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'HIAWATHA'S WEDDING' and 'THE DEATH OF MINNEHAHA'

Part 1 and 2 of Longfellow's ' Scenes from the Song of Hiawatha ', set to music by'S. Coleridge-Taylor
Ruth Naylor (soprano)
Henry Wendon (tenor)
Henry Gill (baritone)
The Goldsmiths' Choral Union and the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Thomas Matthews
Conducted by Frederick Haggis
It was the appearance of the first part of Hiawatha, in 1898, which spread Coleridge-Taylor's fame all over the English-speaking world, and as it was the composer's first really important success, so it has remained the most popular of all his music.
In its vivid and yet simple rhythm, its fresh and natural melody, and the warmth of its orchestral treatment, the music is obviously ideally mated with Longfellow's poem. The ' Wedding Feast ' was first performed at a concert at the Royal College of Music, while Coleridge-Taylor was still a student, the second part, ' The Death of Minnehaha ', appearing a year later at a North Staffordshire Festival. ' Hiawatha's Departure ', which completes the trilogy, was first given by the Royal Choral Society in London in the' spring of 1900.
BBC Home Service Basic

Mendelssohn's ' ELIJAH '

Oratorio with words taken from the Old Testament. Noel Eadie (soprano) ; Gladys Ripley (contralto) ; Peter Pears (tenor) ; Roy Henderson (baritone). Goldsmiths' Choral Union. London Symphony Orchestra (leader, George Stratton ) : conductor, Frederick Haggis. From the Royal Albert Hall , London. Part 1
3.35 app. Interval, during which Steuart Wilson talks about Mendelssohn's ' Elijah '
BBC Home Service Basic

HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERTS

Jean Pougnet (violin). Roy Henderson (baritone). Gold- smiths' Choral Union (conductor. Frederick Haggis ). BBC Symphony Orchestra (leader, Paul Beard ): conductor, Sir Adrian Boult From the Royal Albert Hall, London
BBC Home Service Basic

EMPIRE DAY PAGEANT

at the Royal Albert Hall
Her Royal Highness
Princess Elizabeth broadcasts a message to the youth of the Empire
Music by the massed bands of the Brigade of Guards, directed by Captain G. H. Willcocks. M.B.E.,- members of the Goldsmiths' Choral Union: and the Goldsmiths' Symphony Orchestra: conductor, Frederick Haggis. Organist. Arnold Grier
The pageant is organised by the Empire Day Movement and the Sunday Empire News, and is arranged and directed by Colonel E. C. Heath. c.v.o., D.s.o., and Hugh Miller. Commentator, Wynford Vaughan Thomas
BBC Home Service Basic

HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERTS

Marie Wilson (violin). Margaret Godley , Margaret Rees (sopranos); Maude Baker , Margaret Rolfe (contraltos); William MacMillan , Emlyn Bebb (tenors); Stanley Riley , Leonard Hubbard (basses). Goldsmiths' Choral Union (conductor, Frederick Haggis ). BBC Symphony Orchestra (leader, Paul Beard ). Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Beethoven
Overture: Prometheus
7.7 app. Romance in G, for violin and orchestra
7.17 app. Symphony No. 9, in D minor (Choral)
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Third Programme

CHERUBINI

Mass in D minor
Margaret Rees (soprano) Marjorie Avis (soprano) Maude Baker (contralto)
Bradshaw MacMillan (tenor)
Emlyn Bebb (tenor) Stanley Riley (bass)
Goldsmiths' Choral Union
(Chorus-Master,
Frederick Haggis )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
BBC Home Service Basic

IENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERTS

Victoria Sladen (soprano)
Janet Howe (mezzo-soprano)
Frank Titterton (tenor)
David Lloyd (tenor)
Tom Williams (baritone)
George James (bass)
BBC Singers
(Chorus-Master* Leslie Woodgate )
Goldsmiths' Choral Union
(Conductor, Frederick Haggis )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Wagner
Excerpts from The Mastersingers:
Prelude and Chorale Hans Sachs's monologue and scene with Eva (Act 2)
Introduction, Act 3; Dialogue between
Hans . Sachs and David; Hans Sachs's monologue
Quintet; Entry of the Guilds; Dance of the Apprentices; Homage to Hans Sachs
Walter's Prize Song and Finale
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
BBC Home Service Basic

HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERTS

Joan Cross (soprano)
Constance Shacklock (contralto)
Frank Titterton (tenor) Alfred Hepworth (tenor) Tom Williams (baritone)
George James (bass)
BBC Singers
Goldsmiths' Choral Union (Conductor. Frederick Haggis )
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. George Stratton )
Conducted by Basil Cameron
Wagner
Excerpts from The Mastersingers:
Prelude (Act 1)
Hans Sachs 's Monologue and Scene with Eva (Act 2)
Introduction (Act 3); Dialogue between Sachs and David; Sachs's Monologue
Quintet: Entry of Guilds: Dance of Apprentices; Homage to Sachs
Walter's Prize Song, and Finale
From the Royal Albert Hall , London (Constance Shacklock and Tom Williams broadcast by arrangement with Covent Garden Opera Trust; George James , with the English Opera Group)
Third Programme

CHERUBINI

Mass in D minor
Margaret Rees (soprano) Marjorie Avis (soprano) Maude Baker (contralto)
Bradshaw MacMillan (tenor)
Emlyn Bebb (tenor) Stanley Riley (bass)
Goldsmiths' Choral Union
(Conductor, Frederick Haggis )
BBC. Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Third Programme

' ROMEO AND JULIET'

A dramatic symphony by Hector Berlioz
Muriel Gale (contralto)
Rene Soames (tenor)
Tom Williams (baritone) Goldsmiths' Choral Union
(Conductor, Frederick Haggis )
BBC Symphony Orchestra (Led by Thomas Peatfleld )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Part 1
Third Programme

A HISTORY IN SOUND OF EUROPEAN MUSIC

General editor, Gerald Abraham
46-English Church Music
1650-1750
Editor, Anthony Lewis
Ceinwen Rowlands (soprano) Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
Rene Soames (tenor)
Alexander Henderson (bass)
Cantata Section of the Goldsmiths' Choral Union
(Conductor. Frederick Haggis )
Ralph Downes (organ)
The New London Orchestra
(Leader Leonard Hirsch )
Conducted by Anthony Lewis Introduced by Alec Robertson
Third Programme

PURCELL

Te Deum
Ode on St. Cecilia's Day (1692)
Margaret Ritchie (soprano)
Ena Mitchell (soprano)
Marjorie Thomas (contralto) Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
George Rizza (counter-tenor)
Richard Lewis (tenor)
Bruce Boyce (baritone)
(Continued in next column)
Scott Joynt (bass)
Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
Margaret Cobb (organ)
Goldsmiths' Choral Union
Cantata Choir
(Conductor, Frederick Haggis )
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Maurice Clare )
Conducted by Boris Ord
Second of four concepts of music by Purcell , arranged under the direction of Anthony Lewis
Third Programme

Beethoven MASS IN C

Victoria Sladen (soprano)
Catherine Lawson (contralto)
John Kentish (tenor) George Pizzey (bass)
Goldsmiths' Choral Union (Conductor, Frederick Haggis ) BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Led by Thomas Peatfield )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
BBC Home Service Basic

HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERTS

Sylvia Fisher (soprano)
Mary Jarred (contralto)
William Herbert (tenor)
Norman Walker (bass)
Goldsmiths' Choral Union
(Conductor, Frederick Haggis )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
' Symphony with final chorus on Schiller's Ode to Joy ' is the full title of Beethoven's Ninth. The first movement begins mysteriously; the music seems to be conjured up out of the void, and when the chief theme makes its appearance its aspect is stem and uncompromising. There are wonderfully expressive passages, but the movement as a whole has a gaunt, sombre character. Vigorous and explosive is the Scherzo that follows, in which the drums play an important part. After it the Adagio falls on the ear like a benediction; its beauty and tenderness are not of this world. When it has died away there is a furious outburst on the part of the wind instruments and drums. The cellos and basses break in with an appeal, only to be met by another outburst. Leading ideas from the previous movements are then recalled, but the cellos and basses intervene again, and there steals in a fragment of the melody to which Schiller's Ode is set. This receives a welcome from the rest of the orchestra, and the tune is heard in full. But the joyful music is not allowed to continue for long; the Spirit that denies * vehemently makes its presence felt, for the last time. The bass soloist protests, singing ' Oh, friends, not these sounds; let us sing something more pleasant and joyful ': whereupon the Ode begins in earnest. Its exultant strains express a kind of divine intoxication; a feeling that comes now and again to most people (would that it came more often 1) that in spite of differences of class, race, and creed, all mankind are brothers plighted,' and over them * dwells a loving Father.'
Harold Rutland
Third Programme

