Donald Macleod considers how tendrils of mystical philosophy and thought have entwined themselves with English music.
He looks at how love - probably the most important single concept in mysticism - finds its way into the heart of the works he's chosen.
Vaughan Williams: Love Bade Me Welcome
(from Five Mystical Songs)
Thomas Allen (baritone)
English Chamber Orchestra
Matthew Best (conductor)
Finzi: Dies Natalis, Op 8
John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Westbrook, Mike: Let the Slave
Mike Westbrook Brass Band
Senior Girls' Choir of Blackheath Conservatoire
Phil Minton (voice)
Mike Westbrook (spoken voice and piano)