Program #1977

Music based on sacred texts, from John Adams, Towering Inferno, Wally Brill, David Hykes, and more.

PROGRAM #1977, music on sacred texts (First aired on 9/25/01)





Bäckström/Hedin/ Knutsson


Psalm 199, excerpt

Atrium #22197 Swedish import. , or fax 46-8-752-2616

John Adams

El Niño

In the Day of the Great Slaughter [4:00]

Nonesuch #79634** or other online sources: PRMS*,,, etc.

Towering Inferno


The Rose [3:30] Kaddish [3:00]

Island #162 531 034** Try Tower, J&R, Virgin, HMV, or other better stores; or call PRMS*.

Wally Brill

The Covenant

Secret of the Sabbath [6:00]

Six Degrees/Island #314 524 422**. See the online sources listed above.

Robin Williamson


Caeli enarrant gloriam Dei [6:30]

Pig's Whisker #5023.; ;Pig's Whisker, PO Box 114, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S40 3YU

David Hykes & The Harmonic Choir

Harmonic Meetings

Hallelujah [7:00]

Celestial Harmonies #13013/14**

Kronos Quartet

Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam

Ascending The Heaven Ladder, excerpt [4:00]

Nonesuch #79639**.

*Public Radio Music Source, a buying service for recordings.
**In most better stores; in NY, try J&R on Park Row, Tower Records, Virgin megastore at Times Square, HMV, Other Music on 3rd St., etc.