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Sundays 06:05-06:35
Rpt: Sunday 23:30-24:00
Each week the programme examines some of the larger questions of life by taking a spiritual theme and exploring it through music, prose and poetry.
Programme details:  Sunday 30 October 2005
"The Barbarians" is presented by Sir Mark Tully.

Music 1: "Boadicea" written by Enya. From the CD 'Enya: The Celts'. Performed by Enya, Arty McGlynn, Liam O' Flionn and Patrick Halling. Published by EMI Songs Ltd. Released on WEA. Catalogue number: 4509911672. Track 12.

Reading 1: "Waiting for the Barbarians" by C. P. Cavafy. Translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. From the poetry anthology 'Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times', edited by Neil Astley. Published by Bloodaxe Books. ISBN: 1852245883. Pages 339 - 340.

Music 2: "The Eve of the War" composed by Jeff Wayne. From the CD 'Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds'. Performed by Richard Burton, Chris Spedding, Jo Partridge, Herbie Flowers, Barry Morgan, Barry De Souza, Roy Jones, Ray Cooper, Ken 'Prof' Freeman, Paul Hart and George Fenton. Published by Jeff Wayne Music (Publishing) Ltd and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Ltd. Released on Columbia. Catalogue number: DPCD96000. CD 1, track 1.

Reading 2: Extract from "A degradation not fit for human beings" by Rabindranath Tagore. From the anthology 'The Penguin Book of Twentieth Century Protest', edited by Brian MacArthur. Published by Penguin. ISBN: 0140258906. Pages 76 - 77.

Music 3: "Ode D'ibn Arabi" composed by Amina Alaoui. From the CD 'Alcantara'. Performed by Amina Alaoui, Henri Agnel and Bijan Chemirani. Released on Ethnic. Catalogue number: B6872. Track 1.

Reading 3: Extract from "Scenes of War and Freedom: A Short Essay" by Edward Bond. From the book 'Edward Bond: Plays: Vol 3'. Published by Methuen Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 0413338908. Pages 293 - 294.

Music 4: "Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60 - 'The Leningrad'" composed by Dmitri Shostakovich. From the CD 'Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7'. Performed by the Scottish National Orchestra and conducted by Neeme Järvi. Released on Chandos. Catalogue number: CHAN8623. Track 1.

Music 5: "Side Streets" written by Cracknell, Stanley and Wiggs. From the CD single 'Saint Etienne: Side Streets'. Performed by Saint Etienne. Published by Warner Chappell/ Warner Chappell/Kojam. Released on Sanctuary. Catalogue number: SANXS378. Track 1.

Reading 4: "Shame" by Micheal O'Siadhail. From his poetry collection 'Poems 1975-95'. Published by Bloodaxe Books. ISBN: 1 85224495X. Page 196.

Reading 5: "The Persian Version" by Robert Graves. From his poetry collection 'Collected Works'. Published by Penguin. Page 407.

Music 6: "The march triumphal thunders" from 'Scene VI - Rome. The Triumphal Procession' from 'Caractacus' composed by Sir Edward Elgar. From the CD 'Elgar: Caractacus/Severn Suite'. Performed by the London Symphony Chorus, the London Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Richard Hickox. Released on Chandos. Catalogue number: CHAN91567. CD 2, track 6.
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