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MUSIC (History & Performance): 

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Rock, Pop, R&B, Jazz: The Bee Gees’ How Deep Is Your Love and the film Saturday Night Fever.   English singer and songwriter Flo Morrissey (b. 1994) and Virginia-based producer and musician Matthew E. White (b. 1982) teamed up for a collaborative full duet album of 10 cover versions.   Tenor saxophonist Gato Barbieri (1932-2016) and Grammy-award-winning composer of Last Tango in Paris (1972). Photographs. Videos.

Classical Music:   Five African American composers William Grant Still, Florence B. Price, Harry T. Burleigh, William Levi Dawson, and Mary Lou Williams.  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Directors Fritz Reiner (1888-1963), Jean Martinon (1910-1976), and Georg Solti (1912-1997). Photographs. Contemporary opera by Guido Morini (b. 1959) based on Gregorian chant and Baroque polyphony. Video.    First Movement of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony (1811-12) conducted by Carlos Kleiber (1930-2004) in light of Beethoven’s musical revolution of 1800. Video.  Messe et Motets pour la Vierge by Marc Antoine Charpentier (French, 1643-1704). Jordi Savall in the Chapel of the Palace of Versailles. Complete performance video.

Choral Music: In an historic Milwaukee (WI) basilica, Music Director Richard Hynson conducts the Bel Canto Chorus in a 2012 Christmas concert. Featuring the Stained Glass Brass and Bel Canto Boy Chorus. The Tuskegee University Golden Voices Choir performs their Christmas Concert in 2012 featuring guest operatic soprano Angela Brown. The Angeles Chorale directed by Dr. John Sutton performs John Rutter’s Gloria in 2012. The St. Bavo Cathedral Choir performs Christmas carols and seasonal music for voice, many in modern settings, in Haarlem, Netherlands, in 2012.

Folk Music: Irish folk song Bríd óg ní Mháille performed by Gillian Fenton and Fiachra O’ Corragáin. Video.  Irish folk song Weile Weile Waila performed by The Dubliners. Video.