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Weekend of November 10, 2012

Veterans Day 2012

Samuel Barber was more than an American composer. He was an American soldier and veteran as well. Barber served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Today, in honor of Veterans Day, we'll hear a march Barber wrote during his time in service to his country. Plus, Lee Hoiby's moving "Last Letter Home," based on a letter by PFC Jessie Givens, who died in Iraq in 2003.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Johannes Schenck
    First movement from Sonata No. 6 in A Minor (L'Echo du Danube)
    Wieland Kuijken, viola da gamba
  • John Williams
    With Malice Toward None, from Lincoln
    Randy Kerber, piano
  • John Williams
    Call to Muster and Battle Cry of Freedom, from Lincoln
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, John Williams, conductor
  • Francois Couperin
    Le Rossignol en Amour (the Nightingale in Love)
    Eva Legene, recorder
    Studio P, St. Paul
  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Two movements from Trio Sonata in A Minor, RV 86
    Wieland Kuijken, viola da gamba, Jacques Ogg, harpsichord, Eva Legene, recorder
    Studio P, St. Paul
  • Marin Marais
    Excerpts from Suite in E Minor for Viola da Gamba and Continuo, Book II
    Wieland Kuijken, viola da gamba, Jacques Ogg, harpsichord
    Studio P, St. Paul
  • Perfchat with Wieland Kuijken, Jacques Ogg, and Eva Legene
  • Samuel Barber
    Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
    The Knights
    Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia
  • Samuel Barber
    Commando March
    The United States Marine Band, Capt. Michelle A. Rakers, conductor
    Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Fairfax, Virginia

hour 2

  • Jean-Fery Rebel
    Les Caracteres de la Danse (the Characters of the Dance)
    Tempesta di Mare
    Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
  • Robert Moran
    First movement from Trinity Requiem
    The Trinity Youth Chorus and Members of Trinity Choir, Alexander Hermann, organ, Robert Ridgell, conductor
  • Lee Hoiby
    Last Letter Home
    First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
  • Samuel Augustus Ward
    America the Beautiful
    The Dallas Wind Symphony, Donald McKinney, conductor
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas
  • Maurice Ravel
    Fourth movement from String Quartet in F
    The Ebene String Quartet
  • Maurice Ravel
    Le Tombeau de Couperin
    The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York
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