Die jodelnden Schildwachen
(Fantastic March for orchestra) played by the City of Berne Orchestra
Conducted by Christoph Leitz
(Recording made available by courtesy of Schweizerische Rundspruch Gesellschaft)
Heinrich Sutermeister, who was born near Zurich in 1910, studied at Basle Conservatoire and later in Munich under Pfitzner. His Fantastic March for orchestra, ' The Yodelling Sentries,' takes its inspiration from a ballad of the same name by the Swiss writer Carl Spitteler, who lived from 1845 to 1924. It tells how a certain army major posted three sentries outside a powder magazine. Later he heard a distant sound of yodelling and realising it was the sentries he rode off and demanded an explanation; they said they were yodelling for joy at serving their country. The major reprimanded them but was later heard to express his admiration for an army in which soldiers could rejoice in doing their duty. Deryck Cooke
An illustrated talk by Imogen Hoist on her father's operas
She speaks in particular about The Perfect Fool and At the Boar's Head, which are to be broadcast tomorrow evening in the Third Programme
See also tonight at 9.36
The Liberal Tradition by Charles Raven ,
Emeritus Professor of Divinity in the University of Cambridge
Noserious theologian doubts the immense comribution liberalism made to theology in the nineteenth century. It was the liberal tradition thac enabled religion to meet the challenge of science without evading the issue. But there are many who believe that this tradition belongs to the past and is now dying. Canon Raven, who has all his life beeu a liberal theologian in the English rather than in the Continental sense of that term, speaks about the permanent contribution of the liberal tradition to theology He believes that the liberals of twenty-five years ago asked questions no Christian can properly evade. He gives some account cf liberalism today and indicates the direction in which its influence is likely to grow.
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