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Sound and Spirit; Devil’s Trill, The

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Sound and Spirit
Devil’s Trill, The
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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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While some believe that the beauty of music is actually denied to the great enemy of humankind, others credit the Devil as inspiration, or even author of particular music. Hear diabolical pieces by Tartini, Liszt, Robert Johnson; and consider with Ellen Kushner's guest, Dr. Elaine Pagels (author of The Origin of Satan) if the Devil is an expression of our fear of the evil in ourselves and others.

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Chicago: “Sound and Spirit; Devil’s Trill, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed August 10, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_A543DA5D60A34F18963DD4018E6AB59B.
MLA: “Sound and Spirit; Devil’s Trill, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. August 10, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_A543DA5D60A34F18963DD4018E6AB59B>.
APA: Sound and Spirit; Devil’s Trill, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_A543DA5D60A34F18963DD4018E6AB59B
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