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August 4, 2003: Toward the Unknown Region
Starring Bob Rixon
Darest thou now O soul,
Walk out with me toward the unknown region,
Where neither ground is for the feet nor any path to follow?
Listen to this show:
||Feierlich (Mysterioso)||Symphony no. 9 in d||Point Classics||CD||Leningrad Philharmonic, cond. Yevgeny Mravinsky.|
|Alicia de Larrocha||Danzas Espanolas Set #2: Villanesca (Listen: )||Alicia de Larrocha plays Granados||Decca||CD|
|National Chamber Players||Villa Lobos: Choros #7||Nonets & Septets||Klavier||CD|
|Stereolab with Herbie Mann||Surfboard||Red Hot & Rio (compilation)||CD|
||Genesee (Listen: )||Evolutions & Contrasts (Badings & Raaijmakers)||Limelight||LP||Born: 17 January 1907, Bandoeng (Indonesia) Died: 26 June 1987, Maarheeze (The Netherlands)|
||Cut #2||Electronic Garden||Anomalous||2003||CD|
|Kyaw Kya Naing||Shwe Ka Nyar (Beautiful Girl of Golden Complexion)||Pat Waing: The Magic Drum Circle Of Burma||Shanachie||1998||CD|
|Neil Young||Like an Inca (Listen: )||Trans||Geffen||1982||LP||
Brother we got to go
sooner than you know
The Gypsy told my fortune,
she said that nothin' showed.
|Undisputed Truth||I'm Losing You||Cosmic Truth||Gordy||1975||LP||Produced by Norman Whifield|
|Hi Rhythm Section||Since You've Been Gone||Hi Rhythm Section||London / Hi||1976||LP|
|Lyadov, Anatol Konstantinovich||The Enchanted Lake (Listen: )||Lyadov Orchestral Pieces||Naxos||2003||CD||Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra Cond. by Stephen Gunzenhauser|
|Holst, Gustav||Neptune from The Planets||Holst: Music for Two Pianos||Naxos||1998||CD||Pianos: Len Vorster, Robert Chamberlain|
||Toward the Unknown Region (Listen: )||Toward the Unknown||Klavier||1994||CD||
England's City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Cond. by Norman del Mar
Just a big beautiful song, this was Vaughan William's first public success (1907), performed by an immense chorus at one of the grand music festivals so popular in England in his time. I have a fantasy of traveling back in time, bringing this recording & a CD player to sickly old Walt Whitman in Camden - who might not be so shocked at a visitor from the future - to see the great poet weep with joy over the wonderful music he would inspire within a few years of his death.
|Calvin Hampton||Five Dances for Organ (Listen: )||Herndon Spillman: A Diversity of Riches: Multi-Ethnic Organ Music by 20th Century American Composers||Titanic||CD||The Primitives, At the Ballet, Those Americans, A Ritual Dance, Everyone Dance|
|Innocence Mission||And Hiding Away (Listen: )||Umbrella||A&M||1991||CD|
|Beach Boys||Good Timin'||L.A. Album||CD|
|Elvis Costello||London's Brilliant Parade||Brutal Youth||Columbia||1994||CD|
|Utopia||Maybe I Could Change||Oblivion||LP|
Darest Thou Now, O Soul
by Walt Whitman
DAREST thou now, O Soul,
Walk out with me toward the Unknown Region,
Where neither ground is for the feet, nor any path to follow?
No map, there, nor guide,
Nor voice sounding, nor touch of human hand,
Nor face with blooming flesh, nor lips, nor eyes, are in that land.
I know it not, O Soul;
Nor dost thou--all is a blank before us;
All waits, undream'd of, in that region--that inaccessible land.
Till, when the ties loosen,
All but the ties eternal, Time and Space,
Nor darkness, gravitation, sense, nor any bounds, bound us.
Then we burst forth--we float,
In Time and Space, O Soul--prepared for them;
Equal, equipt at last--(O joy! O fruit of all!) them to fulfil, O Soul.
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