Martin Luther King Music

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Host Susan Stamberg talks with conductor Anthony McDonald about music inspired by the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. McDonald has catalogued more than 100 works of music in all genres based on King's life and message. The songs heard in the segment, in order of apperance are: "Martin Luther King," from Three Black Kings, a symphonic work by Duke Ellington, the American Composers Orchestra; Maruice Peress, conductor (Musical Heritage Society); "New Morning for the World," Joseph Schwantner, composer, Oregon Symphony (Koch International Classics); "Memorial to Martin Luther King," by Oskar Morawetz, for cello and orchestra (unavailable commercially); and "King, A Musical Testimony," music by Richard Blackford, lyrics by Maya Angelou. (London/Decca, out of print).



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