Skip to comments.In Memoriam: Music for 9/11
Posted on 09/11/2011 11:01:25 AM PDT by EveningStar
I thought it would be good to post music appropriate for 9/11.
Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings
Arvo Pärt - Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
The composer Arvo Pärt's last name is pronounced pairt - as in pair - and today is his 76th birthday.
Verizon is to be commended for such a courageous, comforting and hopeful effort on this day for reflection.
--Bob Dylan, Masters of War
The closing of the Gounod St Cecilia Mass: “Domine, salvum fac,” the modern version, not the original reference to Napoleon III.
“Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” — Toby Keith.
The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
Mahlers 6th symphony (http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2002/May02/Mahler6_MTT.htm) performed on Sept. 12-15, 2001 by the San Francisco Sympony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. You can feel 9/11 in this amazing performance.
Let the Hero born of woman crush the serpent with his heel
I picture this as a serpent wearing a turban.
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September Morning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62Yvy_7pRnk
The Attack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuicXs3BCok
This was commissioned in 2003 by the American Choral Directors Association. Today it was slated to be performed by singers from across the country, directed by Clausen, at the 9-11 memorial in NYC. It is a beautiful work. Clausen is a gifted choral conductor and composer of choral music.
If I never hear the Barber Adagio again I`ll be happy, but Arvo Part`s music is just beautiful--I`ve yet to hear a piece of his I don`t like.
Wasn’t the Mahler Sixth played by the Deutschlandsender on the announcement of the death of Hitler?
I know it’s not music, but I’d like to have the poem that can be seen at the above link read aloud at one of the 9-11 Memorials.
The poem is about the Battle of Lepanto, written by GK Chesterton, and concerns the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
I would post the entire poem here, but it’s pretty long, hence the link.
For me, it has to be the “Adagio in G.”
And while we are remembering old battles...9/11-12/1683, when Christian armies under King John Sobieski of Poland defeated the Turkish army besieging Vienna.
At first I thought the music was Bach, but it was Arvo. I do recommend the film.
After Roosevelt dies, one of the Japanese war ministers explains to the others that Truman means "True Man." Another minister says, "I hope so. I didn't care much for Roosevelt."
WGBH in Boston had a full day of classical music. They broadcast two different memorial concerts. One of them was a choral piece commissioned by the Vatican for this day. It was beautiful.
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