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OROAN VOLUNTARY : Sonata' V (Mendelssohn)
GOD SAVE THE KING (Two verses)
Psalm 43, vv. 3-5 (metrical version),
0 send Thy light forth and Thy Truth
Paraphrase 30 (Hymnary 400), Come, let, us to the Lord our God (67. Lawrence)
Old Testament Lesson
Hymn. Thy way, not mine. 0 Lord
(Scottish Hymnal, 222 ; Hymnary, 533 ; Ancient and Modern, 265) (Leuchars)
New Testament Lesson Hymn. Nearer, my God, to Thoo (Scottish
Hymnal. 241 ; Hymnary, 475 ; Ancient and Modern, 277) (Nenlhorn)
Psalm 124 , Now
Israel may say (Old 124th)
The Lord's Prayer
Sermon by the Reverend
ARCHIBALD FLEMING , D.D. Paraphrase 63 (Hymnary, 483), Behold tho amazing gift of love (Glasgow)
Tho Blessing
Sevenfold Amen
Voluntary, Fugue in D (Bach)
The Lessons will be read by Lt.-Colonel
At the Organ, T. ARNOLD Fur. TON


Archibald Fleming
Sir Hugh Turnbull
T. Arnold Fur.

Regional Variations (2)

London Regional Programme

Regional Programme Midland

Sixth of the third season. Tonight at 9.5.
The B.B.C. Orchestra
(Section B) (Leader, Arthur Catterall)
Conducted by Pau Casals

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, for Strings Bach 1. Allegro moderato ; 2. Allegro Symphony No. 104 in D (London) ...... Haydn 1. Adagio, Allegro; 2. Andante ; 3. Menuetto : Allegro; 4. Allegro spititoso

'In general, Haydn did not set himself to write a symphony; except he felt himself in a good disposition for it.' It has been said that fine thoughts come from the heart; and the truth of this remark is the more observable, in proportion as the subject on which an author is employed is removed from the precision of the mathematical sciences. Tartini, before composing, read one of the soft sonnets of Petrarch. The bilious Atneri, who, in painting tyrants, has exhibited all the stern bitterness which preys upon them, was fond of listening to music before he sat down to his work. Haydn, like Buffon, thought it necessary to have his hair put in the same nice order as if he were going out, and dressed himself with a degree of magnificence. Frederick II had sent him a diamond ring : and Haydn confessed that, often, when he sat down to his piano, if he had forgotten to put on his ring, he could not summon a single idea. The paper on which he composed must be the finest and whitest possible, and he wrote with so much neatness and care that the best copyist could not have surpassed him in the regularity and clearness of his characters. It is true that his notes had such little heads and slender tails that he used, very properly, to call them his flies' legs.
After these mechanical precautions Haydn commenced his work, by noting down his principal idea, his theme, and choosing the keys through which he wished to make it pass His exquisite feeling gave him a perfect knowledge of the greater or less degree of effect, which one chord produces in succeeding another ; and he afterwards imagined a little romance which might furnish him with musical sentiments and colours From these little romances, were taken the names by which our composer sometimes designated his symphonies. A number has no meaning ; a title, such as ' The Shipwreck,' ' The Wedding,' guides, in some degree, the imagination of the auditor, which cannot be awakened too soon.' (From the French of L.A.C. Bombet (Stendhal) : London, 1817)

Symphony No. 4 in E minor Brahms 1. Allegro non troppo; 2. Andante moderato; 3. Allegro giocoso ; 4. Allegro energico e passionato (Tema con Variazioni)

(An article on the Fourth Symphony of Brahms appears on page 590)

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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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