June 23, 2020

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This episode begins with a shout—“a shout of joy on the organ,” Jay says. It also has a poem, written and recited by Langston Hughes. And a song, setting that same poem. The episode includes a little Broadway—and other curiosities, finds, and wonders. Enjoy “music for a while.”

Hughes-Manz, “God of Grace and God of Glory

Langston Hughes, “I, Too

Margaret Bonds, “I, Too

Frederic Rzewski, “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!

Coleman-Stewart, “Thank God I’m Old

Herbert Murrill, “Carillon

Handel, “O Lord, whose mercies numberless,” from Saul

Trad., arr. Bonds, “This Little Light o’ Mine