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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 23 December 2007
Season of Gifts

Today’s programme was presented by Fergal Keane.

The readers were Liza Sadovy and Paul Shelley

Readings:

Reading 1: The Christmas Life by Wendy Cope from I Don’t Know published by Faber

Reading 2: On Saturnalia: From theEpistolae by Seneca the Younger

Reading 3: The Saturnalia: The Encyclopaedia Romana

Reading 4 Extract from Spices,Gold and Precious Stones: The South Arabian Spice Trade, Session 3 by Alexandra Porter, transcript of talk given for The British Museum.
www.fathom.com/course21701787/session 3

Reading 5: Extract from Christmas by John Betjeman v6, 7 & 8 John Betjeman’s Collected Poems pub John Murray © John Betjeman 1958

Reading 6: Extract from The Gift of the Magi by O.Henry

Reading 7 Karma by E A Robinson poetryx.com/poems8959/

Reading 8:A Christmas Memory Truman Capote pub Modern Library Reissues Edition (Nov 12 1996) ISBN10: 0679602372 ISBN13: 978-0679602378

Reading 9: The Gift by Philip Gross, 'Changes of Address, Poems 1980 - 1998'; published by Bloodaxe in 2001.

Music:

Music 1
: Gloria in excelsis Deo set by John Elliot Gardiner, performed by the Monteverdi Choir
Tk 1 CD: Once As I Remember
PHILIPS 4620502 (1)
Dur: 01.45

Music 2Saturnalia composed by Ben Haemhouts
Itunes

Music 3: La Adorazione dei Magi from ‘Three Boticelli Pictures’. Composed by Ottorino Respighi, performed by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Tk 15 CD: RESPIGHI: GLI UCCELLI; ANTICHE DANZE ED ARIE; ETC.
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4375332(1)

Music 4: Everything I Have is Yours: performed by Billie Holiday
© Polygram Records Inc 527 455 2
Tk 16 CD: Torching: Billie Holiday Story Vol 5 VERVE 5274552 (1)

Music 5: A Christmas Carol performed and written by Tom Lehrer
Tk 16: CD: The Remains of Tom Lehrer Disc 2 RHINO R279831 (3)

Music 6: Andante quasi lento e cantabile and Allegro energico Carol Symphony composed Victor Hely-Hutchinson, performed by the Pro Arte Orchestra conducted by Barry Rose
(p) & © EMI Records Ltd
Tk 3 &1 CD: Hely-Hutchinson: Carol Symphony etc
EMI CDM7641312 (1)

Music 7:Love Came Down at Christmas composed by Malcolm Archer performed by The Choir of Chichester Cathedral, Conductor: Alan Thurlow, Organist: James Thomas
© Kevin Mayhew Ltd
Tk 18: CD: Malcolm Archer ‘Requim’ and other works
KEVIN MAYHEW KMCD 1010(1)

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