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On this edition of All Songs Considered: Secret messages from Bach; The imaginary world of Bjork; Sublime harmonies from Music Boxes; Crossing the Nile with Patrick Hadley; A tragic love story from Paul Simon; Relax and dissolve with Leonard Cohen; And a Sun Records tribute from Bob Dylan.

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Bjork, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen

Morimur

The Chaccone

  • Artist: Hilliard Ensemble
  • Album: Morimur
  • Song: The Chaccone

Music scholar Helga Thoene believes she's discovered secret chorale melodies hidden in the violin harmonies of this well-known Bach score. Listen and see if you agree.

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Sublime Harmonie

Ave Maria

  • Artist: Victorian Musical Boxes
  • Album: Sublime Harmonie
  • Song: Ave Maria

Sublime Harmonies is a compilation of different sorts of music boxes made popular in the 19th century.

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Egypticat

Nile Crossing

  • Artist: Patrick Lee Hadley
  • Album: Egypticat
  • Song: Nile Crossing

Patrick Lee Hadley's debut CD features the Array Mbira (sometimes called a "thumb piano") which produces sounds similar to a music box by plucking metal keys.

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You're The One

Darling Lorraine

  • Artist: Paul Simon
  • Album: You're the One
  • Song: Darling Lorraine

Though Paul Simon will always be associated with Art Garfunkel, Simon's solo work of the past 30 years has led to his most inventive work, exploring a much broader range of styles and genres.

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You're The One
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Ten New Songs

Love Itself

  • Artist: Leonard Cohen
  • Album: Ten New Songs
  • Song: Love Itself

Leonard Cohen's first studio album in nine years was shaped largely by his five-year stay at a Zen retreat atop Mount Baldy in Southern California.

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Ten New Songs
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Leonard Cohen
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Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records

Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Album: Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records
  • Song: Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache

This collection of cover tunes from the Sun Records collection, honors one of the most influential labels in music history.

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Bob Dylan
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Egypticat

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