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 7th December 2008
Stories from Scraps
Today’s programme was presented by Mark Tully.
The readers were Adjoa Andoh, William Gaminara and Frank Stirling
Readings and Music
Music 1: ‘A Corner of the Ballroom (Pas de Deux)’ composed by Samuel Barber. Performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra available on the album ‘Serebrier’. Released on ASV Digital.
Reading 1: ‘A Story’ by Kenneth Steven from the book ‘Columbia’. Published by Saint Andrew Press.
Music 2: ‘Hazey June II’ performed by Nick Drake on the album ‘Bryter Layter’. Released on Hannibal.
Music 3: ‘Listek do pamatniku [c. 2] (A Note in a Scrap Book No. 2)’ composed by Bohuslav Martinu and performed by Giorgio Koukl. Taken from the album ‘Martinu: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 4’ and released by Naxos.
Reading 2: ‘Fragile’ by Tena Stivicic. Published by Nick Hern Books.
Music 4: ‘The Box’ performed by Randy Travis from the album ‘This is Me’. Released by Warner Brothers.
Reading 3: ‘No Man’s Land’ by Harold Pinter published by Faber and Faber.
Reading 4: ‘Keeping a Rendezvous’ by John Berger published by Granta Books.
Music 5: ‘Among my Souvenirs’ performed by Frank Sinatra. From the album ‘Among my Souvenirs’ released by Charly.
Reading 5: ‘Commonplace’ by Andrew Rudd from the book ‘One Cloud Away from the Sky’. Published by Cheshire County Council.
Music 6: ‘Washington’s Birthday’ from the ‘New England Symphony’ by Charles Ives. Performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas on the CD Ives: Holidays Symphony. Released by Sony.
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