CHORAL AND ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Joan Alexander (soprano)
Elsie Suddaby (soprano)
Kathleen Joyce (contralto)
John Kentish (tenor)
Gordon Clinton (baritone)
Goldsmiths' Choral Union
(Conductor. Frederick Haggis )
Eric Gritton (organ)
John Wills (harpsichord)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard)
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
(John Kentish broadcasts by permission of the Governors of Sadler's Wells)
Part 1
Third Programme

LISZT

The Legend of St. Elizabeth
Part 2 with Rena Edwards (soprano) Emerentia Scheepers (soprano)
Kathleen Joyce (contralto) (Continued in next column)
Goldsmiths Choral Union
(Conductor. Frederick Haggis )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Landgravine Sophie.
Dialogue between the Landgravine Sophie and the Seneschal Elizabeth's grief
Elizabeth's expulsion from the Wartburg
Storm of thunder and lightning
Elizabeth
Prayer
Dream of her childhood's home
Chorus of the poor: Charitable deeds of Elizabeth
Elizabeth's death
Chorus of angels
Solemn Interment of Elizabeth
Orchestral Interlude
Emperor Friedrich II of Hohenstauffen Mourning Chorus of the poor and of the people generally
Procession of Crusaders
Church choristers: Hungarian and German bishops
Last of twelve programmes of Liszt's music, devised by Humphrey Searle Cosmopolitan though he was, Liszt had a strong feeling for his native land of Hungary, and the story of Elizabeth, the patron saint of that country, made a special appeal to him. His oratorio was first performed, under his direction, at Budapest in 1865. Two years later it was given at the Wartburg on the occasion of the eight-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the castle. It was in the castle, in 1855, that Liszt saw the frescoes, depicting scenes in the life of the Saint, that provided the initial inspiration for the oratorio. Harold Rutland
Third Programme

LISZT

The Legend of St. Elizabeth
Part 1
(soprano)
(baritone) (bass) with Rena Edwards (soprano) and Kathleen Joyce (contralto)
Goldsmiths' Choral Union
(Conductor, Frederick Haggis )
Choir of East Ham
Grammar School for Girls
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestral Introduction
Arrival of the Child Elizabeth at the Wartburg
Welcome by the People and Landgrave
Hermann Salutation of the Hungarian Magnate Reply of Landgrave Hermann
First meeting of Ludwig and Elizabeth Children 's Chorus
Welcome of Chorus repeated
Landgrave Ludwig
Hunting Song: Through the Mist of the Valleys
Meeting of Ludwig and Elizabeth The Miracle of the Roses
Thanksgiving of Ludwig and Elizabeth. with Chorus
(Continued in next column)
The Crusaders
Chorus of Crusaders
Recitative of Landgrave Ludwig Parting of Ludwig and Elizabeth Chorus and March of the Crusaders
Tenth of a series of programmes devised by Humphrey Searle
Third Programme

MOZART

(Concert continued)
Ave Verum Corpus (K.'618)
Requiem Mass (K. 626)
Margaret Ritchie (soprano)
Gladys Ripley (contralto)
Peter Pears (tenor)
Richard Standen (bass)
Goldsmiths' Choral Union (Conductor, Frederick Haggis )
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, George Stratton ) Conductor, Josef Krips
(Josef Krips broadcasts by permission of Harold Holt, Ltd.)
Harold Rutland writes in this issue
Third Programme

CHORAL AND ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Arda Mandikian (soprano)
Parry Jones (tenor)
Roderick Jones (baritone)
Goldsmiths' Choral Union
(Chorus-Master. Frederick Haggis )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Part 1
Bizet's only symphony was composed in 1855, when he was seventeen. It Jay un-performed in the library of the Paris Conservatoire until Felix Weingartner conducted it in 1935. If slight in substance, it is nevertheless a happy work of considerable charm. A.J.
Third Programme

CHORAL AND ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Wolfgang Schneiderhan (violin)
Joan Sutherland (soprano)
Jeannette Sinclair (soprano)
Norma Procter (contralto)
Peter Pears (tenor)
Wilfred Brown (tenor)
Goldsmiths' Choral Union
(Conductor, Frederick Haggis )
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Granville Jones)
Conducted by Walter Goehr
From the Royal Festival Hall, London
Part 1
(first performance in this country)






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