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Episode 48: New Religions?

Sunday, 9th December 2007, 5.05pm, Radio Scotland

Bill DrummondJohn Purser looks at how music has inspired religions, both traditional and invented, including Norman Shaw’s electronic psalm on Saturn and Bill Sweeney’s choral Salm an Fhearainn – psalm of the land. Bill Drummond talks about the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu and the Church of the KLF and finally Christianity gets a look in with James MacMillan’s percussion concerto for Evelyn Glennie, "Veni, Veni Emmanuel".


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  1. Nimrod 33 [Norman Shaw] - Salm on Saturn
    Nimrod 33
    CD Hauntophonies
    hidden h015 Track 10

  2. William Sweeney - salm an fhearrain
    Cappella Nova/Alan Tavener
    CD 20th Century Scottish Choral Music
    Linn CKD 014 Track 10

  3. Brian McNeill - Muir and the Master Builder
    Dick Gaughan
    CD Prentice Piece
    Greentrax CDTRAX 236D Disc 1 Track 11

  4. Cauty/Drummond - The Queen and I
    The JAMs
    LP 1987 (What the F*ck is Going On?)
    The Sound of Mu(sic) JAMS LP1 Side 2 Track 2

  5. Cauty/Drummond/Brubeck/Brown - Don’t Take Five (Take what you want)
    The JAMs
    LP 1987 (What the F*ck is Going On?)
    The Sound of Mu(sic) JAMS LP1 Side 1 Track 3

  6. Cauty/Drummond/Lyte - 3am Eternal
    The KLF
    CD The White Room
    KLF Communications JAMSCD006 Track 3

  7. Cauty/Drummond: Church of the KLF
    The KLF
    The KLF
    KLF Communications JAMSCD006 Track 4

  8. James MacMillan - Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
    Evelyn Glennie, percussion Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
    CD Veni, Veni, Emmanuel - Music of James MacMillan
    Catalyst 09026 61916 2 Track 7

  9. bell montage including:
    St Finnan’s Bell
    St Adomnan’s Bell (8th century)
    Skellat bell
    Fortingall bell (7th century)
    Forteviot bell (c. 900 AD)
    little Dunkeld bell (9th century)

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