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Regional Variations (4)

A Brass Band Concert

Regional Programme Northern

Midland Towns and Cities-IX

Regional Programme Midland

Daventry National Programme

Regional Programme Scotland

Conducted by S. KNEALE KELLEY


Conducted By:
S. Kneale Kelley
Dorothy Bennett

IF William Byrd had lived in a Catholic country instead 6f in Protestant England, it is certain ho would have written more Masses than three. It is true that the Mass was celebrated privately by wealthy Catholics. They could afford to pay heavy fines to the Crown, which was willing in return to overlook these illegal practices, but Byrd's clientèle was in consequence small, and Byrd was a musician with sound business instincts.
In listening to this Mass, it is possible to dismiss from the mind all reference to the century in which it was composed. The writing for tho voices, which is as beautiful as it is skilful, and the variety of colour in the music, obtained by the simplest of means, have made their irrosistible appeal in every age since Byrd's. The Angel's Greeting Mary and the Boatman Mary's Wandering
The Hunter A Prayer to Mary Mary Magdalene
In Praise of Mary
THESE songs, for a four-part un; accompanied chorus, are episodes taken from sacred legends of the life of the Virgin, and set in the manner of the oldGerman sacred choral songs. but, of course, with Brahms's own idiom. The two loveliest are held to bo ' Mary and the Boatman,' with its sound of bells heard across tho lake, and ' A Prayer to Mary.'


William Byrd

Regional Programme London

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Regional Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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