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Sound and Spirit; Sacred Spaces

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Sound and Spirit
Sacred Spaces
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Sound And Spirit is a weekly series of hour-long radio programs exploring the human spirit through music and ideas.The program blends classical, traditional and world musics with myth and history, stories and poetry, and commentary from composers, theologians and writers, to provide insight into various aspects of the human experience. Each week the program explores connections between world cultures and examines different approaches to universal questions.

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Music opens and fills sacred space, be it a Gothic cathedral or a clearing in the rainforest. Listen to the power and acoustics of sacred spaces as Ellen Kushner plays sacred music from four continents and asks Yale professor Willie Ruff to recall his experience of playing Gregorian chants and spirituals from his African American heritage in the Basilica di San Marco, Venice.

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Chicago: “Sound and Spirit; Sacred Spaces,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_68EE88A37C1E470F83D555CDB219BD3B.
MLA: “Sound and Spirit; Sacred Spaces.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_68EE88A37C1E470F83D555CDB219BD3B>.
APA: Sound and Spirit; Sacred Spaces. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_68EE88A37C1E470F83D555CDB219BD3B
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