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American Highways #52: Fall Preview.
In this episode of American Highways, pianist Guy Livingston brings us music from Roberto Sierra: El Baille, from George Gershwin: Catfish Row Suite, from Duke Ellington: New World a’coming, and from Ferde Grofé: The Grand Canyon. More at:

Theme music:
Steve Reich. The Desert Music (1984)
First Movement (Fast).
Chorus of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas & William Carlos Williams.
Nonesuch Records 79101.
George Gershwin
Porgy & Bess Symphonic Suite: Catfish Row
1.    Catfish Row
2.    Porgy Sings
3.    Fugue
4.    Hurricane
5.    Good Morning, Sister
Erich Kunzel, cond.: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Telarc ‎– CD-80086
Roberto Sierra
El Baile
Puerto Rico Symph Orch, conducted by Maximiano Valdés
NAXOS 8.559817
Duke Ellington
New Day a Comin’
Jeffrey Biegel; Paul Phillips conducts the Brown University Orchestra
NAXOS 8.573490
Ferde Grofé
Grand Canyon Suite with Thunderstorm Effects: Cloudburst
Erich Kunzel, cond.: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Telarc ‎– CD-80086