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Autumn in the Airs

Autumn in the Airs

Together in Song

The leaves turn, the days grow shorter, and the harvest is in. Nostalgia ... and thanksgiving fills the heart. Fall is upon us … so it’s time for Autumn in the Airs.

Kings and Queens

Kings and Queens

Together in Song

On the program:

Edward Elgar - Coronation Ode, Op. 44: VI. Finale: Land of Hope and Glory
Anne Collins, mezzo-soprano; Scottish National Orchestra and Chorus; Alexander Gibson, conductor

Henry Purcell - Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary: I. Man Hath But a Short Time to Live; III. Thou Knowest, Lord
Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury, conductor

Franz Joseph Haydn - Te Deum in C major, H23c No.1
Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

George Frideric Handel - Zadok the Priest
Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury, conductor

Hubert Hastings Parry - I was Glad
The Choir of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace and The London Chamber Orchestra; Christopher Warren-Green, conductor

John Rutter - This is the Day Which the Lord Hath Made
The Choir of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace and The London Chamber Orchestra; Christopher Warren-Green, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mass in C, K. 317: Gloria and Credo
Edith Mathis, soprano; Jadwiga Rappe, contralto; Hans Peter Blochwitz, tenor; Thomas Quasthoff, bass; Leipzig Radio Choir; Dresden State Orchestra; Peter Schreier, conductor

Michel-Richard de Lalande - Te Deum laudamus (selections)
Ex Cathedra; Jeffrey Skidmore, conductor

A Different Strummer

A Different Strummer

Together in Song

On this episode, singing to the beat of a different ... strummer. It's choral music with accompaniment that's picked, strummed, or plucked, featuring songs from thirteenth-century monks to modern American master Libby Larsen, along with harp-fueled hymns from the ancient Sanskrit Rigveda set by Gustav Holst.

Sweet Sounds for the New Year

Sweet Sounds for the New Year

Together in Song

On the program:

Traditional - The Shofar Call

     Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall

Edward Elgar - The Dawns, from The Apostles, Op. 49
     Halle Orchestra and Chorus, Mark Elder

Georg Frideric Handel - Saul, HWV 53: Act II, Chorus Oh fatal consequence
     RIAS Kammerchor/Concerto Koln/Rene Jacobs

Joseph Dreschler - Halleluyah
     Zamir Chorale of Boston

Louis Lewandowski - Halleluyah
     Zamir Chorale of Boston

Traditional Sephardic - Los bilbilikos (The Nightingales)
     Lika Eshkenazi

Traditional Sephardic - Los bilbilikos (The Nightingales)
     Kol Sephardic Choir

Traditional, arr. Jordi Savall - Durme, hermoza donzella; Ghazal
     Monserrat Figueras, Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall

Traditional - Call of the Shofar
     Cindy Paley

Alexander Olshanetsky - Adonai z'kharanu
     New London Children's Chorus, Robert Corp

Salomone Rossi - Keter
     Daedelus, Robert Festa

Geoffrey Shisler - Rachamana
     The Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue Choir

Leonard Bernstein - Yigdal
     Rochester Singers, Samuel Adler

Lukas Foss - Adon Olam
     Laudibus, Michael Brewer
 
Traditional - Kol Nidre
     Hebreo Men's Chorus of Mexico City

Traditional Sephardic, arr. Joshua Jacobson - El Nora Alilah
     Zamir Chorale of Boston

(image of shofar at Yad Ben Zvi via Wikimedia Commons)

The Chorus in the Opera House

The Chorus in the Opera House

Together in Song

Learn about the Chorus at the Opera House, featuring some great choral moments from Monteverdi all the way to the “Moonrise Kingdom” music of Benjamin Britten.

"I Have a Dream"

"I Have a Dream"

Together in Song

 In this special edition of Together in Song, we’ll mark the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s landmark speech on the Washington Mall.


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Martin Luther King’s mother was a choir director and his father was a preacher. Martin Jr, was noted to have a “fine clear singing voice” when he was just four years old. So it’s no accident that his speeches and writings are filled with references to music, and it was the distinctly musical style of speaking that made him one of this century’s greatest and most persuasive orators.

That style is most perfectly realized in his “I Have a Dream" speech delivered a half-century ago. In this special edition of Together in Song, we’ll mark the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s landmark address on the Washington Mall, and hear his message – and even his words – put to music. 

Cathy Fuller guest hosts this special edition of the program that includes performances by usual host Anthony Trecek-King and his Boston Children's Chorus.

Wade in the Water
Melinda Dolittle, vocals

Deep River, from A Child of Our Time
Boston Children's Chorus Premiere Choir and Young Men's Ensemble

Oh,Glory
Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano; Clark Atlanta University Choir, Marvin Mills, piano and conductor

Free At Last
Harlem Spiritual Ensemble

"Letter from the Birmingham Jail" and other selected speech excerpts, accompanied by "Ain' Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round" and "We Shall Overcome"
Sweet Honey in the Rock; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We Shall Overcome
Morehouse and Spelman College Glee Clubs, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Andre Raphel Smith, conductor

Ho Boys Cancha Line 'Em
Brandon Miles, soloist; Boston Children's Chorus Young Men's Ensemble

Strange Fruit
Boston Children's Chorus Premiere Choir (Women), Anthony Trecek-King

Battle of Jericho
Boston Children's Chorus Premiere Choir and Young Men's Ensemble, Anthony Trecek-King

King Fit the Battle of Alabam'
Irving Bunton Singers with Duke Ellington and his Band

"Anthem" and "The Sermon" from Done Made My Vow
James Carter, narrator; Janice Chandler, soprano; Gregory Hopkins, tenor; Darren Caulfield, boy soprano; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Morgan State University Choir, Daniel Hege, conductor

"Dreams" from Dream Trilogy
Boston Children's Chorus Premiere Choir, Anthony Trecek-King


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