Music By Request playlist for May 23, 2020

May 23, 2020

Credit Library of Congress

The Vacant Chair was a Civil War poem written by Henry S. Washburn and set to music by George Root in 1862.  The song mourns the loss of a son during the Battle of Bull Run. The image of ‘the vacant chair’ signifies the empty space Grout’s absence left as the family gathered for Thanksgiving.

1.     Antonin Dvorak, Symphony No. 9, “The New World”, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir George Solti

2.     John Barry, Somewhere in Time, Royal Philharmonia, John Barry

3.     Leonard Bernstein, Somewhere from West Side Story Symphonic Dances, Minnesota Orchestra, Edo De Waartz

4.     Igor Stravinsky, Firebird Suite, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein

5.     Song of the Lakes, Horndance, narration by Rick Jones, Song of the Lakes

6.     Various Composers, Medley of Service Anthems, U.S. Army Field Band and Chorus, Colonel Finley R. Hamilton

7.     George R. Root/Henry Washburn, The Vacant Chair, Corie Roots, Dodworth Saxhorn Band

8.     Franz Jospeh Haydn, Scherzando No. 1 in F major, Emmanuel Pahud, Haydn Ensemble Berlin

9.     Sergei Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3, Martha Argerich, Berlin Radio Symphony, Riccardo Chailly

10.  Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller/arr. Ruth Dwyer, Let There Be Peace on Earth, Cincinnati Boy Choir, Christopher Eanes

11.  Paul Simon, Bridge Over Troubled Water, The King’s Singers

12.  Signmund Romber, Oscar Hammerstein II, When I grow too old to dream, Nelson Eddy

13.  Johann Sebastian Bach, Tocatta and Fugue in D minor, E. Power Biggs

14.  Franz Lehar, Conclusion of the First Act from The Merry Widow, Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, Otto Ackerman

15.  Leos Janacek, Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas

16.  Lerner and Lowe, A Hymn to Him, My Fair Lady Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Rex Harrison

17.  Ron Nelson, Rocky Point Holiday, Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin

18.  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 3, English Chamber Orchestra, Barry Tuckwell

19.  Aaron Copland, Variations on a Shaker Melody, Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, Frederick Fennel

20.  Manuel De Falla, Three Spanish Folk Songs, Kathleen Battle and Christopher Parkening

21.  Gang Chen and Zhanhoe He, The Butterfly Lover’s Concerto, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui

22.  W.A. Mozart, Divertimento in F major, Hagan Quartet

23.  Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Edelweiss from the Sound of Music, Johann Strauss Orchestra, Andre Rieu

24.  Ralph Vaughan Williams, Symphony No. 3 “Pastoral” London PHilaharmonic, Bernard Haitnick

25.  Bederich Smetana, The Moldeau, Maria Graf

26.  W.A. Mozart, Voi Che Sapete from The Marriage of Figaro, Joyce DiDonato, National Opera Orchestra of Lyon, Kazushi Ono

27.  Samuel A Ward, Katherine Lee Bates, America the Beautiful, Master Sergeant Janet Hjelmgren, U.S. Army Field Band and Chorus, Colonel Finley R. Hamilton

28.  Alexandra Streliski, Plus Tot, Alexandra Streliski

29.  Richard Wagner, Mild und Leise wie er lachelt from Triston and Isolde, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt

30.  Mark O’Connor, Americana Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop