Honoring COVID-19 Victims

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On Monday, 8/31/20, the City of Detroit hosted a Memorial Drive procession on Belle Isle to honor the more than 1500 Detroiters lost to COVID-19.  Below is the “soundtrack” provided by WRCJ 90.9 FM on that day.  If you have lost a loved one during this Pandemic, please accept our condolences.  Now more than ever, we can take comfort in the healing power of music.  Thank you for sharing the August 31 Memorial Drive with us.  Below is our playlist for that day.

Thank you to Rochelle Riley and Mayor Mike Duggan for creating such a powerful memorial on Belle Isle as we pay tribute to the more than 1,500 Detroiters lost to this pandemic.  Now more than ever, we rely on the healing power of music.  Stay safe and be well.

6:00am Hailstork, Adolphus: Celebration!
Freeman, Paul, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

6:03am Scott, Cyril: Early One Morning
Brabbins, Martyn, BBC Philharmonic

6:19am Kreisler, Fritz: Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta

6:28am Vivaldi, Antonio: Concerto (for strings) in B Flat, RV 164
Alessandrini, Rinaldo, Concerto Italiano

6:33am Schubert, Franz: “Ständchen” (Serenade) from “Schwanengesang”, D. 957 (for salon orchestra)
I Salonisti

6:40am Ellington, Duke: “The single petal of a rose”

6:44am Wagner, Richard: “Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg”: Act I- Prelude
Klemperer, Otto, Philharmonia Orchestra

7:00am Chabrier, Emmanuel: “Le roi malgre lui”: “Fete polonaise”
Järvi, Neeme, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

7:07am Krebs, Johann Ludwig: Fantasia in f (for organ and oboe), Krebs-WV 604

7:13am Sousa, John Philip: The Pride of the Wolverines
Smith, Leonard B., The Detroit Concert Band

7:20am Gershwin, George: “I Got Rhythm” Variations (for piano and orchestra)
Waart, de Edo, Monte-Carlo Opera Orchestra

7:29am Rieding, Oskar: Violin Concerto in b, Op. 35
Foster, Lawrence, The Juilliard Orchestra

7:40am Elgar, Edward: “Sospiri,” (for strings) Op. 70
Barbirolli, Sir John, New Philharmonia Orchestra

7:46am Saint-Saens, Camille: Romance for Horn and Piano, Op. 67

8:00am Martini, Jean Paul Egide: “Plaisir d’amour” (for violin and salon orchestra)
Rieu, André, Maastricht Salon Orchestra

8:04am Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich: Symphony No. 5 in e, Op. 64 (2nd movement)
Slatkin, Leonard, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

8:20am Barber, Samuel: Adagio for Strings
Slatkin, Leonard, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

8:29am Bach, Johann Sebastian: “Little” Fugue in g, BWV 578 (transcribed for orchestra by Leopold Stokowski)
Nezet-Seguin, Yannick, The Philadelphia Orchestra

8:33am Debussy, Claude: “Berceuse heroique” (for orchestra)
Markl, Jun, Orchestre National de Lyon

8:40am Gabriel, Charles H.: His Eye Is On The Sparrow
Norman, Jessye

8:45am —-The Bells Of Westminister Abbey ringing

8:52am Simon, Paul: Bridge Over Troubled Water|
King’s Singers

9:00am Brahms, Johannes: “Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen…” (“How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings”) from “A German Requiem”
Robert Shaw Chorale & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

9:17am Williams, Clifton: The Sinfonians
Quick, Edward
Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts Wind Symphony

9:25am Dorsey, Thomas: Precious Lord
Franklin, Aretha

9:30am Mahler, Gustav: Symphony No. 2 in c (“Resurrection”): Movement III
Bernstein, Leonard, New York Philharmonic

9:40am Gordon, Irving: Unforgettable
Cole, Nat King & Natalie

9:45am Weiss/Thiele: What A Wonderful World
Terfel, Bryn with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra

9:50am –Series of listener requested songs

10:01am Puccini, Giacomo: “Crisantemi” (for string quartet)
Emerson Quartet

10:17am Newton, John: Amazing Grace
Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Pipe Band

10:23am Mormon Tabernacle Choir Song
From Songs Of Inspiration Album

10:30am Anonymous: There Is a Balm in Gilead
Battle, Kathleen & Norman, Jessye
with Members Of The New York Philharmonic & Members of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

10:34am Mormon Tabernacle Choir Song
From Rock Of Ages Album

10:38am Holst, Gustav: The Planets: Venus, Bringer Of Peace
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

10:49am Traditional: When The Saints Go Marching In
Jackson, Mahalia

10:56am Arlen/Mercer: Come Rain Or Come Shine
Mayfield, Irvin & Marsalis, Ellis

10:58am Ellington, Duke: Psalm 23
Ellington, Duke & Jackson, Mahalia

11:03am Gaye/Benson/Cleveland: Wholy Holy
Gaye, Marvin and members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

11:05am Vaughan Williams, Ralph: The Lark Ascending

11:32am Piece with Jubilant Sykes

11:40am Schubert, Franz: C Major Quintet: II.

11:50am Boberg, Carl: How Great Thou Art
Jackson, Mahalia

11:55am Biebl, Franz: Ave Maria

12:01pm Herbert, Philip: Elegy
Sphinx Virtuosi

12:11pm Brahms, Johannes: German Requiem: I.

