October 27, 2022

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This episode begins with “Early in the Morning,” the song by Ned Rorem (who just turned ninety-nine). It proceeds with “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’.” Later on, there is “Sunday Morning,” one of the “Sea Interludes” from Britten’s opera “Peter Grimes.” Jay was not going for a morning theme. It just happened that way. There is other music too, including a hymn, both in its straightforward choral version and in an improvisation by a famous, and devoted, pianist.

Rorem, “Early in the Morning

Rodgers & Hammerstein, “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” from “Oklahoma!”

Schoenberg, “Waldsonne

Britten, “Sea Interlude,” “Sunday Morning,” from “Peter Grimes”

Shostakovich, Interlude No. 2, from “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk”

Chapí, “Carceleras,” from “Las hijas del zebedeo”

Trad., “Come, Come, Ye Saints

Johannesen, Improvisation on a Mormon Hymn

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