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28 January 2020

Most playlists are put together to reflect some level of diversity, Others focus on a specific day or event or person or theme. Most days no introduction to the playlist is provided. Today marks an exception.

About today’s playlist.
Forty-six years ago today, my father, William H. Koenig, died in a plane crash. A private pilot, he was flying with a colleague to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to advocate for funds for the school district where they were working. The plane went down. Both men died.

Prior to becoming a school administrator he had been a high school band director. He kept his hands in music as he career moved in a different direction. He played string bass in the pit orchestra for high school musicals and he was the first director of the hand bell choir at our church.

He also directed a community band for several years. For two years, I played baritone horn in that band.

One or another of the bands my father directed, played almost all of these songs at some point. Many of them I played under my father’s direction.

Dad – since it fell unto your lot
That you should rise and I should not
I’ll gently rise and I’ll softly call
Good night and joy be with you

Walking. Whitestone. Morningside Gardens.
Unless otherwise noted, the artist performing the songs is the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Leonard Bernstein.
Semper Fidelis
The Thunderer
Washington Post
Hands Across the Sea
Radetsky March, Op. 228
Scotland the Brave – The Pipes & Drums of the Royal Tank Regiment
Under the Double Eagle
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Stars and Stripes Forever
The British Grenadiers
The National Emblem
Rakoczy March/Hungarian March
Light Calvary Overture – London Festival Orchestra
March of the Toreadors from Carmen, Suite No. 1
Coronation March from Le Prophete
Grand March from Aida
Pomp and Circumstance

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1 December 2019

Walking. Penn Station. Whitestone. Morningside Gardens.
O Come Emmanuel – Little Windows
Day O – Harry Belafonte (R.I.P. Lord Burgess)
The Streets of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen
Waterfalls – TLC
Danny Boy – Black 47
That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne Warwick
Hold On – Sarah McLachlan
Together Again – Janet Jackson
Free Me – Sia
The Last Song – Elton John
Jesus to a Child – George Michael
Boy Blue – Cindy Lauper
Sing – Annie Lennox
For a Friend – The Communards
Sister Rosa – The Neville Brothers
Rosa Sat – Amy Dixon-Kolar
Come Faithful Ones – Red Nativity

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26 November 2019

Walking. Whitestone.
Walking. Morningside Gardens.
Sunrise on Brooklyn – Black 47
That’s the Way God Planned It – Billy Preston
Sunshine of Your Love – Cream
Hate It Here – Wilco
7 – Frank Waln, feat. Tanaya Winder
Colonel Bogey – New York Philharmonic
Strange Fire – Indigo Girls
Sisters, O Sisters – Yoko Ono
Na Buachailli A’Lainin – Clannad
Gliding – Spyro Gyra
Stressed Out – A Tribe Called Quest, feat. Faith Evans
Crying Won’t Help You – B.B. King
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac

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26 June 2019

Posted a day late.
Walking. Whitestone and Morningside Gardens
Working Class Hero – Green Day
Working on the Highway – Bruce Springsteen
Working at the Carwash Blues – Jim Croce
Joe Hill’s Last Will – John McCutcheon
Bread and Roses – Judy Collins
Which Side Are You On – Natalie Merchant
Weary Mothers – Joan Baez
The Hands That Built America – U2
Bracero – Phil Ochs
Joe Hill – Paul Robeson
The Rebel Girl – Hazel Dickens
Three Miles Down – Gil Scott-Heron
Solidarity Forever – Pete Seeger
The Internationale – Billy Bragg

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12 June 2019

Walking. Stretching. Whitestone. Morningside Gardens.
The Greatest – Sia
Hands – Various Artists
Love Make the World Go Round – Jennifer Lopez & Lin-Manuel Miranda
Pulse (The City Beautiful) – Zen Fuse Box
Pulse – Chakra Khan
Pulse – Melissa Etheridge
Not Myself – Sharon Van Etten
I Know a Place – MUNA
Misirlou – Kumbia Queers
Beautiful Strangers – Kevin Moby
Antonio – Bruno Turo
God Bless the Children – TT The Artist
La Yuta – Dani Umpi
Here in Spirit – Jim James
I Am Orlando – Alejandra Ribera

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Purple flowers, guest collection #93

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26 May, 2019
Whitestone, New York
photo by Beth Handler

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Purple flowers, guest collection #92

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26 May, 2019
Whitestone, New York
photo by Beth Handler

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