With Heart and Voice ® Program 1107

With Heart and Voice ® Program 1107

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 12:01am - 11:49pm

Adolphus Hailstork and William Grant Still

This week it’s a celebration of Black History Month, with spirituals and other sacred music by African American composers, including Adolphus Hailstork and William Grant Still.

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I hate to complain, but otherwise you would not know how listeners feel about your programming.

I look forward to With Heart and Voice every Sunday, listening at least twice via Internet as well as on our local station, KHPR in Honolulu. I frequently give to KHPR’s fund drives during the With Heart and Voice segment to show my usual enjoyment of the program. Today's program of Negro spirituals, etc., was a low point in its programming. Among your loyal listeners, I have no idea who enjoys that sort of music, but it was irritating enough that I turned it off and listened to Sunday Baroque instead. Maybe I should learn to appreciate other types of music, but I really don't enjoy it.

I would love to hear more Palestrina, Scheidt, and French religious music.

Thank you.

I, for one,like that sort of music.

In response to Hugh's complaint regarding the programming of Negro Spirituals and his wondering who among your loyal listeners enjoys that sort of music, I do.

It is music that comes from the heart and soul of a people giving voice to their experience. I hear everything from pain and fear to hope and faith and joy and gratitude in Spirituals. Music IS the language that can convey the full range of human emotion no matter the tongue in which it is sung.

Each of us hears or doesn't hear depending on our own set of experiences. Learning to appreciate music we may not understand or appreciate is challenging but is exactly what will enrich our lives and heighten the chance for real harmony in our world.

Feb 13 program

I really enjoyed it. I appreciate the range of religious music I hear on the program. It is a wonderful and inspirational program.