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This episode of 'Extra Eclectic' features music by composer John Adams.
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Extra Eclectic

America in the now

Extra Eclectic - July 3, 2024

On the latest episode of Extra Eclectic, we celebrate Independence Day. Host Steve Seel brings us a full two hours of music by American composers. Laurie Anderson’s Statue of Liberty, Alex Berko’s Sacred Place, Bryce Dessner’s Circles and John Adams’ Shaker Loops are among the selections. Listen now!


Statue of Liberty
Laurie Anderson
Lara St. John, violin
Ancalagon 145

Kevin Puts
Miro Quartet
Pentatone 7227

Sacred Place
Alex Berko
Craig Hella Johnson, conductor
Haitham Haidar, tenor, Kathlene Ritch, soprano, Chelsea Helm, soprano, David Kurtenbach Rivera, tenor, Lauren McAllister, alto, Simon Barrad, baritone
Delos 3601

Soul House: Cooper Beech
Robert Honstein
Hub New Music

i carry your heart
Eric Whitacre
Eric Whitacre, conductor
Eric Whitacre Singers
MPR Recording

Kellam’s Reel/Rusty Gully
Nathan Koci/James Moore/Eleonore Oppenheim/Caroline Shaw
The Hands Free
New Amsterdam 100

Bryce Dessner
Takacs Quartet
Julien Labro, bandoneon
Yarlung 59691

Shaker Loops
John Adams
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor
London Chamber Orchestra
EMI 6627

again (after ecclesiastes)
David Lang
Paul Hillier, conductor
Theatre of Voices
Harmonia Mundi 807496

Amazing Grace
Ben Johnston
Kronos Quartet
Nonesuch 79394

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