Responsorium 9/11


Listen to music written in response to the 9/11 attacks.  Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Steve Reich and John Adams each used an almost documentary approach to the events of 9/11; we’ll hear excerpts from both.  Michael Gordon’s “The Sad Park” is built on recordings of young children in the playground on Chambers Street, two blocks from the World Financial Center, describing that morning.  And Robert Moran’s new “Trinity Requiem” was written for the nearby Trinity Church choir.  We’ll hear excerpts from those pieces as well on this New Sounds.

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

Excerpt, [1:00]

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Steve Reich, Kronos Quartet

WTC 9/11

I. 9/11 [2:00]

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Robert Moran, Trinity Youth Chorus

The Trinity Requiem

Conclusion, excerpt [3:00]

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Listen to the entire Requiem here: