Performance Today

Seven Last Words of the Unarmed

Members of the Morehouse College Glee Club with the Tallahassee Symphony OrchestraPhoto: Michael Copeland

May 06, 2021

It's one of most emotionally moving and relevant pieces of the 21st century. On today's show, hear Seven Last Words of the Unarmed by Joel Thompson, performed by the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the Morehouse College Glee Club, and the Florida A&M University Concert Choir.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Irving Fine: Partita for Wind Quintet: Gigue
New York Woodwind Quintet
Album: Irving Fine: Notturno, Partita, String Quartet & The Hour Glass
Nonesuch 79175-1

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 1 for Two Pianos, Op. 5, Fantaisie-tableaux
Wu Han, piano; Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, CA

Paul Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2
New York Woodwind Quintet
Rockport Music, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

Julia Perry: Short Piece for Orchestra
Imperial Philharmonic of Tokyo; William Strickland, conductor
Album: Music of Talma, Fine, Perry, Daniels & Howe
NWCRI 145

Hour 2

Gabriel Faure: Lady of the Castle in Her Tower
Susann McDonald, harp
Album: Harp Spectacular: Susann McDonald
Klavier 11004

Leos Janacek: Pohadka for cello and piano
Jonah Ellsworth, cello; Heng-Jin Park, piano
Rockport Music, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

Gabriel Faure: Masques et bergamasques, Op. 112
ROCO; Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
ROCO, Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion, Houston TX

Joel Thompson: Seven Last Words of the Unarmed
Morehouse College Glee Club
Florida A&M Concert Choir
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra; David Morrow, conductor
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL