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Just Listen

Just Listen: Mark Tully encourages us to do something that is not always easy, but often greatly appreciated: hold our tongues to better hear what others have to say.

Mark Tully encourages us to do something that is not always easy, but often greatly appreciated: hold our tongues to better hear what others have to say.

In the process he admits that, in his own profession of journalism, listening skills are not always the ones most called upon; that you don't have to be able to hear in order to listen and that, for some, the pictures really are better on radio than television.

With music from the Taize Community, Rossini, Stravinsky and Britten, and featuring writing by Wallace Stevens, Rumi, and Sorley MacLean, this programme is an ample meal for the ears.

So - Just Listen!

The readers are Grainne Keenan and John McAndrew.

Producer: Adam Fowler
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

Music Played

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  • Christy Moore

    Listen.

    • Listen..
    • Sony BMG..
    • 7480002..
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Overture from Otello.

    Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly.

    • Rossini: Overtures (Vol.2).
    • Decca..
    • 414 407-2..
  • CeCe Winans, Dianne Warren.

    Listen With Your Heart.

    Performer: CeCe Winans.

    • Everlasting Love..
    • Atlantic..
    • 92793.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Infernal Dance of King Kastchei.

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky.

    • Firebird Suite: The Rite of Spring..
    • Nimbus Records..
    • NI 5087..
  • TaizĂ©

    Oh Lord Hear My Prayer.

    • Wait for the Lord..
    • GIA Publications..
    • 173..
  • Benjamin Britten

    Cantata Misericordium .

    Performer: English Chamber Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Chorus.

    • Britten: Cello Symphony, Sinfonia da Requiem..
    • Decca..
    • 425-100-2..

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