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Maurice Gendron (cello)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)


Cello: Maurice Gendron
Piano: Clifton Helliwell


A discussion between
Austin Farrer
Alan Richardson
J. K. S. Reid and Leonard Johnston
Christians believe that the Bible, as well as the Church, possesses the divine authority, in that it communicates the Word of God to men. Through the Bible the believer encounters that Word. But the status of Scripture may be thought ambiguous. Modern methods of criticism make it impossible to accept a simple doctrine of inerrancy. In what sense then is the Bible still authoritative? The Church is custodian and interpreter of the Canon; but what, if anything, distinguishes the ' authority ' of the Canonical Books from that of other early Christian writings?
Two Anglicans, a Presbyterian, and I Roman Catholic discuss these questions and other aspects of Scriptural authority in tonight's programme.
Authority of conscience: May 6


Unknown: Austin Farrer
Unknown: Alan Richardson
Unknown: J. K. S. Reid
Unknown: Leonard Johnston


(' Le Serment *)
A lyric episode in two scenes
Libretto by Dominique Vincent after Balzac's story
' La Grande Breteche '
English version by Christopher Hassall
Music by Alexandre Tansman
A section of the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
(Women's voices)
(Chorus-Master, Peter Gellhorn )
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Steven Staryk )
Produced by Stanford Robinson and John Gibson


Unknown: Dominique Vincent
Unknown: Christopher Hassall
Music By: Alexandre Tansman
Chorus-Master: Peter Gellhorn
Leader: Steven Staryk
Unknown: Stanford Robinson
Produced By: Stanford Robinson
Produced By: John Gibson
The- Intruder (spoken part): Robert Eddison
Margaretta, the Countess: Joan Carlyle
The Count, her husband: John Cameron
Jose, a Spanish prisoner of war on parole: Frans Vroons
Gabrielle, the Countess's personalservant: Johanna Peters
Gorenflot the gardener, her fiance: Stephen Manton


poems by Anthony Hecht
Howard Nemerov , Louis Simpson and Reed Whittemore read by the poets themselves and introduced by Donald Hall
Lecturer in English at the University of Michigan


Unknown: Anthony Hecht
Unknown: Howard Nemerov
Unknown: Louis Simpson
Unknown: Reed Whittemore
Introduced By: Donald Hall

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