Music by Request for November 21, 2020

Nov 21, 2020

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Today's playlist featured The Prayer of Thanksgiving, often known to many as "We Gather Together." This Christian hymn was written by Dutch composer and poet, Andrian Valerius to honor the Dutch victory over the Spanish forces in the battle of Turnout.  At the turn of the twentieth century, it became popular in the United States, and is often associated with Thanksgiving Day services and celebrations. 

1. Johann Sebastian Bach/trans. Feruccio  Busoni, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, Vikingur Olaffson


2. Ralph Vaughan Williams, Songs of Travel, Bryn Terfel with Malcolm Martineau


3. Henry Alfred and Sir George Job Elvey, Come Ye Thankful People Come, Cathedral Choral Society, J. Reilly Lewis


4. Traditional Spiritual/arr. Joseph Jennings, Keep your hands on the plow, Chanticleer


5. Giacomo Puccini, Nessun Dorma from Turandot, Jose Carreras, London Symphony Orchestra, Jesus Lopez Cobos


6. Hector Villas Lobos, Bachianas Brasilerias No. 5, Renee Fleming, New World Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas


7. Gustav Holst, A Moorside Suite, Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, Frederick Fennel


8. AndrianValerius/Arr. E. Kremser, Prayer of Thanksgiving (We gather together), Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams


9. Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata in D minor, Bela Flack and Chris Thiele


10. Ernesto de Curtis, Torna a Surriento, Luciano Pavarotti, Rome Opera Orchestra, Zubin Mehta


11. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 5, Joshua Bell, English Chamber Orchestra, Peter Maag


12. Giuseppe Verdi, except from Act III of Rigoletto, Orchestra of the Communal Theater of Bologna, Riccardo Chailly


13. George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue, Simone Dinnerstein, Leipzig Radio Symphony, Kristjan Jarvi


14. J.S. Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, E. Power Biggs


15. Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending, Hilary Hahn, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis


16. J.S. Bach/arr. Herb Ohta, Two Minutes, Herb Ohta


17. Giacomo Puccini, Vissi ‘D’Arte from Tosca, Maria Callas, Orchestra of La Scala, Victor de Sabata


18. Giuseppe Verdi, Libiamo ne’lieti calici, Mario Lanza and Elanie Malbin


19. Dmitri Shostakovich/arr. Andre Rieu, The Second Waltz, Andre Rieu and His Orchestra


20. Traditional French Carol/ arr. Howard Cable, D’ou viens-tu Bergere?  Toronto Children’s Chorus, Jean Ashworth Bartle


21. W.A. Mozart, Mass in C Minor, Choir of King’s College Chapel, English Chamber Orchestra, Stephen Cleobury


22. Jerome Kern, Old Man River from Showboat, Paul Robeson


23. Traditional Gospel, Trouble of the World, Mahalia Jackson


24. Richard Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries, Metropoliton Opera Ensemble and Orchestra, James Levine


25. Joe Hisaishi, Summer from Kiujiro, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


26. Sergei Prokofiev, Suite No. 3 from Romeo and Juliet, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Jarvi


27. Traditional Spiritual, There is a Balm in Gilead, Jessye Norman and Kathleen Battle


28. Lerner and Loewe, They Call the Wind Maria from Paint Your Wagon Original Broadway Cast Recording

29. Marc Antoine Charpentier, Prelude from Te Deum 146, Wynton Marsalis, English Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Newman

30. Louis Vierne, Finale from Symphony No. 3, Michael Murray

31. Festive Selections from Steel Christmas,  Petoskey Steel Drum Band

32. J.S. Bach, French Suite No. 5 in G major, Andras Schiff