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: Christmas Day EVENSONG

from King's College Chapel, Cambridge
Processional Carol: The First Nowell Sentence, Confession, and Absolution The Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses (W. Smith) Psplm 132
First Lesson: Isaiah 7, vv. 10-14 Magnificat (Stanford, in C)
Second Lesson: 1 John 4, vv. 7-end Nunc dimittis (Stanford, in C) Creed
Lesser Litany (W. Smith)
The Lord's Prayer (Robert Stones) Versicles and Responses (W. Smith) Collects
Anthem: From Messiah (Handel)
Pastoral Symphony: There were shepherds; And lo, the angel of the .Lord: And the angel said unto them; And suddenly there was with the angel; Glory to God; For unto us a Child is born
Prayers Carols:
Up. good Christen folk (words and setting, G. R. Woodward : tune, Piae Cantiones)
The Coventry Carol (words fifteenth century: tune. 1591)
Unto us is born a Son (words,
G. R. Woodward : tune, Piae Cantiones, arr. Geoffrey Shaw )
While shepherds watched their flocks
(E.H. 30)
Organist, Boris Ord


Unknown: G. R. Woodward
Unknown: G. R. Woodward
Unknown: Geoffrey Shaw
Organist: Boris Ord


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Part 1


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult


Talk by Ian Cox
Commander Cox has worked as a shoemaker, and done scientific research in palaeontology; he has been a trimmer, composing verse in the stokehold; he has sailed small boats in dangerous seas; he knows the waterfronts of most of the world's ports, and the sea itself from the Arctic to the islands of the tropics. His interests range from cooking to acoustics


Talk By: Ian Cox
Talk By: Commander Cox

: Robert Harris and Robert Farquharson in 'CHRIST'S COMET'

A play in three acts by Christopher Hassall
Produced by Felix Felton
Music composed and conducted by Leighton Lucas , with the Con Moto Choir. (Incorporating two songs written by the author for the original production at Canterbury)
The play begins in Trebizond in 4 B.C. and ends in Jerusalem in a.d. 30


Unknown: Christopher Hassall
Produced By: Felix Felton
Conducted By: Leighton Lucas
Artaban, King of Trebizond: Robert Harris
Melchior, King of Petra: Mark Dignam
Balthazar, King of Sheba: Dan Cunningham
Kaspar, an Intfian ruler: William Trent
Strabo, Geographer Royal to Artaban: Harcourt Williams
The muleteer: Reginald Beckwith
Captain of the muleteers: Francis de Wolff
Herod the Great, King of the Jews: Robert Farquharson
Achiabus, his Chamberlain: Frank Cochrane
Nicolaus of Damascus, Herod's biographer: Patrick Troughton
Physician attending Herod: Arthur Ridley
Blind man: Alexander Sarner
Young man: Laurence Payne
Robber: Philip Cunningham
Messenger: Andrew Faulds
Roman soldier: Richard Carr
Laila a housewife at Trebizond: Gladys Spencer
Angel of the Tree: Joseph O'Connor
Narrator: Ian Cooper


BBC Singers
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Winifred Davey and Eric Gritton (two pianos)


Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Conductor: Winifred Davey
Conductor: Eric Gritton

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