Sacred Sundays: Duke Ellington

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Host David Garland invites weekday Evening Music host Terrance McKnight to present sacred music that he knows and loves, and Terrance joins David to offer us Duke Ellington's "Second Sacred Concert." This multi-part work brings Ellington's colorful, jazz-based music together with a sense of worship and wonder. The piece was dear to Ellington's heart, and was first performed at New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine in 1968.

Comments [6]

Vic from Bernardsville, NJ

What about Ellington's, "First Sacred Concert" ?

Though I've heard only parts of this recording years ago, I believe Ellington created (along with a female vocalist) a beautiful rendition of, The 23rd. Psalm...
Restoring souls
If you can find this recording, David, I wish you would play it.
Best regards ~

Nov. 24 2008 01:02 AM

Could someone post (or link to) that Duke Ellington quote Terrance McKnight read on the air tonight?

It was beautiful.


Nov. 24 2008 12:00 AM
gabe from new york

does anyone know the name of the icelandic composer that was played after duke?

Nov. 23 2008 11:39 PM
paul cooper from newjersey

This brings back lots memories of days when music had spiritual purpoeses

Nov. 23 2008 09:29 PM
Nancy from New Jersey

Stunning vocals and quirky lyrics are making this quite intriguing. I'll listen through.

Nov. 23 2008 08:58 PM
Mary Hunt from East Village

Good thing Duke Ellington did not go into the ministry. This is a downright boring, over baked arrangement.

Nov. 23 2008 08:31 PM

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