Mornings, September 3 - 7

Mornings, September 3 - 7

You’re invited to wake up with Brenda Tremblay at 6:00 a.m. for invigorating music, birdsong, daily Mystery piece at (6:40), Composers Datebook (7:20), and the Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor (8:20).

This desk sits in the corner of the cabin in Saranac Lake, New York where Béla Bartók spent his last summer.

photo by Brenda Tremblay

"I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all."  (from this week’s Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor)

Monday, September 3

Whatever your plans for Labor Day, music by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, and Healey Willan launch you off to a great start.  On the Writer’s Almanac, “How to Become a Tree in Sweden”

Tuesday, September 4

Brenda present works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and for those lucky to be going back to school, The Hogwarts school song, traditionally performed by students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry before the beginning of the first term of a new school year.

Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts,
Teach us something please,
Whether we be old and bald,
Or young with scabby knees,
Our heads could do with filling,
With some interesting stuff,
For now they're bare and full of air,
Dead flies and bits of fluff,
So teach us things worth knowing,
Bring back what we've forgot,
Just do your best, we'll do the rest,
And learn until our brains all rot.

Wednesday, September 5

Start the day with more back-to-school inspiration, including Peter Hope’s Momentum Suite, snazzy preludes by Gershwin, and "Three little maids from school, filled to the brim with girlish glee."

"Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win."   (The Writer’s Almanac)

Thursday, September 6

Brenda offers you wild melodic beauty in music by Bartok, Ravel, and Brahms, plus something new from the WXXI library.

As Aaron Bigeleisen gets ready to start his senior year at McQuaid High School, his voice will be heard around the country on the nationally syndicated public radio program “From the Top.” Hear Mona Seghatoleslami’s chat with the talented young singer around 8:40 a.m.

 Friday, September 7

Wake up with a lush overture, an imperial suite, and something new to the WXXI music library.