hand the shattered remains of the fateful glass.

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurance Turner
Conducted By:
Sir Frederic Cowen
Unknown:
Sir Frederic Cowen

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