African American Connections

In commeration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the final hour of this program contains nearly all music with strong connections to African American traditions.

John Dowland: Lachrymae antiquae (CD: Early Music) (Kronos Quartet) Wynton Marsalis, trumpet: Sometimes I feel like a (LP: Carnaval) motherless child (Eastman Wind Ensemble; Donald Hunsberger) Samuel Barber: Piano concerto, op. 28 (CD: Barber: Symphony (John Browning, piano; Saint Louis No. 1 / Piano Concerto Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin) /Souvenirs) Samuel Barber: Souveniers (CD: Barber: Symphony (John Browning, Leonard No. 1 / Piano Concerto Slatkin, pianos;) /Souvenirs)
Benjamin Britten: Friday Afternoons (CD: Angels are A New Year Carol Everywhere!) (Treble Chorus of New England; Marie Stultz) Stella nuova (CD: Nova Stella: (Altramar Medieval Music Ensemble) A Medieval Italian Christmas) Felix Mendelssohn: There shall a star from Jacob come (CD: A Time of Peace) forth (Choir of Belfast Cathedral; David Drinkell) Iudicii signum (CD: Aquitania: (Sequentia) Chrismas Music from Aquitanian Monasteries) Herbert Sumsion: Nunc dimittis (CD: Best of Trinity's (Trinity Adult Choir Choirs, Vol. 1) [Princeton]; Robert Palmer) Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet in D, op. 44, no. 1 (CD: From Mozart Presto con brio to Ravel) (Blair String Quartet) Baj, baj, baj (CD: Morning Star) (Muzsikas and Marta Sebestyen) Ernest Chausson: Chanson perpétuelle (CD: A Portrait of (Joel del Maria, Ani Kavafian, violins; Frederica von Stade) Ida Kavafian, viola; Laurence Lesser, cello; Charles Wadsworth, piano; Frederica von Stade) Blow the wind southerly (CD: Blow the (Kathleen Ferrier; Wind Southerly) Phyllis Spurr, piano) Blow, northerne wynd (CD: World's Bliss) (John Fleagle, voice and gothic harp) Winter wakeneth (CD: World's Bliss) (John Fleagle, voice)
Florence Price: Suite for Organ No. 1 (CD: 15th-20th (Kimberly Marshall, organ) Century Organ Music) Carolyn Bolger-Payne: Precious Lord (CD: African-American Gospel: The Pioneering Composers) Don't compare my singin' (CD: The Sound of Hope) (The Boys Choir of Harlem; Dr. Walter J. Trumbull) Amazing grace (CD: The Sound of Hope) (The Boys Choir of Harlem; Dr. Walter J. Trumbull) With my whole heart (CD: The Sound of Hope) (The Boys Choir of Harlem; Dr. Walter J. Trumbull) William Dawson (arr.): Good News (LP: Alleluia: The (Berkshire Boys Choir, Brian Runnet) Berkshire Boys Choir) Ride the chariot (CD: Best of Trinity's (Trinity Choir of Men, Boys, and Choirs, Vol. 1) Girls [Princeton]; John Bertalot) Joseph Jennings, arr.: Where the sun will never go down (CD: Where the Sun (medley) Will Never Go Down) (Chanticleer) The Staple Singers: Wade in the water (CD: Freedom Highway) Flanders & Swann: The Hippopotamus Song ("Glorious (CD: The Valley Mud") of Song) (Rossendale Male Voice Choir) Johnny Mercer & Harold Arlen: Come rain or come shine (CD: soundtrack from (Ray Charles) thirtysomething)
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