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John Adams: 'Transmigration of Souls'

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John Adams: 'Transmigration of Souls'

John Adams: 'Transmigration of Souls'

John Adams: 'Transmigration of Souls'

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NPR's Fred Child reports on the premier of a new orchestral work commemorating the attack on the World Trade Center. John Adams' "On the Transmigration of Souls" will be performed tonight by the New York Philharmonic. Adams combined readings of the names of the dead, the text of some of their final phone messages, and comments made by survivors into the music as a way to remember all people who were effected by the event. Listen to some of the composition's pre-recorded ambient music and voice tracks.