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A collaboration with American Public Media, which creates poetry programming for a variety of public radio shows, including Marketplace, Performance Today, Speaking of Faith, The Story, and The Splendid Table.
Preview: Seven Last Words
Seven Last Words: Music and Poetry for Good Friday. In 1785 Josef Haydn wrote a chamber work based on what the Bible says were the seven last words spoken by Christ on the cross. That music has been used in Good Friday religious services ever since. In 2005, a Minnesota church asked poet Michael Dennis Browne to prepare poetry readings to accompany Haydn's music. Instead, he wrote his own poems. Browne came to our studio to read his collection.