Caption: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood 

A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

From: WQXR
Length: 58:00

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In this hour-long special from WQXR and WNYC, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work--and examines how the musical community responded to and participated in Dr. King's cause. Read the full description.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up listening to and singing church songs, and saw gospel and folk music as natural tools to further the civil rights movement.

In this hour-long special from WQXR and WNYC, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work--and examines how the musical community responded to and participated in Dr. King's cause.

Terrance McKnight is WQXR's Evening Host. He came to WQXR from WNYC, which he joined in 2008. He brings to his position wide and varied musical experience that includes performance, teaching and radio broadcast. An accomplished pianist, McKnight was also a member of the Morehouse College faculty, where he taught music appreciation and applied piano.

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Piece Description

Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up listening to and singing church songs, and saw gospel and folk music as natural tools to further the civil rights movement.

In this hour-long special from WQXR and WNYC, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work--and examines how the musical community responded to and participated in Dr. King's cause.

Terrance McKnight is WQXR's Evening Host. He came to WQXR from WNYC, which he joined in 2008. He brings to his position wide and varied musical experience that includes performance, teaching and radio broadcast. An accomplished pianist, McKnight was also a member of the Morehouse College faculty, where he taught music appreciation and applied piano.

Timing and Cues

Segment 01 - 17:22 [Music fade]
Segment 02 - 40:37 [Music fade]

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Precious Lord Take My Hand Gospel Green Hill Productions :00
Soon, One Mornin' Spiritual Smithsonian Folkways 40194 :00
Gone With the Wind: Tara's Theme Max Steiner RCA Victor :00
Ave Maria Franz Schubert WNYC Archive :00
My Country 'tis of Thee Traditional WNYC Archive :00
Brothers, Sing On Edvard Grieg MCGC 1990 :00
Lonesome Trail Blues Bumble Bee Slim Document Records :00
Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) Billie Holiday, vocals Sony 85979 :00
One O'Clock Jump Count Basie and His Orchestra Columbia/Legacy :00
Der Nussbaum No. 3, Op. 25 Robert Schumann Nimbus 7895 :00
Louise: Depuis le jour Gustave Charpentier Bride Records 9233 :00
Plaisir D'Amour Johann Paul A. Martini Angel/EMI 15586 :00
Symphony No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 21 George Chadwick Chandos 9334 :00
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 83 Johannes Brahms RCA 63022 :00
Lucia di Lammermoor: Regnava del silencio Gaetano Donizetti Deutsche Grammaphon 471250 :00
The Alabama bus Brother Will Hairston Pony Canyon :00
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round Spiritual Smithsonian Folkways 5488 :00
We Shall not be Moved Spiritual Smithsonian Folkways 5594 :00
Elijah Rock arr. by J. Hairston Columbia 47083 :00
Black, Brown, Beige: Black Duke Ellington Fantasy Records :00
King Fit de battle of Alabama Duke Ellington Sony :00
Guys and Dolls: The Oldest Established (Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York) Frank Loesser The Rat Pack Live at the Sands. Capitol records :00
Amen Ottis Redding Rhino Atlantic :00
We Shall Overcome Pete Seeger Smithsonian Folkways 40062 :00
Only a pawn in their Game Bob Dylan Columbia Records :00
Oh Freedom Odetta Grammercy Records :00
Alabama John Coltrane Verve Records :00
Freedom Now Suite: Freedom Day Max Roach Candid Records :00
Fables of Faubus Charles Mingus Columbia Reocrds :00
Change is Gonna Come Sam Cooke ABKCO Records :00
People Get Ready Curtis Mayfield Curits mayfield and the Impressions. Geffen Records :00
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize Spiritual Smithsonian Folkways :00
There is a Balm in Gilead Spiritual Smithsonian Folkways :00
Precious Lord Take My Hand Gospel Green Hill Productions :00
Precious Lord Take My Hand Spiritual Columbia/Legacy :00
The Passion of Martin Luther King Nicolas Flagello KOCH International 7293 :00
Symphony No. 1 (Homage to M.Luther King) Leonardo Balada Albany 474 :00