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SOMETHING UNDERSTOOD
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SOMETHING UNDERSTOOD
Sundays 06:05-06:35
Rpt: Sunday 23:30-24:00
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 31 December 2006

I Got Rhythm

Presented by Piers Plowright. The reader was Emma Fielding.

READING 1
Last verse of A Prayer For My Daughter by W.B.Yeats [June 1919. From Michael Robartes and The Dancer 1921]

MUSIC 1
Gregorian Chant: Puer natus est nobis
– Cantate Domino canticum novum
Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of St Maurice & St Maur, Clervaux
Philips 432 506-2 CD 2 TR. 7

READING 2
Mr Bleaney by Philip Larkin
[Written in May 1955. First published in The Listener 8th September 1955. Published in The Whitsun Weddings February 1964.
P 81 in Collected Poems 2003, Edited by Anthony Thwaite]

SPEECH CLIP 1
Commander Drage from Nobody Stays in This House Long
(produced by Piers Plowright, winner of Prix Italia, 1983)
T42541, BBC R4, 11.2.83

MUSIC 2
Gavin Bryars: Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet
The Cockpit Ensemble cond. Bryars
Venture CDVE 938 TR. 2
Pub. Schott Music

SPEECH CLIP 2 and 3
Studs Terkel from The Last Touch
(produced by Alan Hall, copyright Falling Tree Productions Ltd)
Tx. Chicago Public Radio WBEZ, 28.2.06

MUSIC 3
JS Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV. 988 – opening Air
Angela Hewitt (piano)
Hyperion CDA 67305 TR. 1

READING 3
From D.H.Lawrences The Rainbow
[First Published 1915 by Methuen. Copyright the Estate of DHL, 1915.]
[P280 in the Penguin Edition]

MUSIC 4
JS Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV. 988 – closing air
Angela Hewitt (piano)
Hyperion CDA 67305 TR. 1

MUSIC 5
Bob Dylan: Nettie Moore (from Modern Times)
Columbia 82876 87606-2 tr. 8
Pub. Sony/BMG
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