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 21 September 2008
Today’s programme was presented by Mark Tully.
In today’s programme, Mark speaks to Professor Michael Northcott professor of Ethics at the University of Edinburgh. His book ‘A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming’ is published by Christian Aid and DLT.
The readers were William Gaminara, Emily Raymond and Frank Stirling.
Reading 1: ‘Ploughing Match’ from ‘Wild Horses’ by Kenneth Steven
Reading 2:‘Harvest Hymn’ by John Betjeman from ‘Collected Poems’ Published by John Murray
Reading 3: Extract from ‘The Circling Year’ by Ronald Blythe
Published by Canterbury Press (p172)
Reading 4: ‘This is a Fair Trade Poem’ by Andrew Rudd from ‘One Cloud Away from the Sky’ Published by Cheshire County Council
Reading 5: ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’ by Flora Thompson (p236) Published by Penguin
Music 1:The Ploughman Homeward Plods His Weary Way – Three Fanciful Etchings Suite. Composed by Albert Ketelby.
Music 2: ‘We Plough the Fields and Scatter’ by John Rutter.
Music 3: ‘Harvest Home-Harvest Moon’ by William Alwyn. From the CD ‘Piano Music 1’ NAXOS 8570359.
Music 4: ‘O Sacrum Convivium’ Thomas Luis de Victoria. From the album ‘El Siglo de Oro ’Spanish Sacred Music of the Renaissance’. RELDEC 2292460032
Music 5: Every Part of the Earth’ by Heather Innes and Jacynth Hamill. From the album ‘Caim God of the Elements’ CLUNIE MUSIC
Music 6:‘Concerto No. 3 in F, RV293 Autumn’ composed by Antonio Vivaldi. From ‘The Four Seasons’ PHILIPS 4544142.
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