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Symphony No. 8, in E flat
See foot of page
Part 1
Hymnus: Veni, Creator Spiritus


Unknown: Creator Spiritus

: Eighteenth-Century Poetry

The Poems of John Newton
Selected, introduced, and read by Donald Davie Lecturer in English in the University of Cambridge
Third of a group of four talks


Reader: Donald Davie


Symphony No. 8, in E flat
Closing scene from
Goethe's Faust '


Magna Peccatrix: Joyce Barker
Una Poenitentium: Agnes Giebel
Mater Gloriosa: Beryl Hatt
Mulier Samaritana: Kerstin Meyer
Maria Aegyptiaca: Helen Watts
Doctor Marianus: Kenneth Neate
Pater Ecstaticus: Alfred Orda
Pater Profundus: Arnold van Mill


by Sir William Hayter
Warden of New College, Oxford, and British Ambassador in Moscow 1953-67 Sir William Hayter talks about the conduct of relations with foreign countries by the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its representatives abroad. He assesses the strength and weakness of Soviet diplomacy and argues the importance of .not over-rating it.


Unknown: Sir William Hayter
Talks: Sir William Hayter


James Gibb (piano)
René Soames (tenor)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)
Five Inventions, Op. 14, for piano The Palatine Coast, Op. 21:
Mother Shipton 's wooing; Lunar attraction; May Day carol
Piano Sonata, Op. 25


Piano: James Gibb
Tenor: René Soames
Piano: Clifton Helliwell
Unknown: Mother Shipton

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