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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 2 December 2007
Better To Light A Candle

Today’s programme was presented by Rabbi Julia Neuberger. 

The readers were Paul Shelley and Liza Sadovy.

Readings:

Reading 1: The History of the Advent Wreath; Fr. William Saunders; Dur 01.15 - www.catholiceducation.org/articles/religion/re0132.html

Reading 2: The Candle Maker from 'Evangelista’s Fan & Other Stories' by Rose Tremain, pub by Vintage; Dur: 02.00

Reading 3: Cranford by Mrs Gaskell; Dur: 01.25  - www.online-literature.com/elizabeth gaskell/cranford/5


Reading 4: Candle Hat by Billy Collins; Dur: 01.28 -  www.poemhunter.com

Reading 5: Light: The Koran, Trans Arthur J Airberry, OUP 1982 isbn 0-19-283501-7 p356/357; Dur: 00.25


Reading 6: Night in Al-Hamra by Saadi Youssef, Trans from Arabic by Khaled Mattawa © 2005 Wisconsin Public Radio, a service of the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Extension; Dur 00.47 - www.wpr.org/hereonearth/archive­_0151217j.cfm

Reading 7: The First and Second Book of Maccabbees; Dur: 01.08

Music:


Music 1:
’In the Bleak Midwinter’ composed by Harold Darke. Track 9 from ‘Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols’. Performed by the Choir of King’s College Cambridge, directed by Stephen Cleobury. EMI Classics EMI CZ55736932

Music 2: ‘O Nata Lux’ set by Thomas Tallis. Track 19 from the cd ‘Hail Gladdening Liht’ performed by the Cambridge Singers, directed by John Rutter. COLLEGIUM COLCD113

Music 3: ‘Sankta Lucia’ by Anne Sophie Von Otter. Track 8 from ‘Home for Christmas’ DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4596852

Music 4: ‘Overture to Persee’ composed by Lully. Track 1 from ‘Lully: Persee’ ASTREE E8874.

Music 5: ‘This Little Light’ performed by Dionne Warwick. Taken from the album ‘here I Am’ SEQUEL NEMCD762

Music 6: ‘Come Ever Smiling Liberty’ composed by George Frederick Handel. Performed by Felicity Palmer. Track 19 from the CD ‘Judas Maccabaeus’ ARCHIV 4476922.

Music 7: ‘Maoz Tsur’ (Rock of Ages) performed by Margie Rosenthal.

Music 8: Each Small Candle. Performed by Roger Waters. Based on the poem by Halfdan Rasmussen.

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