The Radio Show

Hempsonian Institute of Higher Yearning with creator and host Christine Hemp

This hour-long program explores the delights of the senses. Through music, poems, philosophical meanderings, and visits from surprise guests, we take a journey each week into the wonders of the body, life, and art.

MUSIC “Fireflies”  OWL CITY from their album “Ocean Eyes” "From a Distance”  NANCI GRIFFITH           from      "Lone Star State of Mind" “ToadEater” Hedningarna   Groda/Wedergrenefrom Northside: NORDIC ROOTS contemp. Laplander and  Scandanavian music. " Stabat Mater" Pergolesi  June Anderson Cecilia Bartoli    Charles Dutoit  Sinfonietta de Montreal "Bierdna" Hedningarna Nordic Roots Contemporary Laplander and Scandanavian music "Tocatta & Fugue in d minor" J.S. Bach  James Welch on Flentrop Organ;  Wilson Audiofile "Bang Zoom" Bobby McFerrin from CD of same name Blue Note Contemporary Capitol Records 1995 "Mountains" Lonestar  from their CD "Mountains" BMG Music 2005 "Arabia"  David Grisman, Jerry Garcia from their album Grisman & Garcia 1991 Acoustic Disc POEMS Linda Gregg "We Manage Most When We Manage Small" Christine Hemp "Tunneling" Ted Kooser "Mother" Louise Glück, "Wild Iris"   SET LIST: "AIR" MUSIC Evergreen "Second Wind" from their album "Common Place" Robert Mirabal Live on Native American Flute "Uta's Song" from his album "Story of Land" Cathal McConnell on whistle and flute ""Crowley's/O'Rourke's and Yorkshire Lasses From the album "Long Expectant Comes at Last" Stan Getz plays Louis Bonfa from "Jazz Samba Encore!"1963 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc. Talking Heads "Air" from "Fear of Music" Remastered Bach's Goldburg Variations, Julie Steinberg Chant Gregorien et Polyphonie a "L'Abbaye du Bec-Hellouin  EMI Records 1973 & 1976 Michael Hamilton "Londonderry Air" (Danny Boy)from "The Pipes are Calling, Traditional Rebel and War Tunes Highland Bagpipes Chet Atkins, "Londonderry Air" (Danny Boy) from "The Early Years" 1955-1956" Joel Levy, "At Last" from The Best of Cafe Combo, recorded at the Upstage, Port Townsend LITERATURE Richard Wilbur "Love Calls Us to the Things of This World" from Collected Poems, 2004 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Mark Strand "Keeping Things Whole"                                                                                       Liam Dubar "Sounds" Christine Hemp "Symmetry"                SET LIST:  "FIRE"   Music   Richard Straus "Four Last Songs: "Frühling" Kiri Te Kanawa   Andrew Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra (Great Performances)   Liz Carroll & Johnny Doyle “Before the Storm” and “Black Rogue” from their album "Double Play"   from the soundtrack of the film "YES" by Sally Potter Josquin des Pres, Motet  The Hilliard Ensemble " B.B. King & Eric Clapton "Ten Long Years" Adele "Set Fire to the Rain"  composers: Adele Adkins & Fraser T. Smith Bonnie Raitt "I Will Not Be Broken"  (Souls Alike: Capitol Records) Igor Stravinsky, "Firebird Suite" guitar: Kazuhito Yamashita (RCA Victor) Nancy Thorwardson, "My Prairie Home" from "Colorado Swing" (Produced by Nancy Thorwardson and John McVey) Liz Carroll & Johnny Doyle "The Quitter" & "Remove the Rug" from "Double Play"   Literature   "Snake" by Sam Kuznetsov "What Happened During the Ice Storm" by Jim Heynen from The One Room Schoolhouse (Knopf)   "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost "The Housewife" by Ginger Andrews "All This and More" Mary Karr "Icarus" Christine Hemp "Coal Fire in Winter" Thomas McGrath   LITERATURE Christine Hemp  "Cloud" Bruce Bond "Ravel" Jeannette Walls "Half Broke Horses" Rumi "Story Water" MUSIC Phillip Glass soundtrack from "The Hours" Mozart "Adagio for Glass Harmonica K. 617 Bruno Hoffman Songs of the Humpback Whale  Frank Watlington Maurice Ravel "Pavane for a Dead Princess" saxophone Claude Delangele, Lan Shui and Singapore Symphony from Works for Saxophone and Orchestra Alison Krauss "Down the River to Pray" soundtrack from the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Tom Russell & Iris Dement"Big Water Rising"   from the album Long Way Round, Hightone Records Hiroko Masaki, Ingrid Procureur & Marc Grauwels "Haru No Umi" The Flute Collection Japanese Melodies Brett Dennen "Ain't No Reason" from "So Much More" George Frederick Handel "Water Music" HWV 3480350 Ondrej Lenard & Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra Muddy Waters "Stormy Monday" from "Live at Mr. Kelly's        

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