Measuring Time Playlist: 9/11/11

Saturday, September 10, 2011

WNYC and WQXR want to enhance the spirit of this anniversary for all of our listeners. So we created a special playlist of music of all genres suggested by listeners to mark the occasion.

Listen to the Measuring Time project on air beginning at noon, Sunday September 11, on 93.9 FM, hosted by John Schaefer of WNYC’s Soundcheck and New Sounds. The playlist is below.

You can also listen to a special Measuring Time online stream.


Fanfare for the Common Man

Simon and Garfunkle: The Boxer

Laura Nyro: Save the Country

Tom Petty: Won’t Back Down

Marvin Gaye: Mercy Mercy Me

Faure: Requiem (In Paradisum)

Radiohead: The National Anthem

Cat Stevens: The Wind

John Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls (excerpt)

Jay Z: Empire State of Mind

John Lennon: Imagine

Violeta Parra: Gracias a la Vida

Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1

Rufus Wainwright: Hallelujah

Elvis Perkins: Doomsday

U2: Bad

Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings

Warren Zevon: Knocking on Heaven’s Door             

Nirvana: All Apologies

Patti Smith: Elegie

Aaron Copland: Quiet City

Neko Case: Alone and Foresaken

Enya: Only Time

Vaughn Williams: The Lark Ascending

Sigur Ros: Glosoli

Woody Guthrie: This Land is Your Land

Brahms: German Requiem (last movement)

Mahalia Jackson: Keep Your Hand on the Plow

Mos Def: Umi Says

James Taylor: Hard Times Come Again No More

Gorecki: Symphony No. 3 (excerpt)

Van Morrison: Real Real Gone

Paul Simon: American Tune

Dvorak: Largo from New World Symphony

Sara Maclachlan: I will Remember You

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, last movement (excerpt)

America the Beautiful: Ray Charles

Bruce Springsteen: The Rising

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Comments [15]

Nancy C from Blooming Grove NY

This was such a fantasticidea! For several days, I enjoyed listening to the playlist and the respective callers' stories.

But I am disappointed that it is no longer available for playing. Please place a link to the broadcast on the 9/11 and /or playlist page. Thank you.

Sep. 15 2011 09:36 PM
Michelle from NYC

I wish that the playlist played the original Leonard Cohen version of Hallelujah, and not the later Rufus Wainwright cover. There are a lot of other good covers (like Jeff Buckley's, k.d.lang's, etc.) of Cohen's song, but nothing like the original.

Sep. 11 2011 11:48 PM
Ray Bartolota from East Meadow

A brilliant idea to solicit input from your listeners resulting in a beautiful and moving memorial.
Please package this program into a podcast so it can be listened to again and again.

Sep. 11 2011 08:37 PM
Kathryn from West Hempstead, NY

The program is hauntingly beautiful. I found tears coming down my face throughout the program. Such a collection, I am so grateful for this gift to your audience.

Sep. 11 2011 05:20 PM
kathleen Casserly from Huntington

John, well done. I loved the program until the choice of America the Beautiful. How about "What a Wonderful World" or Spem in Alium (Hope in All Things)? The world is suffering and struggling, not just the USA.

Sep. 11 2011 03:58 PM
rivka rachum

This was a wonderful idea! I would have chosen Renee Fleming's "Hard Times Come Again No More", but all the choices have been spot on. I'd like to see this done every year. Thank you fellow listeners and thank you WNYC.

Sep. 11 2011 03:21 PM
Len Maniace from Jackson Heights, Queens

A most powerful memorial. I couldn't imagine one more beautiful.

Sep. 11 2011 03:15 PM
David Risk from New York

Quite a splendid menu.
Several land a direct punch to the heart.
My profound thanks, John Schaefer.

Sep. 11 2011 03:10 PM
John Wood from Bronxville, NY

Please play In The Arms Of an Angel - Sarah McLaughlin for those healing from the losses and hurt of 911. Thank you. John

Sep. 11 2011 03:10 PM
Joe L. from Brooklyn

The show is wonderful, but I'd like to correct one thing. The excerpt played from the Brahms Requiem was not the last movement, "Selig Sind," as announced. It was the fourth movement, "Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen" ("How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place").

Sep. 11 2011 02:45 PM
gary grossman from riverside, ct

thank you. your program was memorable.

Sep. 11 2011 01:59 PM
karen from Morristown, NJ

A shining and splendid moment for WNYC and the listening public! It is common these days for New Yorkers to speak to each other in playlists. When words are not enough, as they simply are not on this 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, melody and lyric combine to remember the collective and personal images of that day - and the meaning that will continue to resonate through time.

Sep. 11 2011 01:58 PM
Stefany Grossman from Riverside, Ct

Playlist brings me peace and calm on a day
like today

Sep. 11 2011 01:48 PM
Jennie Livingston from Brooklyn

Wow this is so good. What a wonderful idea for today, and what skillful and soulful execution.

Sep. 11 2011 01:37 PM
Joanne from Boonton, NJ

Looks like the 24/7 Measuring Time online stream is down.

Sep. 11 2011 10:30 AM

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