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 15th February 2009
Mysticism and Resistance
Today’s programme was presented by Mark Tully
The readers were David Holt and Janice Acquah
Readings and Music
Music 1: ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ performed by Loreena McKennit.
Available on the album The Mask and the Mirror, released by WEA.
Reading 1: ‘Etty Hillesum’ by Michael O’Siadhail from Our Double Time.
Published by Bloodaxe.
Music 2: ‘Zikr’ performed by Cheikh N’Digël Lô.
Available on the album Bambay Gueej, released by World Circuit.
Reading 2: ‘VIII Auguries of Innocence’ from The Pickering Manuscript in The Complete Poems by William Blake.
Published by Longman.
Music 3: ‘Let Mine Eyes See Them’ from ‘Four Poems of St Teresa de Avila’ composed by Lennox Berkeley and performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Available on The Berkeley Edition Volume 5, released by Chandos.
Reading 3: ‘Credo from Political Evensong’ by Dorethee Soelle from Radical Christian Writings – a Reader, edited by Bradstock and Rowland.
Published by Blackwell.
Music 4: ‘I Had No Right’ performed by Dar Williams.
Available on The Green World, released by Razor and Tie.
Music 5: ‘As Truly as God is Our Father’ composed by William Mathias, performed by the Christ Church Cathedral Choir.
Available on the CD Church and Choral Music, released by Nimbus Records.
Reading 5: ‘Introduction’ by AM Allchin from Four Studies to Commemorate the Sixth Centenary of the Revelations of Divine Love.
Published by SLG Press.
Music 6: ‘Introductory Chorus’ composed by Frank Martin and performed by Choeur Faller.
Available on the CD Golgotha, released by Warner Bros.
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