Each week the programme examines some of the larger questions of life, taking a spiritual theme and exploring it through music, prose and poetry.
Programme details: Sunday 12 November 2006
Presented by Mike Wooldridge. The readers were Emily Raymond and David Westhead
The programme included an interview with the Right Rev. Orlando Santos de Oliveira, Anglican Bishop of Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Music 1: ‘Streets of Philadelphia’ by Bruce Springsteen. From the album ‘Philadelphia: Original Motion Soundtrack’. Performed by Bruce Springsteen. Published by Bruce Springsteen. Track 1. Released on Epic. Catalogue number: EPIC 4749982.
Reading 1: ‘How the City Lost Its Colour’ by Moniza Alvi. From her collection ‘How the Stone Found Its Voice’. Published by Bloodaxe Books. Page 12.
Music 2: ‘Politic Amagni’ written by Samou Bagayoko, Manu Chao, Ousmane Cisse and Tiemoko Traore. From the album ‘Dimanche a Bamako’. Performed by Amadou & Mariam. Released on Nonesuch. Track 13. Catalogue number: 79912.
Reading 2: An extract from Dr Rowan Williams’ Introduction to ‘Faithful Cities: A Call for Celebration, Vision and Justice’ by the Commission on Urban Life and Faith. Published by Church House Publishing and Methodist Publishing House. ISBN: 185852315X.
Music 3: ‘Le Rai C’est Chic’ by Cheb Mami. From the album ‘Dellali’. Performed by Cheb Mami, Sting and Nile Rodgers. Released on Virgin. Track 1. Catalogue number: CDVIR147.
Reading 3: ’Vigil for Peace: Brixton 1981’ by Tony Lucas. From the anthology ‘New Christian Poetry’. Published by Collins. Pages 81-82.
Music 4: ‘Morte Ze Pequeno’ composed by Antonio Pinto and Ed Cortes. From the album ‘City of God Soundtrack’. Released on Milan. Track 13. Catalogue number: 5046630835.
Reading 4: ‘Communion in Calcutta’ by Alan Horner. From his anthology ‘A Picture with the Paint Still Wet’ published by Revaph Publications. ISBN: 0955190703. Page 24.
Music 5: ‘Khajuraho’ by Indian Ocean. From their album ‘Kandisa’. Released on Times Music. Track 5.
Reading 5: An extract from ‘The Phoenix Affirmations: A New Vision for the Future of Christianity’ by Eric Elnes. Published by Jossey Bass Wiley. ISBN: 0787985783. Pages xxii – xxiii.
Music 6: ‘Oh, what a beautiful city’ – Traditional, arranged by Eurydice Osterman. From the album ‘Deep River’. Performed by Monica Nicholls, The London Adventist Chorale and conducted by Ken Burton. Published by Eurydice Music. Released on Paradism. Track 1. Catalogue number: PDSCD1.
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