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9/11: Music of Reflection and Resilience

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Saturday we remember the terrorist attacks of 2001 with a special morning of music. Tune in from 7 a.m. to 12 noon as Elliott Forrest presents works inspired by 9/11, including Eric Ewazen’s A Hymn for the Lost and the Living, Kernis’s Sarabanda in Memoriam, and John Adams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning piece On the Transmigration of Souls

Other works explore the concept of mourning and loss, including the Rutter Requiem and Barber's Agnus Dei (based on the Adagio for Strings). Still other pieces were chosen by our listeners as music that typifies the New York spirit.

Is there a piece of music that you identify with 9/11? Tell us about it in the comments section below.