From WILL - Evening Concert -

“Giving Thanks - 2013” and “Thanksgiving with Cantus”

Tonight at 7:00 on WILL-FM we have two Thanksgiving specials on “The Evening Concert”.  Julia Sweeney and Anne Lamott join John Birge for classical music on and Thanksgiving stories on “Giving Thanks, 2013”. Also on the program, Cantus, the premiere men’s vocal group, and Alison Young chat music and food on “Thanksgiving with Cantus”.

Evening Concert Specials for Thanksgiving:

Giving Thanks 2013 and Thanksgiving with Cantus

Giving Thanks 2013

Julia Sweeney and Anne Lamott join John Birge for classical music and Thanksgiving stories;

HOUR I

Traditional: "We Gather Together" - Boston Pops/John Williams (Philips CD 454391)
Bach: Cantata No. 17 "He who offers thanks" - Bach Collegium Stuttgart (Hanssler CD 92005)
Julia Sweeney on gratitude and her monologue, "Letting Go of God"
Steve Heitzeg: "Tallgrass Prairie Waltz" - Peter Ostroushko, mandolin; Laura Sewell, cello; Tom Linker, piano (Innova CD 553)
Reading from "The Supper of the Lamb" by Robert Farrar Capon
Ludovico Einaudi: "I Giorni" - Daniel Hope, violin (Deutsche Grammophon CD 17999)
e.e. cummings: "i thank you God for most this amazing day," read by Bill Moyers
Eric Whitacre: "i thank you god" (Polyphony Hyperion CD 67543)
Anne Lamott on her book, "Help, Thanks, Wow: the Three Essential Prayers."
Andrew York: "Muir Woods" - Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (Sony CD 60274)
Traditional: "Psalm of Life" - Jacqueline Schwab, piano
Julia Sweeney on Thanksgiving, mindfulness, and G.K. Chesterton
Dvorak: Violin Sonata, 3rd movement - Gil Shaham, violin; Orli Shaham, piano (Deutsche Grammophon CD 449820)
Dawn Upshaw on the poetry of Ted Kooser
Ted Kooser reads from "Winter Morning Walks"
Maria Schneider: "Winter Morning Walks: How Important It Must Be" - Dawn Upshaw, soprano; Australian Chamber Orchestra (Artist Share CD 121)

HOUR II

Howard Cable: "Thanksgiving Day" (Point Pelee Reverie) - Symphony Nova Scotia/Howard Cable (CBC CD 5226)
Anne Lamott on gratitude and giving back
Steve Heitzeg: Quaker Peace Waltz
Julia Sweeney on saying grace
Simone Dinnerstein on Bach
Bach: Aria from Goldberg Variations - Simone Dinerstein, piano (Telarc CD 80692)
Reading from Albert Schweizer on gratitude
Bach: Cantata 174 Sinfonia - Accademia Bizantina (Decca CD 4782718)
Cyrillus Kreek: Psalm 104 - Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Paul Hillier (Harmonia Mundi 907311)
From Kerouac's "The Dharma Bums," Chartres Cathedral story; Psalm 104 - Read by Charles Laughton (Capitol LP TBO 1650 (out-of-print))
Traditional (arr. Stephen Paulus): "We Gather Together" - Dale Warland Singers (Gothic CD 49243)

Thanksgiving with Cantus

Cantus, the premiere men’s vocal group and Alison Young chat music and food.

SHAKER TUNE, arr. STEPHEN CARACCIOLO: Simple Gifts
TRADITIONAL, arr. AARON HUMBLE: We Gather Together
HALL JOHNSON, arr. PHILIP DUEY
SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER: Psalm of the Soil
SACRED HARP: A Thankful Heart
SACRED HARP: Holy Mann
TRADITIONAL, arr. DWIGHT BIGLER: Turkey in the Straw
TRADITIONAL, arr. CHRIS FOSS: Fiddle Tune
STEPHEN FOSTER, arr. DONALD MOORE: Hard Times Come No More
JUDITH HERRINGTON, GAIL WOODSIDE: Lakota Wiyanki
ELISE WITT, arr. MICHAEL HOLMES: My Journey Yours
STAN ROGERS, arr. IAN LOEPPKY: Northwest Passage
CHRISTINE DONKIN: In Flanders Fields