Giving Thanks with John Birge

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John Birge presents "Giving Thanks", a thoughtful, contemporary
reflection on the meaning of the holiday with seasonal music and




Traditional (arr. Kremser): We Gather Together

Boston Pops/John Williams
Philips CD 454391

Mozart: Serenata Notturna: 3rd mvt
English Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Tate
EMI CD 69823

Deepak Chopra on Gratitude

Mark Isham: A River Runs Through It
Studio orchestra
Milan CD 35631

Handel: Alexander’s Feast Overture
English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner
Philips CD 422053

Nigella Lawson on Thanksgiving as the universal celebration

Schumann: Scenes from Childhood: The Poet Speaks
Lang Lang, piano
Deutsche Grammophon CD 5827

Deepak Chopra reads Thanksgiving poems by Rumi

Denny Zeitlin: Hymn
Denny Zeitlin, piano
Living Music CD 11

Haydn Symphony No. 92, "Oxford": 2nd mvt
Berlin Philharmonic/Simon Rattle
EMI CD 94237

Nigella Lawson on gratitude in the moment

Traditional: Simple Gifts
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Alison Krause, vocal
Sony 89667

W.S. Merwin reads his poem, "Gift"

Joe Curiale: The Multiples of One
Orchard Road CD 7155


Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral": Shepherd’s Song: Cheerful and Thankful Feelings after the Storm
Chicago Symphony/Georg Solti
London CD 430400

Deepak Chopra on his first American Thanksgiving

Mozart: Nehmt meinen Dank ("Accept my Thanks)
Renee Fleming, soprano
Orchestra of St. Luke’s/Charles Mackerras
Decca CD 452602

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Wasps: March of the Kitchen Utensils
Liverpool Philharmonic/James Judd
Naxos CD 572304

Nigella Lawson on Thanksgiving grace and leftovers

Bach Cantata No. 192, Chorus "Nun danket alle Gott"
Bach Collegium Stuttgart/Helmut Rilling
Hanssler CD 92057

From Kerouac’s "The Dharma Bums," Chartres Cathedral story; Psalm 104
Read by Charles Laughton
Capitol LP TBO 1650 (out-of-print)

Traditional (arr. Stephen Paulus): We Gather Together
Dale Warland Singers
Gothic CD 49243


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