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27 January 2019

Walking. Morningside Gardens.

The Peat-Bog Soldiers – performed by Paul Robeson
Liberation VII, Free at Last – by Carl Davis, performed by Czech National Symphony
Duo for Violin & Viola in the Quarter-Tone System: I. Andante
Duo for Violin & Viola in the Quarter-Tone System: II. Tempo di Marcia
Duo for Violin & Viola in the Quarter-Tone System: III. Maestoso
Duo for Violin & Viola in the Quarter-Tone System: IV. Allegro
NOTE: the above four written by Gideon Klein and performed by Teng Li & Benjamin Bowman
Symphony No. 13 in B Flat Minor, Op. 113, “Babi Yar” II. Yumor – written by Shostakovich; performed by Russian State Symphony and others
Piano Sonata I: Allegro con fuoco
Piano Sonata II: Adagiao
Piano Sonata III: Allegro vivace
NOTE: the above three written by Gideon Klein and performed by Jaromir Klepec
Trio I: Allegro
Trio II: Lento – Variations on a Moravian folk song
Trio III: Molto vivace
NOTE: the above three written by Gideo Klein and perfomed by Czech String Trio
Dance – written by Hans Krasa and performed by Czech String Trio
Four Songs on Chinese Poetry: I. In the Bamboo Grove. Animato
Four Songs on Chinese Poetery: II. Sleepless Night. Con moto e poco rubato
NOTE: The above two written by Pavel Haas and performed by Karel Prusa & Jiri Pokorny

 

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Giving thanks for song

Originally written for my work blog:

I give thanks today for those who cannot keep from singing.

Song sustains us, guides us.
Song expresses our deepest fears and our most profound hopes.
Song challenges the powers and proclaims an alternative vision.
Song leads us into living that alternative.

The January Term Doctor of Ministry class meeting at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations attended chapel at the Church Center for the United Nations today. Chaplain Kathleen Stone reminded us of the power and roles of song. And I thought of:

Victor Jara
Odetta
Pete Seeger
Paul Robeson
Sweet Honey in the Rock
Vedran Smailović
Tommy Sands
and musicians through the age whose names I cannot remember, whose names I do not know, will never know,
but whose songs touch and inspire and bless people,
cause tyrants to tremble,
shape and support struggles for justice.
For each, for all I give thanks.

And it seems to me that since I believe Love is Lord of heaven and earth, it might be time to get out my guitar.

See you along the Trail.

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