Sunday Morning Special

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For this Saturday night, we sample music that symbolizes the ease, spiritual searching, religiosity, and quiet clamor that make Sunday mornings uniquely special.

For many of us Sunday is a day of relaxation or spiritual rejuvenation. Songwriter Lionel Ritchie sang about being easy like Sunday morning, Duke Ellington enticed Mahalia Jackson with a song called "Come Sunday," and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quipped that 11:00 am on Sunday was the most segregated hour in our country.

We get these and other perspectives on this edition of All Ears.



The City: Sunday Traffic

Aaron Copland

Eos Orchestra

Jonathan Sheffer, conductor



Come Sunday

Edward ellington

Mulgrew Miller, piano

Niels-Henning Pederson, bass

Bang & Olufsen


Autumn Song

Paul Moravec

Marya Martin, flute

Jeewon Park, piano



In the Beginning

Aaron Copland

Corydon Singers

Matthew Best, conductor

Catherine Denley, mezzo



Symphony No. 3 "Sunday Symphony"

William Grant Still

North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

Carlton Woods, conductor



Serenade for Double Bass, Harp and String Quartet Charlie Barnett Robert Oppelt, double bass Dotian LEvalier, harp Elisabeth Adkins, violin Paula Akbar, violin Ruth Wicker Schaaf, viola James Lee, cello MSR


Cantata No. 104 "Du hirte Israel, hore"

J.S. Bach

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Ton Koopman, conductor

Ruth Ziesak, soprano

elisabeth von Magnus, alto

Paul Agnew, tenor

Klaus Mertens, bass



Concerto grosso

Ellen Taaffe Zwillich

Louisville Orchestra

James Sedares, conductor



The Archangel Trip

Gavin Bryars




Gloomy Sunday

Reszo Seress

Billy Holiday

Okeh Records