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 16 July 2006
Compassion was presented by Mark Tully
The readers were Colin McFarlane, Siobhan Redmond and Frank Stirling.
Music 1: Microcosmos from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Microcosmos Music composed by Bruno Coulais. Track 1 on the label Travelling. KI028 (1)
An extract from Judge Not According To The Appearance by Christina Rossetti. Published by Everyman on Orion.
Music 2: The Augengeich Disaster by Dick Gaughan. From the CD Gaughan. Track 6 on the label Topic TSCD384 (1)
An extract from The Metamorphosis of Plants by Johann Von Goethe.
Music 3: Butterfly, Number 1 from Opus 43 by Edward Grieg. It is from the album Lyric Pieces. Track 17. The CD is on the label BIS CD104 (1)
Music 4: Andantino from the Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber. Composed by Paul Hindemith. From the CD Mathis der Maler, Nobilissima Visione, etc Track 9. The label is TELARC CD80195 (1).Performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
An extract from The Creation of the World by Ovid, translated by Sir Samuel Garth, John Dryden et al.
An extract from Metamorphosis by Charles Bukowski published by Harper Collins.
Music 5: Mythical Kings and Iguanas by Dory Previn. Track 1. on BGO Records. BGOCD383.
Reading 5: Putting In The Seed by Robert Frost from The Thunder Mutters: 101 Poems for the Planet, edited by Alice Oswald and published by Faber.
Music 6: The Waltz of the Cornflowers and Poppies by Alexander Glazunov. From the CD The Seasons, etc on DECCA 4303482 (1).