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
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 9: The Gift by Philip Gross, 'Changes of Address, Poems 1980 - 1998'; published by Bloodaxe in 2001.
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)
Music 2Saturnalia composed by Ben Haemhouts
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)