The Orchestra Rocks

Listen to Joby Talbot’s remarkable orchestrations of songs by The White Stripes - "Aluminium" - on this edition of New Sounds. Talbot, who was part of the cult British band The Divine Comedy, has collaborated with Ute Lemper, and has written some killin’ scores for films, in addition to re-imagining Jack White’s blues-based tunes. There’s also music by Jaz Coleman, who founded the legendary post-punk experimental group, Killing Joke. We’ll hear Coleman's violin concerto based on songs by The Doors. The work was written for Nigel Kennedy, and commemorates those who fell in the Vietnam War. Also, hear Philip Glass’s “Low Symphony,” based on music by David Bowie and Brian Eno. Plus orchestral music by rockers Jon Lord, and David Byrne and more.

PROGRAM # 2608, The Orchestra Rocks (First aired on 11/21/06)





The White Stripes


The Hardest Button To Button [2:00]

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The Hardest Button To Button [3:00]

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The White Stripes

De Stijl

I’m Bound To Pack It Up [3:00]

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I’m Bound To Pack It Up [4:00] Forever For Her (Is Over For Me ) [4:30]

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Kennedy & Jaz Coleman

The Doors Concerto

Riders On the Storm [6:30] Spanish Caravan [6:00]

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David Byrne

The Forest

Kish [6:00]

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Jon Lord


Bourree [5:00] Pavan [5:00]

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