Music 1: ‘Heaven on Earth’, by The Platters. Available on the album Only You. Released by Drive Records.
Music 2: ‘Faire is the Heaven’ composed by William Harris and performed by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Available on the album English Anthems. Released on EMI Classics.
Music 3: ‘Purgatoire – Magnificat’, from A Symphony to Dante’s “Divina Commedia” available on the album Dante Symphonie. Composed by Franz Liszt, performed by Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Released by Editions Costallat 1986.
Music 4: ‘What a Wonderful World’, by Louis Armstrong. Available on the album Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? Released on Polygram Records.
Music 5: ‘Heaven’s Here on Earth’ composed and performed by Tracy Chapman. Available on the album New Beginning. Released on Elektra Entertainment Group.
Reading 1: ‘The True Paradise’ by James Elroy Flecker, available in Selected Poem of James Elroy Flecker, published by Rowan Books.
Reading 2: ‘The Circling Year’ by Ronald Blythe. Published by Canterbury Press.
Reading 3: ‘Francis Jammes: A prayer to go to Paradise with the Donkeys’ by Richard Wilbur from the book Eight Modern American Poets, published by Harrap.
Reading 4: ‘Yes to the Earth’ by Sibilla Aleramo. Translated by Ivo Mosley. From the book Earth Poems: Poems From Around the World to Honour the Earth. Published by Harper San Francisco.
Reading 5: “A Paradise Built in Hell” by Rebecca Solnit. Published by Viking.