Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of December 16-20, 2002. The dates
on the playlists are the dates the programs are distributed to
stations. Please check the program ID number to verify the
program if your station broadcasts the program on a different
day than it is distributed.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH THE MEDIAEVAL BAEBES Nothing better than some Mediaeval plainsong for the holidays.
So we'll revisit this concert where England's Mediaeval Baebes
come into the Echoes Living Room to sing their madrigals and plainsong
live. The Mediaeval Baebes are a vocal choir from England who
have taken Mediaeval poetry and songs and cast them across 8 beautiful
voices. Neither an updating nor a faithful recreation, the Baebes
write most of their own melodies, but in an ancient style, using
poetry from and writings in Latin and Early English. Their latest
CD, The Rose (Nettwerk America) is their most gorgeous yet. John
Diliberto sits in the middle of the Mediaeval Baebes as they intone
A FANTASY SOUNDTRACK FOR THE LORD OF THE RINGS On the eve of the release of THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO
TOWERS, Echoes creates a fantasy soundtrack of music inspired
by the J.R.R. Tolkien novels. It's the music you wish had been
used on the film soundtrack including music from Sally Oldfield's
THE WATERBEARER and two artists who took their names from the
novels, Gandalf and Shadowfax. It's a journey through Middle Earth
in a Lord of the Rings Suite.
NICHOLAS GUNN'S AMERICAN LANDSCAPES Nicholas Gunn makes his living from the land. He's not a farmer.
He's a flute player who has been crafting compositions inspired
by the natural wonders of America. It began in 1991 with his album,
AFTERNOON IN SEDONA and continues through MUSIC OF THE GRAND CANYON
and his latest, THROUGH THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS (Gemini Sun
Records). Gunn's music isn't chirping crickets and babbling brooks.
ALong with his flute he uses dynamic African percussion and synthesizers
to create his environmentally friendly music. He talks about it
AN ECHOES WINTER SOLSTICE Echoes greets the longest night of the year with a Winter's
Solstice Celebration. With not a carol in earshot, we paint a
winter's landscape in sound, pristine and serene. Includes music
from Windham Hill Winter Solstice collections, the Celtic/Scandinavian/German
group, Norland Wind, and Monk's "How Like A Winter."
Echoes Programs for the week of December 16-20,
Click on a program number to see that day's playlist.
Some stations tape-delay Echoes, please check with
your local station if there is some question about what program
was aired on a specific day.
The playlists include start times that indicate the
approximate beginning of that piece of music, represented in minutes
and seconds after the start of the hour.
There are also links to purchase many of the CDs, clicking
the "buy-it" button will take you to an Amazon.com entry
with more information about the CD. If there is no "buy-it"
button, the CD is not currently carried by Amazon.com.
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