Music By Request playlist for May 30, 2020

May 30, 2020

Sweet Honey in the Rock
Credit Raise Your Voice: Full Frame Documentary

Today's playlist featured music performed and arranged by Sweet Honey in the Rock.  This ensemble was founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon in 1973.  The ensemble's messages are proclaimed through a large catalog of songs addressing the world's woes.   Their music combines contemporary rhythms and narratives with a musical style rooted in Gospel music, spirituals and hymns. 

1.     Frederick Chopin, Waltz in C sharp, minor, Van Cliburn

2.     Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 1 F minor, Alfred Brendel

3.     Traditional, African Drum Invocation, Jessye Norman

4.     Charles H. Gabriel/Civilla Durfee Martin, His Eyes is on the Sparrow, Jessye Norman

5.     Oscar Rasbach/Joyce Kilmer, Trees, John Aler with Grant Gershon

6.     Ethyl Smyth, Benedictus from Mass in D, Eiddwen Harrhy, Plymouth Music Series, Philip Brunelle

7.     Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Canadian Brass

8.     Peter Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien, Israel Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein

9.     Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, You’ll Never Walk Alone from Carousel,  Renee Fleming

10.  James Horner and Sweet Honey in the Rock, Selections from Freedom Song, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Sweet Honey in The Rock

11.  Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, June is busting out all over from Carousel, Brynn Terfel

12.  Franz Lehar, Excerpt from second act of The Merry Widow, Elizabeth Schwarzkoph, Philharmonica Orchestra and Chorus, Otto Ackerman

13.  John Rutter, For the Beauty of the Earth, Cambridge Singers, John Rutter

14.  Johann Strauss II, Violetta Polka, Vienna Philharmonic, Riccardo Mutti

15.  Traditional Gospel, I’ll Never Forget, Ira Tucker and the Dixie Hummingbirds

16.  Johannes Brahms, Intermezzo in A major, Lang Lang

17.  Gerald Finzi, Ecloque for Piano and Strings, English String Quartet, William Boughton

18.  Franz Schubert, Ave Maria, Kiri te Kanewa

19.  Sigmund Romberg, Desert Song, Barbara Hendricks and Gina Quilico, Opera Orchestra of Lyon, Lawrence Foster

20.  George Frederick Handel, Selections from Handel’s Messiah, Dunedin Consort and Players, John Butt

21.  Thomas Tallis, Salvator Mundi from Music for the Divine Office, Chapelle Du Roi, Alistair Dixon

22.  Sergei  Rachmaninoff, Vocalise, Lynn Harrell with Vladimir Ashkenazy

23.  Hugh Williams, Jimmy Kennedy, William Grosz, Red Sails in the Sunset, Nat King Cole

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

25.  Traditional Gospel/ Attributed to Charles Albert Tindley, We Shall Overcome, Dasha Burton with Nathaniel Gumb

26.  Traditional Gospel, Soon One Morning Medley, Chanticleer

27.  Aaron Copland, Symphony No. 3, Kansas City Symphony, Wiliam McGlaughlin

28.  Traditional Spiritual, Motherless Child, Sweet Honey in the Rock

29.  Traditional Spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan, Wade in the Water, Chicago a capella, Johnathan Miller

30.  Song of the Lakes, Conch and Flute Air/Crowley’s Reel, Song of the Lakes

31.  John Williams and Bernard Dadie, Dry your tears, Afrika, from the Original Motion Pictue Soundtrack, Amistad, John Williams

32.  Edgar Meyer, Zigeunerweisen, Edgar Meyer and Mike Marshall

33.  John Adams, Road Movies, Blue Violet Duo

34.  Erik Satie, Six Gnossiennes, Klara Kormendi