Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Sunrise Sound Walk: The Pilgrim's Path to Holy Island

Horatio Clare sets out on a Sound Walk chasing the December sunrise on the Pilgrim's Path to Holy Island.

At first light, as winter touches Northumberland, Horatio Clare sets out on the Pilgrim’s Path to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. With a falling tide and a rising sun he walks east across the tidal flats from the mainland to the island, once home to Cuthbert - monk and abbot of the island’s priory and patron saint of Northumbria.

The first of two programmes walking the North Sea coast. As the rising December sun brings warmth and light to the coast in the depths of winter, Horatio takes delight in the minute detail of the plants, the wildlife, the sounds and wide East Coast vistas he experiences on the walks. Suffused with music reflecting the feel and mood of the coastline, he captures the ever-changing light and shifting seas and sands of these liminal places.

59 minutes

Last on

Christmas Day 2020 15:00

Music Played

  • Max Richter

    Night Drive

    Orchestra: Air Lyndhurst Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Gramophon.
  • Ólafur Arnalds

    Verses

    Performer: Alice Sara Ott.
    • MERCURY.
  • John Luther Adams

    The Immeasurable Space of Tones

    Performer: Marty Walker. Performer: Robin Lorentz. Performer: Amy Knoles. Performer: Nathaniel Reichman. Performer: Bryan Pezzone.
    • Cold Blue Music.
  • Ólafur Arnalds

    Reminiscence

    Performer: Alice Sara Ott. Performer: Viktor Orri Árnason. Performer: Björk Óskarsdóttir. Performer: Porarinn Baldursson. Performer: Unnur Jónsdóttir. Performer: Hallgrímur Jónas Jensson. Performer: Mari Samuelsen.
    • MERCURY.
  • Ben Grossman

    Improvisation

    • Live at the Guelph Jazz Festival 2012.
    • Macrophone.
  • Isao Tomita

    Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)

    Performer: Isao Tomita.
    • RCA.
  • Claude Debussy

    Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Debussy: Images, Etudes etc.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Claude Debussy

    Clair de lune (Suite Bergamasque)

    Orchestrator: André Caplet. Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Jun Märkl.
    • NAXOS.
  • Jonas Bonnetta

    All this here: Little Fogo

    Performer: Jonas Bonnetta.
    • IDEA OF NORTH RECORDINGS.
  • Anon

    Themes de la Semaine Sainte: Omnes amici mei

    Conductor: Alfred Deller. Choir: Deller Consort.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • John Luther Adams

    The Light that fills the World

    Performer: Marty Walker. Performer: Robin Lorentz. Performer: Amy Knoles. Performer: Nathaniel Reichman. Performer: Bryan Pezzone.
    • Cold Blue Music.
  • Coldplay

    Sunrise

    • Everyday Life.
    • Parlophone.
  • Jacob Collier

    Intro from Djesse Vol. 2

    Performer: Jacob Collier. Performer: Kathryn Tickell.
    • Djesse Vol. 2.
    • Hajanga Records.
  • Traditional Northumbrian

    Midton Road/Pots & Pencils/Sheep On The Moor

    Composer: Kathryn Tickell. Ensemble: Kathryn Tickell Band.
    • Park Records.
  • Morten Lauridsen

    O magnum mysterium

    Choir: Polyphony. Director: Stephen Layton.
    • A Christmas Present from Polyphony.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14.
  • Dreamers’ Circus

    The Whale Road

    Performer: Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen. Performer: Nikolaj Busk. Ensemble: Dreamers’ Circus.
    • Blue White Gold.
    • Vertical Records.
  • Dreamers’ Circus

    Waltz for Miyazaki

    Performer: Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen. Performer: Nikolaj Busk. Ensemble: Dreamers’ Circus.
    • Blue White Gold.
    • Vertical Records.
  • Thom Yorke

    Suspirium

    Performer: Jess Gillam. Performer: Roberts Balanas. Performer: Laurie Anderson. Performer: Gabriella Swallow. Performer: Leif Kaner-Lidström. Music Arranger: Benjamin Rimmer. Ensemble: Jess Gillam Ensemble.
    • Decca.

Broadcast

  • Christmas Day 2020 15:00

Featured in...

Six Great British walks

Six Great British walks

Feel inspired to take on a few of Britain's 150,000 miles of footpaths? Here's a guide.

19 thoughts that everyone experiences during a country walk

19 thoughts that everyone experiences during a country walk

“Strangers! I’m going to greet them warmly, even though I would never normally do this.”