Voices Sung and Unsung on The American Sound, 6 pm Saturday
It's an impulse as primal as eating, sleeping and watching Downton Abbey. Singing frees our deepest, truest emotions in melodies that transport words beyond themselves and into the ears and hearts of all who hear them. Join me Saturday at 6 pm for "Voices Sung and Unsung" onÂ The American Sound.Â It's a program of music sung by choirs and solo singers, and also vocal music in settings forÂ orchestra and wind ensemble that make even the instruments sing. A gorgeousÂ work by one of today's foremost composers of choral music, Eric Whitacre, pairs up Saturday evening with Samuel Barber's wistfulÂ Knoxville: Summer of 1915Â for soprano and orchestra. We'll also hear three of Randall Thompson's choral works in beautiful arrangements for wind ensemble, and we'll go to a Paris night club, where the instruments of the Seattle Symphony will sing the blues. Whether you sing in your church choir, or prefer to wail away in the shower, tune in for "Voices Sung and Unsung," Saturday at 6 pm onÂ The American Sound on Classical 101.