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May 30, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

Memorial Day began as a day to honor the fallen soldiers of the American Civil War. Today, we celebrate and honor all those who have given their lives in service to their country. Cantus, PT's Artists in Residence, join host Fred Child today for music and conversation in honor of Memorial Day.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Eleni Karaindrou
    An Ode of Tears
    Maria Bildea, harp
  • Rob Moose
    Excerpt from New Old River Music: Traditional Melodies
    The Punch Brothers, David Shifrin, clarinet
    Chamber Music Northwest, Portland, Oregon
  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315 (Summer)
    James Ehnes, violin and conductor, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
    Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia
  • Samuel Barber
    Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
    The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Peter Oundjian, conductor
    Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Ontario
  • Samuel Barber
    Summer Music for Wind Quintet, Op. 31
    Tara Helen O'Connor, flute, Stephen Taylor, oboe, Bil Jackson, clarinet, Frank Morelli, bassoon, David Jolley, horn
    Music from Angel Fire, Taos, New Mexico
  • Samuel Barber
    Commando March
    The United States Marine Band, Captain Michelle A. Rakers, conductor
    George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
  • Kevin Puts
    Elegy for Brass
    The Bay Brass

hour 2

  • Traditional (Arranged by Aaron Humble)
    Sweet By and By
    Cantus
    First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
  • Lee Hoiby
    Last Letter Home
    Cantus
    First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
  • Traditional (Arranged by David Hamilton)
    May the Road Rise to Meet You
    Cantus
    First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
  • Perfchat with Cantus
    Perfchat
  • John Mackey
    Aurora Awakes
    The Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin, conductor
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas
  • Traditional (Arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw)
    Lowlands
    Cantus, Alan Dunbar, baritone
  • Timothy C. Takach
    Luceat Eis
    Cantus
    First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
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