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Dark Sanctuary

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 28 June 2009

Fergal Keane explores the physical and fairytale world created by the forest.

  • Something Understood: Dark Sanctuary

    This programme is presented by Fergal Keane, and the readers are Liza Sadovy and Simon Wolfe.

  • Music

    ‘Down Yon Forest’ performed by Andreas Scholl and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Available on the CD Wayfaring Stranger: Folksongs released by Decca.

    ‘Call of the Forest’ performed by Baka Beyond. Available on the album Rhythm Tree, released by March Hare Music.

    ‘The Tiger’ composed by John Tavener and performed by the Sixteen. Available on the album Two Hymns to the Mother of God released by Collins Classics.

    ‘Gortoz a Ran’ performed by Denez Prigent. Available on the album Black Hawk Down Original Soundtrack released by Universal.

    ‘Woods’ performed by Bon Iver. Available on the album Blood Bank released by Jagjaguwar.

    ‘Gretel! Ich weiss den Weg nicht mehr!’ composed by Englebert Humperdinck and performed by Staatskapelle Dresden. Available on the album Hansel and Gretel, released by Phillips.

    ‘In the Forest’ performed by Van Morrison. Available on the album Too Long in Exile, released by Polydor.

    ‘Nocturne’ composed by Mendelssohn and performed by the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Available on the album A Midsummer Night’s Dream, released by RCA.

  • Readings

    ‘As You Like It’ written by William Shakespeare

    ‘The Song of Hiawatha’ written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Edited by Daniel Aaron and published by Everyman.

    ‘The Tiger’ written by William Blake

    ‘Movements in European History’ written by D.H. Lawrence. Published by Oxford University Press.

    ‘What Shall We Do For Timber’ Anon (18th Century)

    ‘A Walk in the Woods’ written by Bill Bryson and published by Black Swan.

    ‘A Dream Pang’ written by Robert Frost

    ‘Lights Out’ written by Edward Thomas. Published by Faber and Faber.


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