Responsorium 9/11

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Listen to Pulitzer-prize winning John Adams’ - “On the Transmigration of Souls,” written for the first anniversary of the attacks.  Then there's Michael Gordon’s “The Sad Park,” made from the electronically manipulated voices of children who witnessed the World Trade Center attack, and premiered in September of 2006.  Plus, an excerpt from Robert Moran’s brand-new “Trinity Requiem,” featuring the Trinity Youth Chorus.   

PROGRAM #3244 Responsorium 9/11  (First aired on 9/11/11)    





John Adams,
New York Philharmonic, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, New York Choral Artists, Lorin Maazel, conductor

John Adams - On the Transmigration of Souls

John Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls, excerpt [14:00]

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Michael Gordon, Kronos Quartet

The Sad Park, live

Opening, [1:00]
Selections, [14:00]

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Robert Moran, Trinity Youth Chorus

The Trinity Requiem

Introit, excerpt, [1:00]

Kyrie, [4:55]
Psalm 23, [3:41]
Pie Jesu, [2:28]
Conclusion, excerpt [3:00]


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Listen to the entire Requiem here:


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Comments [1]

NYCKim from New York, NY

Thank you for sharing such an amazing work in such an appropriate way. I agree that this was a long and trying day. I had physically removed myself from the city in order to avoid all of the crowds and what I feared might be an overwrought or inappropriate atmosphere on this 10th anniversary. But as I returned home to my beloved NYC on the night of Sept. 11 and saw the colorfully lit skyscrapers rise before me, I found myself tuning in to WNYC and feeling awash in the serenity of John Adams' "On the Transmigration of Souls".

The synchronicity was almost emotionally overwhelming. I continued my drive home completely transfixed by how the mood of the music matched the mood of the city that night. It's exactly what we needed, when we needed it.

Sep. 13 2011 05:04 PM

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