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 28 January 2007
Possessions & Limitations
Presented by Tom Robinson and the reader was Emma Fielding.
MUSIC 1: Ry Cooder and VM Bhatt: A Meeting By The River (from CD: A Meeting By The River)
and Water Lily Acoustics WLACS29CD tr. 1 pub. Tonopah & Tidewater Music/Pushpam Music
READING 1: Tom Hodgkinson How To Be Free chapter 10 Death to Shopping, or Fleeing the Prison of Consumer Desire, published by Hamish Hamilton
MUSIC 2: Berty Gordy: Money (That’s What I Want)
and Flying Lizards (from ‘More From the Wedding Singer – Soundtrack) Maverick 936246842 tr. 6, pub. Jobete Music Co.
READING 2: Jonathan Chapman: ‘Having and Being’ from Emotionally Durable Design, published by Earthscan
MUSIC 3: Rufus Wainwright: When, in disgrace with fortune by Rufus Wainwright & band (from CD: When Love Speaks) EMI CDC 557 321 2 tr. 9, pub. Rock and Roll Credit Card Music/Dreamworks Songs
READING 3: Michael Burn: ‘Mr Lyward’s Answer’, published by Hamish Hamilton (1956)
MUSIC 4: Olivier Messiaen: St Francis of Assisi – Fourth Tableau, Halle Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano DG 445 176 2 CD2 tr. 1 pub. Editions Musicales Alphonse Leduc
READING 4: Oscar Wilde: The Soul of Man Under Socialism, published by Penguin Classics
MUSIC 5: Philip Glass: Koyaanisqatsi – opening movement Albert DeRuiter (bass)/Western Wind Vocal Ensemble/Philip Glass Ensemble (from CD: Philip on Film) Nonesuch 7559 79660-2 CD 1 tr. 1, pub. Dunvagen Music Publishers
READING 5: Rabindranath Tagore: 'Sadhana': The Realisation of Life, published by Three Leaves Publishing
MUSIC 6: Maurice Greene: Lord let me know mine end. Christ Church Cathedral Choir conducted by Stephen Darlington (from CD: Taverner to Tavener) Nimbus NI 5328 tr. 8
READING 6: Mahatma Gandhi: The Mind of Mahatma Gandhi from The Gospel of Non-Possession, published by Jitendra T. Desai (1945)
MUSIC 7: Ry Cooder and VM Bhatt: A Meeting By The River (from CD: A Meeting By The River) Water Lily Acoustics WLACS29CD tr. 1 pub. Tonopah & Tidewater Music/Pushpam Music
READING 7: Jelaluddin Rumi: part of Divan 2015 from Words of Paradise (Selected Poems, trans. Raficq Abdulla), published by Frances Lincoln Publishers