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Ninth of a number of programmes each recorded from a Thursday Invitation Concert broadcast earlier in the year
Josephine Veasey
John Mitchinson (tenor)
Peter Gellhorn (piano)
Members of the BBC Singers


Mezzo-Soprano: Josephine Veasey
Tenor: John Mitchinson
Piano: Peter Gellhorn


by W. C. van Unnik Professor of Theology
In the University of Utrecht
Fourteen years ago, at Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt, a large collection of Coptic documents was discovered in a sealed urn. They proved to be Gnostic in character. In this survey Professor van Unnik explains something of the importance of this find as the first direct evidence available on early Gnosticism and its struggle with orthodox Christianity.


Unknown: W. C. van Unnik


See foot of page. (BBC- recording)


Adagio and Rondo
In C minor and major (K.617)
Bruno Hoffmann (glass harp)
Gustav Scheck (flute)
Helmut Winschermann (oboe)
Emil Seiler (viola)
August Wenzinger (cello) on a gramophone record


Unknown: Bruno Hoffmann
Flute: Gustav Scheck
Oboe: Helmut Winschermann
Viola: Emil Seiler


by Max Gluckman
Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Manchester
Les Rites de Passage by Arnold van Gennep, ' one of the most seminal books in our history," has after more than fifty years been translated into English. Professor Gluckman considers its impact on the study of human societies, and some of the questions about Western as well as primitive peoples which van Gennep enabled others to raise.


Unknown: Max Gluckman
Unknown: Arnold Van

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