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: Bach: The Passion according to St. John

Elizabeth Harwood (soprano)
Helen Watts (contralto)
Ernst Haefliger (tenor) (Evangelist)
Richard Lewis (tenor)
Ranken Bushby (baritone) (Pilate)
John Noble (baritone) (Peter)
John Shirley-Quirk (bass)
Richard Standen (bass)
David Ward (bass) (Jesus)
Leslie Fry (tenor) (Officer; servant)

Parry Danks (viola d'amore)
Rosemary Green (viola d'amore)
August Wenzinger (viola da gamba)
Alexander Kok (cello continuo)
Charles Spinks (chamber organ)
Alan Haverson (organ)
BBC Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz

From the Royal Festival Hall, London
Part 1


Soprano: Elizabeth Harwood
Contralto: Helen Watts
Tenor: Richard Lewis
Baritone: Ranken Bushby
Baritone: John Noble
Bass: John Shirley-Quirk
Bass: Richard Standen
Bass: David Ward
Tenor: Leslie Fry
Viola: Parry Danks
Viola: Rosemary Green
Unknown: August Wenzinge
Cello: Alexander Kok
Unknown: Charles Spinks
Unknown: Alan Haverson
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz


A story by F. Scott Fitzgerald Read by David Bauer
The man was old enough to know that he would look back to that time—the tranquil street and the pleasant weather and the mystery playing before the child's eyes, mystery which he had created, but whose lustre and texture he could never see or touch any more himself....


Story By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Read By: David Bauer


The Passion according to St. John
Part 2


A sequel to The Childhood by JESSIE KESSON with Lennox Milne as Mary Carron
This programme shows Mary^ Carron in the years beyond childhood when at the age of fifteen she was moved from the protection of the Orphanage first into a Working Girls Hostel ana then to a Mental Hospital. with Helena Gloag, Gwyneth Guthrie
Effle Morrison. Bryden Murdoch
Jean Taylor Smith, Gudrun ure and Mary Walton
Production by DAVID THOMSON
Recorded in the BBC Scottish studios To be repeated on March 13


Unknown: Jessie Kesson
Unknown: Lennox Milne
Production By: David Thomson

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