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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 12 October 2008
Family Ties

Today’s programme was presented by Mark Tully.

The readers were David Westhead and Emily Raymond.

Readings and Music

Reading 1:
‘A Book of Consolations’ By GK Chesterton

Music 1: ‘Wuthering Heights’ composed by Dominic Muldowney. From ‘The Brotes’. From the album ‘20th Century English Ballets’ performed by the Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra. NAXOS 8553495

Reading 2: ‘Father to Son’ from ‘New Collected Poems’ by Elizabeth Jennings

Music 2: ‘Op. 116 – 1. Introduction’ from ‘Hamlet’ by Shostakovich’ CAPRICCIO 10298

Reading 3: ‘Throwing out my Fathers dictionary’ by Moniza Alvi. Published by Bloodaxe

Music 3: ‘Cat’s in the Cradle’ by Harry Chaplin from ‘The Gold Medal Collection’. ELEKTRA.

Reading 4: ‘Outgrown’ by Penelope Shuttle From Selected Poems (Oxford Poets/Carcanet, 1998),

Music 4: ‘’Di Mezinke Oysgegebn – My Youngest Daughter’s Married’ by The Burning Bush. From the album ‘Raisins and Almonds’. SAYDISC CDSDL395.

Reading 5: ‘Who Mothers the Mothers’ from ‘Back You Come, Mother Dear’ by Astra Blaug. Published by Virago. If you would like to purchase a copy of this, please write to: 54 Gordon Road, London, N3 1EP

Music 5: ‘Perfect 4/4’ by Polly Paulusma. From ‘Scissors in my Pocket’. ONE LITTLE INDIAN TPLP408CD.

Reading 6: ‘In the Country of Men’ by Hisham Matar Published by Penguin

Music 6: ‘Yif ic of luve can – Sacred and Profane – op. 91’ composed by Benjamin Britten. From the album ‘Choral Works’ EMI CDEMX2204

Reading 7: ‘Father’ by Micheal O’Siadhail from ‘Poems 1975-1995’. Published by Bloodaxe.

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