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Extra Eclectic

Music for Thanksgiving and a starry November night

Extra Eclectic - Nov. 22, 2023

It's American sounds on the latest episode of Extra Eclectic in honor of Thanksgiving. Host Steve Seel features Judd Greenstein's Four on the Floor, John Corigliano's Soliloquy for clarinet and John Adams' famous minimalist meditation, Shaker Loops. In the second hour, we’ll hear a tribute to the starry skies that herald the winter season, with star-themed pieces by John Luther Adams, Robert Morris and Stanley Grill.


Road Movies: Relaxed Groove
Composer: John Adams
Soloists: Jennifer Koh - violin
Cedille 103

Four on the Floor
Composer: Judd Greenstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Jasper String Quartet
Dorian 92212

Bounce Bounce
Composer: Hilary Hahn/Hauschka
Soloists: Hilary Hahn - violin
DG 16798

Composer: John Corigliano
Orchestra/Ensemble: Tesla Quartet
Soloists: Alexander Fiterstein - clarinet
Orchid 100106

Shaker Loops
Composer: John Adams
Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Chamber Orchestra
EMI 6627

Jubilate Deo
Composer: Dobrinka Tabakova
Conductor: Christopher Gray
Orchestra/Ensemble: Truro Cathedral Choir
Soloists: Joseph Wicks - organ
Regent 530

Canticles of the Sky: Sky With Four Suns
Composer: John Luther Adams
Conductor: Hans Jorgen Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Northwestern University Cello Ensemble
Cold Blue 41

Radif IV "Stars of Highest Magnitude"
Composer: Robert Morris
Orchestra/Ensemble: Galax Quartet
Soloists: David Morris - crystal goblets
Music and Arts 1297

The Beckoning Stars
Composer: Stanley Grill
Orchestra/Ensemble: Camerata Philadelphia
Innova 48

Almost Morning
Composer: Jeff Beal
Orchestra/Ensemble: Trio Accento
Soloists: Michael Chang - viola
Albany 1792

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