September 11, 2001

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As NPR covered the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC, it was music that gave listeners time to reflect, to digest the events and the impact. So many letters came to NPR telling us how comforted they were by the music. In this special feature, we offer some of those songs, along with images from events following the attacks.

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September 11, 2001

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control

Eternal Future

  • Artist: Original Soundtrack
  • Song: Eternal Future
  • From: Fast, Cheap & Out of Control
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Eternal Future
Album
Fast, Cheap & Out of Control
Artist
Caleb Sampson
Label
Accurate

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Music for Relaxation, Meditation and Concentration

Au Moulin

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Song: Au Moulin
  • From: Music for Relaxation, Meditation, & Concentration, Vol. 1
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Au Moulin
Album
Music for Relaxation, Meditation and Concentration
Artist
Jurgen Knieper
Label
Milan

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Highlights from "Alternatives": A Series of Performances of Soviet Avant Garde Music

Music from Behind the Wall

  • Artist: George Pelecis
  • Song: Music from Behind the Wall
  • From: Highlights from "Alternatives": A Series of Performances of Soviet Avant Garde Music
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Music from Behind the Wall
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Highlights from "Alternatives": A Series of Performances of Soviet Avant Garde Music
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George Pelecis

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Songs Without Words

Waves

  • Artist: Craig Urquhart
  • Song: Waves
  • From: Songs Without Words
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Waves
Album
Songs Without Words
Artist
Craig Urquhart

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Carrington Soundtrack

Outside Looking In

  • Artist: Michael Nyman
  • Song: Outside Looking In
  • From: Carrington Soundtrack
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Outside Looking In
Album
Carrington Soundtrack
Artist
Michael Nyman

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The Yards Soundtrack

Yardmaster

  • Artist: Howard Shore
  • Song: Yardmaster
  • From: The Yards Soundtrack
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Yardmaster
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The Yards Soundtrack
Artist
Howard Shore

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The End of the Affair Soundtrack

Diary of Hate

  • Artist: Original Soundtrack/Michael Nyman
  • Song: Diary of Hate
  • From: The End of the Affair
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Diary of Hate
Album
The End of the Affair Soundtrack
Artist
Michael Nyman
Label
Sony

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Good Dog Happy Man

Shenandoah

  • Artist: Bill Frisell
  • Song: Shenandoah
  • From: Good Dog, Happy Man
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Shenandoah
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Good Dog Happy Man
Artist
Bill Frisell
Label
Nonesuch

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Welcome to the Cruel World

Three of Us

  • Artist: Ben Harper
  • Song: Three of Us
  • From: Welcome to the Cruel World
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Three of Us
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Welcome to the Cruel World
Artist
Ben Harper
Label
Virgin

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From Our Living Room to Yours

Don't Wake Me

  • Artist: The American Analog Set
  • Song: Don't Wake Me
  • From: From Our Living Room to Yours
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Don't Wake Me
Album
From Our Living Room to Yours
Artist
The American Analog Set
Label
Emperor Jones

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Six Solo Suites (Richard Hartshorne)

Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Prelude

  • Artist: J.S. Bach
  • Song: Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Prelude
  • From: Six Solo Suites (Richard Hartshorne)
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Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Prelude
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Six Solo Suites (Richard Hartshorne)
Artist
J.S. Bach

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Romantic Defiance

Romantic Processional

  • Artist: Terence Blanchard
  • Song: Romantic Processional
  • From: Romantic Defiance
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Romantic Defiance
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Terence Blanchard
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