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Thanksgiving Day, 2011

November 2002

Giving Thanks combines traditional fare with unexpected delights. For Thanksgiving 2002, we've invited some wonderful guests to the program, including John Updike, Anne Lamott, and Donald Hall.

Show Playlist & Audio
(All audio is RealAudio; How to Listen)


First Hour
Listen to entire 1st hour

Listen to the introduction & Bach
Introduction

Traditional (arr. Kremser)
Hymn of Thanksgiving (We Gather Together)
Boston Pops
John Williams
Philips 454391

Bach
Cantata No. 17 Chorus: Wer Dank opfert (He who offers thanks)
Bach Collegium Stuttgart
Helmut Rilling
Hanssler 92005

Listen to the Ginastera & Rodrigo
Alberto Ginestera
Estancia: Danza del trigo (Dance of the Wheat)
New World Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas
Argo 436737

Joaquin Rodrigo
En los trigales (In the Wheat Fields)
John Williams, guitar
Sony 48480

Listen to Let us Break Bread Together
Traditional
Let Us Break Bread Together
Uptown String Quartet
Philips 838358

Listen to Bach
Bach
Cantata No. 84: Ich Esse mit Freude (With joy I eat my meager bread)
Kathleen Battle, soprano
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Orchestra of St. Luke's
DG 429737

Listen to Bartok
Bela Bartok
Breadbaking
Boston University Women's Choir & Crofut Consort
Albany46

Listen to Saint-Exupery and Simon Estes
Reading:
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
from Flight to Arras
read by Gary Barton

Traditional
Let Us Break Bread Together
Simon Estes, baritone
Howard Roberts Choral
Philips 412631

Listen to Donald Hall and Morning has Broken
Reading:
Donald Hall
Valley of Morning
read by Donald Hall

Traditional
Morning has Broken
The American Boychoir
EMI 55064

Listen to Monica Shannon and Copland
Reading:
Monica Shannon
"When we eat good bread" from Dobry

Copland
The Tender Land: The Promise of Living
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Erich Kunzel
Telarc 80117

Listen to Anne Lamott
Read Letting in Rise
Reading:
Anne Lamott
Letting it Rise
read by Anne Lamott

Second Hour
Listen to entire 2nd hour

Listen to Mark O'Connor
Mark O'Connor
The American Seasons: Fall
Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra
Scott Yoo
Sony 89660

Listen to Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky
The Seasons: November
Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Constantin Orbelian
Delos 3255

Listen to Updike & Reynolds
Reading:
John Updike
A Child's Calendar: November (1965)
November (1990)
read by John Updike

Stephen Reynolds
Chanson d'Automne (Autumn Song)
Stephen Hough, piano
Hyperion 67267

Listen to Updike & Vaughan Williams
Reading:
John Updike
To a Skylark
read by John Updike

Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Philharmonia Orchestra
Andrew Litton
RCA 61700

Listen to Laughton
Reading
Charles Laughton tells his Chartres Cathedral story, reads from The Dharma Bums, by Jack Kerouac, and Psalm 104
Capitol LP TBO 1650 (out-of-print)

Listen to Handel
Handel
Dank sei Dir, Herr
Philharmonia Virtuosi
Richard Kapp
CBS LP 38910 (out-of-print)

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