12:27pm Berlin, Irving: Always
Fitzgerald, Ella

12:30pm Korngold, Erich Wolfgang: Violin Concerto: II.|
Perlman, Itzhak

12:41pm Khachaturian, Aram:  Spartacus: Adagio

12:54pm Just A Closer Walk With Thee

12:59pm Dvorak, Antonin: Symphony No.9: II.

1:20pm Gospel piece

1:22pm Ravel, Maurice: Piano Concerto

1:38pm: Amazing Grace

1:42pm Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis

2:02pm Parker, Charles: We’ll Meet Again
Lynn, Vera

2:06pm Borodin, Alexander: String Quartet No.2: Nocturne

2:20pm Gross/Lawrence: Tenderly
Fitzgerald, Ella & Armstrong, Louis

2:24pm Ponce, Manuel: Estrellita (Little Star)
Heifetz, Jascha

2:30pm Kreisler, Fritz: Love’s Sorrow

2:36pm Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Fitzgerald, Ella & Armstrong, Louis

2:43pm Beethoven

2:54pm Crouch, Andrae: Gathering
Fraser, Linda Evans

3:00pm Walker, George: Lyric For Strings
Gupton, Damon, Sphinx Virtuosi

3:10pm Faure, Gabriel: In Paradisum

3:17pm Mozart piece

3:23pm Jubilant Sykes & Terence Blanchard song

3:27pm Brahms, Johannes: Symphony No. 4 in e, Op. 98 (2nd movement)
Slatkin, Leonard, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

3:41pm Schubert, Franz: Trio: Nocturne In E Flat

3:51pm Faure, Gabriel: Requiem, Op. 48: “Pie Jesu”
Davis, Andrew, Philharmonia Orchestra

3:56pm Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich: Andante cantabile, from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11 (arranged for string orchestra by Thomas Frost)
Ormandy, Eugene, Philadelphia Orchestra

4:00pm Loewe, Frederick: “If Ever I Would Leave You” from “Camelot”
Gemignani, Paul, The American Theater Orchestra

4:04pm Rachmaninoff, Sergei: Prelude in b, Op. 32, No. 10
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4:11pm Harline, Leigh: “When You Wish Upon a Star” (arranged for violin and orchestra by Adam & Steven Schoenberg )
E ONE:7792
Akiko Meyers, Anne
Lockhart, Keith, London Symphony Orchestra

4:15pm Traditional American: “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing…”
Wilberg, Mack
Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra at Temple Square

4:22pm Grieg, Edvard: “Lyric Suite”, Op. 54
Engeset, Bjarte, Malmo Symphony Orchestra

4:40pm Debussy, Claude: Sarabande (Orchestration by Maurice Ravel)
Talmi, Yoav, Orchestre symphonique de Quebec

4:45pm Rachmaninoff, Sergei: Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op 3: Serenade in b-flat

4:48pm Rutter, John: “The Quest” (for choir and orchestra)
Rutter, John, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

5:00pm Franck, Cesar: Symphony in d (2nd movement: Allegretto)
Paray, Paul, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

5:09pm Johannsson, Johann: “The Theory of Everything” (for violin and chamber orchestra)
Dubeau, Angele, La Pieta

5:19pm Ketelbey, Albert W.: “In a Monastery Garden”
Lanchbery, John, Philharmonia Orchestra

5:25pm Sibelius, Jean: “The Swan of Tuonela”
Sakari, Petri, Iceland Symphony Orchestra

5:35pm Rodgers and Hammerstein: “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (from “Carousel”)
Daniel, Paul, English Northern Philharmonia

5:40pm Barber, Samuel: “Agnus Dei”
Temple, David, Crouch End Festival Chorus

5:47pm Metheny, Pat: ‘Letter from Home” (arranged by Petr Saidl for guitar quartet)

5:49pm Herrmann, Bernard: “Fahrenheit 451”: The Road and Finale
Salonen, Esa-Pekka, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

6:00pm Dvorak, Antonin: Symphony No. 9 in e, Op. 95 (“From the New World”): II Largo
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Kubelik, Rafael, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

6:11pm Kreisler, Fritz: “Liebesleid” (for cello and piano)

6:16pm Bruckner, Anton: Symphony No. 1 in c (2nd movement: Adagio)
Jochum, Eugen, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

6:29pm Brahms, Johannes: Andante from String Sextet No. 1, Op. 18 (arranged for String Orchestra by David Matthews)
Davis, Carl, London Philharmonic Orchestra

6:38pm Verdi, Giuseppe: “Nabucco”: “Va, pensiero sull’ali dorate…” (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
Muti, Riccardo, Philharmonia Orchestra

6:45pm Bach, Johann Sebastian: Chorale Prelude: “Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam…”, BWV 685

6:47pm Handel, George Frideric: “Serse”: Largo (“Ombra mai fu…)
Järvi, Neeme, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

6:53pm Puccini, Giacomo: “Nessun dorma!” from “Turandot”
Mehta, Zubin, London Philharmonic Orchestra


Note: this playlist is somewhat incomplete as many of the musical selections were chosen by the hosts “in the moment” as they responded to the day’s events. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Honoring COVID-19 Victims

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