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David Hope

David Hope

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First broadcast: Sun 11 Dec 2005

Former Archbishop of York

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the former Archbishop of York, David Hope. For a decade he was the second most important prelate in the Church of England but, earlier this year, he handed in his notice to return to life as a parish priest.

As a young boy growing up in Wakefield, it was his cousin Muriel who would take him along to the town's cathedral to worship - he was captivated by the ritual and atmosphere of the place and 35 years later he returned as its Bishop. A traditionalist himself, he opposed the ordination of women and believes the church should resist pressure to ordain practising homosexuals, but he fears that both issues will continue to divide Anglicans across the world for the rest of his lifetime. He says he has never been happier than he is as a parish priest - and that throughout his ministry, he has been someone who preferred people to paper.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 40 in G minor - 1st movement

Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner

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Corul Feroujarja

3.

Corul Feroujarja

O Ce Veste Minunate (O wonderful Tidings)

Johann Sebastian Bach

4.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Mass in B minor - Sanctus

Orchestra: Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra Conductor: Karl Richter

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Black Dyke Band

5.

Black Dyke Band

On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at

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Hamish MacCunn

6.

Hamish MacCunn

Land of the Mountain and the Flood

Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

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Felix Mendelssohn

7.

Felix Mendelssohn

Lift thine eyes (from Elijah)

Choir: Huddersfield Choral Society Orchestra: The Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Malcolm Sargent

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Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

8.

Castaway's favourite

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

Vespers

Orchestra: Berlin Radio Chorus and Orchestra Conductor: Robin Gritton

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10.

Book

Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

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Luxury item

A case of selected malt whiskies

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