In Sure and Certain Hope

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

During the Civil Rights Movement, many leaders inspired and guided our country through a time of great political and social struggle. We honor them by celebrating their lives and achievements through song. Today, spirituals and tone poems focus on reflecting peace as well as the human condition: despair, hope and exultation. We celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., church leaders and others with this edition of the Choral Mix.


Traditional/Chanticleer How Sweet The Sound/Chanticleer with Bishop Yvette A Flunder, Joseph Jennings, Piano
My Soul is a Witness

Whitacre/Whitacre Choral Music/Elora Festival Singers, Noel Edison
When David Heard   

arr. Harris/What a Mighty God/VocalEssense Ensemble Singers and Chorus, Philiip Brunelle
   Go Down Moses   

arr. Adleman/What a Mighty God/VocalEssense Ensemble Singers and Chorus, Philiip Brunelle
   Swing Low, Sweet Chariot   

Clausen/Eternal Rest/Phoenix Bach Choir and Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy
   In Pace   

King/Organ and Choral Music of Larry King/Trinity Church Wall Street, Larry King and James Simmes, principal conductor
       The Prophet   

Gregorio/Christmas at St. Olaf 2008, My Spirit Sing of Wondrous Things/St. Olaf College Choir, Anton Armstrong
          Dona Nobis Pacem   

Traditional/Cool of the Day/Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, Kent Tritle
   Ain’a That a Good News   

Dawson/Cool of the Day/Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, Kent Tritle
   Soon ah will be done   

Comments [7]

Gary Ekman from Manhattan NYC

It's early morning, "My Soul Is A Witness" is playing, and the caffeine is just hitting my bloodstream. Life is good.

Listening to The Choral Mix has been an amazing experience, and the juxtaposition of this African-American gospel masterpiece with the other choral masterpieces dating back 1,000 years is truly profound.

Only from the mind of Kent Tritle.

Jan. 21 2012 08:24 AM

Eric Whitacre's When David Heard takes my breath away...very moving. Thank you for including this piece.

Jan. 16 2012 01:44 AM
Ursula from New York

Kent, how could you program this show without including Sweet Honey in the Rock?

Jan. 15 2012 11:22 PM

My Soul is a Witness was truly beautiful!!!! Wonderful selection.

Jan. 15 2012 03:57 PM
Ray Nolan from NJ

Its Sunday morning, 7:30 am and i.m listening to My Soul Is A Witness. WHERE CAN I LISTEN LIVE IN PERSON, THIS IS WONDERFUL

Jan. 15 2012 07:37 AM
Michael Meltzer

Simms, NOT Simmes.

Jan. 15 2012 07:29 AM
Erdene R. Greene from Harlem

Hello Mr. Kent Tritle,
I enjoyed listening to your program, please tell me where I can find your playlist.

Jan. 15 2012 07:27 AM

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