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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 25 November 2007
Cantus Firmus

Today’s programme was presented by Mark Tully.

The readers were William Gaminara, Emily Raymond and Frank Stirling.

Readings:

Reading 1: An extract from ‘The Enduring Melody’ by Michael Mayne. Published by Darton Longmann 2006

Reading 2: ‘First Words’ by John O’Donohue. From ‘Conomara Blues’, published by Doubleday

Reading 3: Prayer’ by Carol Anne Duffy, published by Anvil Press

Reading 4: An extract from ‘The Language of Mystery’ by Edward Robinson Published by SCM Press

Reading 5: ‘The History of Truth’ by W. H. Auden. From ‘The Faber Book of Modern Verse’, published by Faber

Reading 6: An extract from ‘Apologia pro Vita Sua’ by John Henry Newman. From ‘A Book of Consolations’, published by Harper Collins

Reading 7: ‘Some Time After’ by Anne Ridler. From ‘Collected Poems’, published by Carcanet

Reading 8: ‘Augustine Baker talks to the Nuns of Cambrai’ by David Scott. From ‘Piecing Together’, published by Bloodaxe

Music:

Music 1:’Beata Viscera’ by Perotin. Performed by the Hilliard Ensemble. Taken from the album ‘Perotin’ ECM 8377512

Music 2: ‘For the Beauty of the Earth’ by John Rutter. Taken from the album ‘Gloria’. Performed by the Cambridge Singers. COLLEGIUM COLCD100

Music 3: ‘Cantus Firmus’ by Helmut Eisel. From the album ‘Midnight Dreamer. Westpark Music.

Music 4: ‘I Believe (Deep Within) by Marie Brennan. From the album ‘Marie’ RCA 74321228212

Music 5: ‘I Will Celebrate the Lord Forever’ by William Mathias. From the album ‘Church and Choral Music’ by William Mathias. NIMBUS

Music 6: ‘The Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1 – Prelude and Fugue in C Minor BWV 847. J.S. Bach.

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