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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 18 December 2005
Working out salvation

Sir Mark Tully considers different understandings of salvation.

Music 1: Drop down, ye heavens, from above words and music, Officia Propria, Paris (1673), translation unknown. From the CD An Advent Procession with Carols from King's. Performed by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge , Philip Ledger and Adrian Partington. Released on EMI Classics. Catalogue number: CDM 5662432. Track 4.

Reading 1: His Saviour's Words, Going to the Cross  by Robert Herrick. From the poetry anthology New Oxford Book of Christian Verse. Published by Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0192804863. Page 72.

Music 2: Listen to the lambs composed by R. Nathaniel Dett. From the CD 'Steal Away - Spirituals and Gospel Songs. Performed by Paul Weekes, the London Adventist Chorale and conducted by Ken Burton. Released on EMI Classics. Catalogue number: CDZ5697072. Track 14.

Music 3: Long, long ago composed by Herbert Howells. From the CD Make We Joy. Performed by the Choir of the Chapels Royal, HM Tower of London , Stephen Tilton and Colm Carey. Published by Novello & Co. Ltd. Released on Quilisma. Catalogue number: QUIL404. Track 21.

Reading 2: Extract from A Faith Worth Believing: Finding New Life Beyond the Rules of Religion by Tom Stella. Published by HarperSanFrancisco. ISBN: 006075057X. Pages 182 - 183.

Music 4: Salva Nos music and words from 13 th Century, arranged by Blake. From the CD Mediaeval Baebes: Salva Nos. Performed by Mediaeval Baebes. Released on Venture. Catalogue number: CDVE935. Track 11 .

Reading 3: Extract from Doubts and Loves by Richard Holloway. Published by Canongate Books Ltd. ISBN: 1841952915 . Pages 121 - 122.

Music 5: Caoineadh Na dtrí Mhuire (Lament at Calvary )  Traditional, arranged by Iarla Ó Lionáird. From the CD 'Iarla Ó Lionáird: The Seven Steps to Mercy'. Performed by Iarla Ó Lionáird, Michael Brook and Mark Summer. Published by WOMAD Music Ltd/ EMI Virgin Ltd/ copyright control. Released on Realworld. Catalogue number: CDRW67. Track 3.

Reading 4: The Journey by Mary Oliver. From her poetry collection New and Selected Poems. Published by Beacon Press. ISBN: 0807068772.

Music 6: The Lord is my light and salvation(Anon.). From the CD Russian Chant for Vespers. Performed by the Novospassky Monastery Choir. Released on Naxos . Catalogue number: 8553123. Track 9.

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