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Every Good Thing

Every Good Thing 2018

This Thanksgiving, host Elena See and classical music fans from around the country take time to give thanks and celebrate one of life's most meaningful gifts: music. Audiences will hear listeners from across the U.S. share stories about their favorite classical music pieces.


• Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man: Benedictus — Daniel Hope, violin; German Chamber Orchestra

• Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man — Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

• Eric Whitacre: Alleluia — Eric Whitacre Singers

• Eric Whitacre: Sainte-Chapelle — Tallis Scholars

• I Thank You God for this Most Amazing Day — Eric Whitacre Singers

• Johann Pachelbel: Canon — Claire Jones, harp; Studio Orchestra

• Mark O'Connor: Butterfly's Day Out — Mark O'Connor, violin

• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: "Voi che sapete" from the Marriage of Figaro — Magdalena Kozena, mezzo-soprano; Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment

• Johannes Brahms: Adagio from Symphony No. 2 — Staatskapelle Berlin

• Eric Whitacre: This Marriage — Polyphony; Stephen Layton, conductor

• Claude Debussy: Claire de Lune — Simon Trpceski, piano

• Claude Debussy: Claire de Lune — Boston Pops Orchestra

• Traditional: Shenandoah — Modern Mandolin Quartet

• Traditional: Shenandoah — Lara Downes, piano

• Jay Ungar: Thanksgiving Waltz — Jay Ungar, fiddle

• Gregori Allegri: Miserere — Tallis Scholars

• Ludovico Einaudi: I Giorni — Daniel Hope, violin; German Chamber Orchestra

• Ludwig van Beethoven: "Pleasant, cheerful feelings aroused on approaching the countryside" from Symphony No. 6 — Minnesota Orchestra

• George Frederic Handel: Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah — Boston Baroque

• Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man — Benedictus Daniel Hope, violin; German Chamber Orchestra

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