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Thanksgiving Day, 2011

November 2003

Giving Thanks combines traditional fare with unexpected delights. For Thanksgiving 2003, we've invited some wonderful guests to the program, including Wendy Wasserstein, Donald Hall, and highlights from the Broadway production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town.

Show Playlist & Audio
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First Hour

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

Howard Cable
Seasons’ Celebrations: Thanksgiving Day (Point Pelee Reverie)
Symphony Nova Scotia/Howard Cable
CBC 5226

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Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

Harvest Home Suite: Thanksgiving Hymn
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Nashville Chamber Orchestra
EMI 56720

Percy Grainger
Harvest Hymn
DG 469376

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Reading: from "My America: A Thanksgiving Reflection" by Andrew Sullivan

Johannes Brahms
Fest- und Gedenkspruche: Wo ist ein so herrlich (What Nation Is There So Great)
Cambridge Singers/Rutter
Collegium 120

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David Diamond

Rounds for String Orchestra: 1st mvt
Los Angeles CO/Schwarz
Nonesuch 79002

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Reading: Dylan Thomas reads "Fern Hill"
Caedmon CD 1002

Mark Isham
A River Runs Through It
Studio orchestra
Milan 35631

Henry Purcell
Fantasy on Old 100th
Canadian Brass
Philips 434276

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Claudio Monteverdi

Mass of Thanksgiving 1631:Gloria
Taverner Consort
EMI 49876

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Edward MacDowell

Sea Pieces: "A. D. 1620"
Noel Lee, p
Chant du Monde 27810672

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Reading: Wendy Wasserstein reads "Ah, That First Feast In Wild Manhattan"

Second Hour

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Godfrey Ridout
Fall Fair
Edmonton Symphony/Uri Mayer
CBC 5069

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Rick Sowash

Four Seasons in Bellville: Autumn
Mirecourt Trio
Gasparo 254

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Aaron Copland

Down a Country Lane
St Paul CO/Hugh Wolff
Teldec 77310

Reading Donald Hall reads from "Seasons at Eagle Pond"

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Aaron Copland

Our Town
London SO/Copland
Sony 46559

Reading: Jeffrey DeMunn reads from "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder

Largo from "Xerxes"
Orpheus CO
DG 4229390

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Cyrillus Kreek

Psalm 104
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Paul Hillier
Harmonia Mundi 907311

  Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton

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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)

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

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