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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 18 February 2007

Basically Good? Basically Bad?

Presented by Mark Tully.

The readers were Emily Raymond, Andrew Sachs and Frank Stirling.

Reading 1: An article from the Guardian on 8th April 2006 by Theo Hobson. Called ‘Face to Faith’

Reading 2: ‘Calvinistic Evensong’ from the ‘Collected Poems’ by John Betjeman. Copyright by John Murray

Reading 3: Vesperal by Ernest Dowson. Found in a collection called ‘Minorities’ edited by TE Lawrence, published by Jonathan Cape

Reading 4: An extract from ‘The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley. Published by Flamingo

Reading 5: ‘Faith and Works’ by Muriel Spark. From her ‘Collected Poems’ published by Macmillan. The poem was reprinted in the Oxford Book of Short Poetry

Reading 6: Petr Kropotkin, Mutual Aid, 1902

Reading 7: Spirit and Flesh by Elizabeth Jennings. From ‘In the Meantime’ by Carcanet/ Page 63.

Music:

Music 1: ‘Misere Mei, deus’ by Gregorio Allegri. From the CD ‘Allegri Misere’ Performed by the Kings College Choir Cambridge. EMI CDC7470652

Music 2: ‘Give Me My Rapture’ by Van Morrison. From the album ‘Poetic Champions Compose’. MERCURY 8325852. Track 9.

Music 3: ‘Schulwerk’ by Carl Orff. From the CD ‘The best of Carl Orff’ Track 14. Compilation was published by BMG Conifer

Music 4: ‘One Foot in Eden still, I stand’ by Nicholas Maw. Taken from the CD ‘English Anthems’. Performed by the Choir of King’s College Cambridge. EMI DC7544182

Music 5:’Abraham, Martin and John’ by Marvin Gaye. From the album ‘The Love Songs’. Track4. MOTOWN 5454702

Music 6: ‘Sinfonia nazionale nel gusto di cinque di cinque nazioni’ by Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf. Track 12

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