#2630: Long Time Traveling (Encore Edition)

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From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, Anonymous 4, the famed early music vocal quartet, teams up with violinist Darol Anger and guitarist Scott Nygaard to revisit early American folk spirituals, shape-note hymns, and Gospel blues.

Straight out of the Ozark and the Appalachian mountains, A4 sing shape note tunes in the spare three-part harmonizations in which they first appear in the nineteenth-century tunebooks. With some instrumental accompaniment by former Turtle Islander fiddler/mandolin player Darol Anger and guitarist Scott Nygaard, there’s a folk/country/roots feeling to each deeply-researched sung poem, which tells a story of love and loss, hope and redemption.

PROGRAM # 2630, "Long Time Traveling, Part I" (First aired on 1/18/07)





Anonymous 4 + 2 : Darol Anger and Scott Nygaard

New Sounds Live at Merkin Hall, 12/7/06

I'm on my Journey Home [3:30]
Where We'll Never Grow Old [3:30]
An Address for all instruments/Like Noah's Weary Dove [4:00]
Ecstasy [4:00]
Mercy Seat [3:00]
Merrick [4:00]
Father Adieu [3:30]
Evening Prayer Blues [4:30]
I Shall Be Satisfied [3:30]
Green Pastures [3:30]

Many of these tunes are on the "Gloryland" CD,
Harmonia Mundi #907400**