Monday, January 21

For the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday it's artful arrangements of spirituals in the first hour, with chorus, then piano, then strings. After the noon news, two recent pieces about getting along. From Daniel Bernard Roumain's "Rosa Parks" Quartet we hear "Klap Ur Handz" (a title "suggesting a joyful coming together") and "I made up my mind not to move," and that's followed by Michael Abels' Global Warming, depicting a "noisy yet harmonious world village." The show concludes with a full performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, with its culminating choral ode to joy and brotherhood.

(To hear "A King Celebration 2008" - the concert recorded Thursday in Atlanta and broadcast on this morning's Performance Today over GPB - visit within the next two weeks.)

11 AM . . . . .

  • Traditional spirituals, arr. Jennings: Soon One Mornin' Medley. Chanticleer, Jennings. Warner 60309.
  • Coleridge-Taylor: Spirituals. Virginia Eskin. Koch 7056.
  • Gould: Spirituals for Strings. London Phil, Klein. Albany 202.
  • Brewster: Surely God Is Able. Flunder, Chanticleer, Jennings. Warner 60309.
12 N . . . .
  • Roumain, D.B.: "Rosa Parks" (Quartet No. 5): Klap Ur Handz. Lark Quartet. Endeavour 1018.
  • Abels: Global Warming. Chicago Sinfonietta, Freeman. Cedille 066.
  • Roumain, D.B.: "Rosa Parks" (Quartet No. 5): "I made up my mind not to move." Lark Quartet. Endeavour 1018.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, "Choral": first half. Atlanta Sym Orch, Runnicles. Telarc 80603. (Continues next hour.)
1 PM . . . .
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, "Choral": conclusion. Atlanta Sym Orch and Chorus, Dunleavy, Bishop, Gould, Miles, Runnicles. Telarc 80603.
  • Bonds: Troubled Water. Maria Corley. Albany 857.