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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 May 2008
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Today’s programme was presented by Mark Tully.

The readers were Gareth Armstrong, Hannah Gordon, Simon Tcherniak and Sanjay Shelat.

Readings

READING 1: A poem by an anonymous Indian Civil Servant (unpublished)

READING 2: Henryk Ibsen, “An enemy of the People”, found in “A New year of Grace” edited Victor Gillancz, pub Gollancz.

READING 3: Barbara Tuchman, “August 1914”, pub Constable.

READING 4: Pope John 23, “Journal of a Soul”, found in “The Fourth Lesson”. The Daily Office, Book two, ed. Christopher Campling, pub Darton Longman and Todd.

INTERVIEW: The Rt Rev Dr Richard Cheetham, Bishop of Kingston.

READING 5: Rudyard Kipling, “The Disciple”, from “The Collected Poems of Rudyard Kipling”, pub Wordsworth Editions.

READING 6: G. K.Chesterton, “The Shakespeare Memorial”, from “Poems of G.K. Chesterton”, pub Pomona Press, 2006.

Music

MUSIC 1: Gilbert and Sullivan - Iolanthe, cd “That’s Entertainment”, CDTER21188, cd. 2, tr. 2, Chorus and orchestra of the D’Oyly Carte Opera. cond John Pryce-Jones.

MUSIC 2: Palestrina - the “Sanctus” from Missa Papae Marcelli, Choir of Westminster Cathedral, cond. David Hill. Hyperion CDA 66266, tr. 4.

MUSIC 3: Bach: “Credo” from Mass in B Minor. English Baroque Soloists, The Monteverdi Choir, cond, John Eliot Gardiner, cd ARCHIV 4155142, cd 2, tr. 1.

MUSIC 4: Vinyl - “They were only playing leapfrog”, from “O What a lovely War”, the Rita Williams Singers, cond. Alfred Ralston, from original soundtrack recording, BBC disc, side 2, band 4.

MUSIC 5: “Albert Herring”, Benjamin Britten, Peter Savidge, Josephine Barstow, Felicity Palmer, Northern Sinfonia, cond Stewart Bedford, NAXOS 86601078, cd 1, tr 5.

MUSIC 6: Juan Perez de Gijon, "Al Dolor", The Newberry Consort. His Majesties clerks, Paul Hilllier, Harmondia Mundi, HMV 9070-83, tr. 18.

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