Music By Request for May 9, 2020

May 9, 2020

Vera Lynn celebrating with soldiers on VE Day.
Credit BBC

Thank you to listeners from Petoskey and Grayling who requested two songs featuring Dame Vera Lynn, a British singer, songwriter and actress who was widely popular during World War II.  At the age of 103, she recently led a rousing rendition of We'll Meet Again outside her home in West Sussex in honor of of the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.   She is quoted in recently saying "I hope today serves as a reminder that no matter how hard things get, we will meet again." 

1.     Aaron Copland, Quiet City, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Berstein

2.     Sir Edward Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance: March No. 1 in D major, London Philharmonic, Daniel Barenboim

3.     Derek Bourgeouis, Serenade, Goteburg Symphonic Band, Hemvarnets Musikakr, Timony Reynish

4.     Aaron Copland, Red Pony Suite, Buffalo Philharmonic, Joann Falleta

5.     Anna Russell, How to Write your own Gilbert and Sullivan Opera, Anna Russell with John Coveart

6.     Howard Hanson, Symphony No. 2, Eastman Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson

7.     Aram Khachaturian, Sabre Dance from Gayne, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

8.     Nat Burton/Walter Kent, White Cliffs of Dover, Vera Lynn with Tony Osbourne and his Orchestra

9.     Frederick Chopin, Minute Waltz, Jean-Marc Luisada

10.  Randall Thompson/Robert Frost, Frostiana, Manhattan Choral Society, New York Choral Society, Richard Aulden Clark

11.  Stephen Foster, Hard Times Come Again No More, Renee Fleming with Bill Frissell

12.  Ralph Vaughan Williams, Symphony No. 3, London Philharmonic, Roger Norrington

13.  Luigi Boccherini, String Quartet in C Major, Cremona Quartet

14.  Peter Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 3 “The Polish” Czech Philharmonic, Seymon Bychhov

15.  Peter Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker Suite, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

16.  Giuseppe Verdi, Prelude from La Traviata, Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan

17.  Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, E. Power Biggs

18.  Dan Visconti, Low Country Haze, Horzowksi Trio, Scharoun Ensemble

19.  Claude Bolling, Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano, Jean Pierre Rampal and Claude Bolling

20.  Noel Coward, I’ll See you Again, Ben Hepner with Duncan Riddell and Jonathaon Tunick

21.  Giacomo Puccini, Nessun Dorma from Turandot, Luciano Pavarotti

22.  Garrison Keillor, Young Lutheran’s Guide to the Orchestra, Garrison Keillor, Minnesota Orchestra, Phillip Brunelle

23.  Greg McCallum, Hymn Quilt, Greg McCallum

24.  Johannes Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 2, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vienna Philharmonic, Bernard Haitnink

25.  J.S. Bach, French Suite No. 5 in G major, Glenn Gould

26.  Edward Kleban and Marvin Hamlisch, What a Did for Love from A Chorus Line, Priscilla Lopez, Original Broadway Cast Recording

27.  J.S. Bach, Fugue in G Major, George Ritchie

28.  Connie Elisor, Blackberry Winter, Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Paul Gambill

29.  Traditional/arr. Meyer and O’Connor, Chief Sitting in the Rain, Mark O’Connor, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer

30.  Hugh Charles/Ross Parker, We’ll Meet Again, Vera Lynn

31.  Tomaso Albinoni, Oboe Concert in D Minor, Stefan Schilli, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Helmut Muller-Bruhl