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 29 April 2007
Presented by Fergal Keane
The readers were Andrew Sachs and Kate McGoldrick.
Reading 1:'St Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians'. Chapter 13.New English Bible
Music 1: ‘When you are Old'. Composer: John Tavener. Artist: Patricia Rozario.To a Child Dancing in the Wind. Collins Classics.
Reading 2: 'William Shakespeare Sonnet 116'. Collected Works of Shakespeare and Life of the Poet.
University Books. Atlantis,
Music 2: ‘Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love)'. Composer: Cole Porter. Artist: Ella Fitzgerald. The Jazz Sides. Verve. (Polygram Records)
Reading 3: 'Pablo Neruda. A Song of Despair'. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda, translated by W.S. Merwin. Chronicle books
Music 3: ‘The Last Time I Saw Richard'. Artist: Joni Mitchell. Travelogue. Nonesuch
Reading 4: 'Captain Corelli’s Mandolin'. By Louis de Bernieres. Louis de Berniere. Minerva imprint
Music 4: ‘Beatrice et Benedict'. Composer: Hector Berlioz. Artist: Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor Sir Alexander Gibson. Berlioz, Five Overtures. Chandos Records
Reading 5: 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. By John Gray. Element imprint. Harper Collins
Music 5: ‘Checking it Out'. Van Morrison. Wavelength. Polydor
Reading 6: 'Who Called Love Conquering?' By Philip Larkin. Philip Larkin Collected Poems. Marvell Press
Music 6: ‘Porgi Amor'. Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Artist: Aulikki Rautawaara. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Bruno Walter. The Marriage of Figaro. Andante
Reading 7: 'Every Secret Thing'. By Gillian Slovo. Gillian Slovo 1997. Abacus imprint
Music 7: ‘Das Wiegenlied from the Sinfonia Domestica, Op 53'. Composer: Richard Strauss
Artist: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch. Live Suntory Hall, Tokyo: Sinfonia Domestica. Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche. Festliches Praeludium. EMI
Reading 8: 'The Prophet'. By Kahlil Gibran
Reading 9: 'To My Dear and Loving Husband'.By Anne Bradstreet