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Music for Juneteenth

Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, TexasThe Portal to Texas History, via Wikimedia Commons

June 17, 2022

Juneteenth is this Sunday, June 19th. It’s the longest-running celebration of the end of slavery. For many Americans, it's a day of reflection on freedom, resilience, and strength.  Join us today for music to start celebrating this Juneteenth weekend!

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Jeff Scott: Titilayo
Imani Winds
Album: Imani Winds
Koch 7661

William Grant Still: Suite for Violin and Piano
Randall Goosby, violin | Zhu Wang, piano
Honest Brook Music Festival, Honest Brook Farm, Delhi, NY

Valerie Coleman: Concerto for Wind Quintet
Imani Winds
Album: Imani Winds: The Classical Underground
Koch 7599

Valerie Coleman: Portraits of Langston: Danse africaine
Damarre McGill, flute | Anthony McGill, clarinet | Michael McHale, piano
Album: Portraits: Works for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano
Cedille 90000172

Margaret Bonds: When the Dove Enters In
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone | Lara Downes, piano
Album: Remember Me to Harlem
Rising Sun 74227

Hour 2

Harry T. Burleigh: There Is a Balm in Gilead
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Album: In Bright Mansions

Xavier Foley: Ev'ry Voice
Sphinx Virtuosi
Sphinx Virtuosi: Tracing Visions, Ordway Concert Hall, St. Paul, MN

John W. Work, Jr.: Lord, I'm Out Here On Your Word
Zorian Wilson, tenor | Rust College A' Cappella Choir | Karl E. Twyner, conductor
Album: The World-Renowned Rust College A' Cappella Choir
Rust College A'Cappella Choir

Wallace Willis, arr. Stacey Gibbs: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Rust College A'Cappella Choir | Karl E. Twyner, conductor
Album: The World-Renowned Rust College A'Cappella Choir
Rust College A'Cappella Choir

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 ‘From the New World’: Movement 1 Adagio - Allegro molto
Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra | Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Aspen Music Festival and School, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO

Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 II. Adagio
Romauld Grimbert-Barré, violin | Colour of Music Festival Orchestra | Marlon Daniel, conductor
Colour of Music Festival Chamber Music Series, The Gaillard Center's Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall, Charleston, SC

Harry T. Burleigh: From the Southland: Movement 1 Through Moanin Pines
Kyle P. Walker, piano
Colour of Music Festival 2021 Chamber Music Series, Virtual Concert Hall, Charleston, SC