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A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. on WRTI 90.1: Sunday at 4 PM

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Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

On Sunday, January 20th at 4 PM, we honor the memory of MLK with “A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr" on WRTI 90.1.

Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up listening to and singing church songs, and saw gospel and folk music as natural tools to further the civil rights movement.

In this hour-long special, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work--and examines how the musical community responded to and participated in Dr. King's cause.

MUSICAL EXCERPTS:

Precious Lord Take My Hand
Gospel

Soon, One Mornin'
Spiritual

Gone With the Wind: Tara's Theme
Max Steiner

Ave Maria
Franz Schubert

My Country 'tis of Thee
Traditional

Brothers, Sing On
Edvard Grieg

Lonesome Trail Blues
Bumble Bee Slim

Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
Billie Holiday, vocals

One O'Clock Jump
Count Basie and His Orchestra

Der Nussbaum No. 3, Op. 25
Robert Schumann

Louise: Depuis le jour
Gustave Charpentier

Plaisir D'Amour
Johann Paul A. Martini

Symphony No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 21
George Chadwick

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 83
Johannes Brahms

Lucia di Lammermoor: Regnava del silencio
Gaetano Donizetti

The Alabama bus
Brother Will Hairston

Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round
Spiritual

We Shall not be Moved
Spiritual

Elijah Rock
arr. by J. Hairston

Black, Brown, Beige: Black
Duke Ellington

King Fit de battle of Alabama
Duke Ellington

Guys and Dolls: The Oldest Established (Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York)
Frank Loesser
The Rat Pack Live at the Sands.

Amen
Ottis Redding

We Shall Overcome
Pete Seeger

Only a pawn in their Game
Bob Dylan

Oh Freedom
Odetta

Alabama
John Coltrane

Freedom Now Suite: Freedom Day
Max Roach

Fables of Faubus
Charles Mingus

Change is Gonna Come
Sam Cooke

People Get Ready
Curtis Mayfield
Curits mayfield and the Impressions.

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
Spiritual

There is a Balm in Gilead
Spiritual

Precious Lord Take My Hand
Gospel

Precious Lord Take My Hand
Spiritual

The Passion of Martin Luther King
Nicolas Flagello

Symphony No. 1 (Homage to M.Luther King)
Leonardo Balada