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Music by Request for November 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

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Coordinator of Operations and Engagement, Gretchen Carr joined the IPR staff in 2019. With her background in the performing arts, education, history, arts administration, and communications, she works to keep the daily operations at IPR running smoothly. A native of Traverse City, Michigan, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Western Michigan University and a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University. Gretchen is also a multimedia artist focusing on film, writing, soundscape, and radio story.