5:09 am: The beginning of “The Winter Solstice Mystery” by Aldonis Kalnins, performed by the New York Latvian Concert Choir, the “Ausrums” Chamber Choir, the “Balsis” Youth Choir and the Latvian National Opera Chamber Orchestra.
5:35: am: Conclusion of The Winter Solstice Mystery” by Aldonis Kalnins, performed by the New York Latvian Concert Choir, the “Ausrums” Chamber Choir, the “Balsis” Youth Choir and the Latvian National Opera Chamber Orchestra.
5:58 am: “Winter Scenery”, a traditional Japanese melofy arranged by Yui Kitamura, performed by Lewis Wong (violin) and Chelsea Chen (organ).
6:08 am: “Solstice Suite” by Paul Ferguson, performed by the Almeda Trio.
6:22 am: Concerto in D Major dor Two Flutes and Bassoon and Continuo by Georg Philipp Telemann, performed by the Hanoverian Ensemble.
6:40 am: Sonata No. 5 in G Minor for three oboes, bassoon and basso continuo, performed by principal playor of the Dallas and Houston Symphonies and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
7:08 am: The 3rd movement from William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1 (“Afro-American) performed first by the piano duo of Meisha Adderly and Stacey Holliday, then by the Detroit Symphony conducted by Neeme Järvi.
7:16 am: Paul Robeson (accompanied by Lawrence Brown) sings the spiritual “Deep River” )recorded in March, 1927), followed by “String Quartet on Negro Themes” by Daniel Gregory Mason, performed by the Budapest Quartet (recorded in March, 1942).
7:43 am: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson’s “Sinfonietta No. 1 for Strings” performed by the Chicago Sinfonietta conducted by Paul Freeman.
7:58 am: The spiritual “Oh Freedom” performed by Chicago A Capella directed by Jonathan Miller.