Solar eclipse fever has seized America! And whether you're watching outside with "eclipse glasses," or inside—on TV or online—WRTI is here to keep you company with great music inspired by the heavens!
It's the first time in nearly 100 years that the moon will move between the earth and the sun in this path: a total solar eclipse will occur for people in a geographical sash from the Pacific Northwest to the Atlantic Southeast. Many outside the path of "totality" will experience a partial eclipse.
Join us as we mark this astronomical phenomenon with some of our favorite celestial music!
On Sunday night, Jeff Duperon will get you into the sky-watching mood with tunes like "Solar," " Eclipse," and The Bad Plus version of "Staring at the Sun."
On Monday, Gregg Whiteside, Jack Moore, and Kevin Gordon will play some of the classical greats inspired by the sun, the moon, the stars and the planets:
Carl Nielsen – Helios Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov – “Hymn to the Sun”
Haydn – String Quartet Op 20, Nr 1, “Sun”
Beethoven – Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op 27, Nr 2, “Moonlight”
Debussy – Clair de lune
Dvorak – Rusalka –“O Lovely Moon”
Vilem Blodek – "Moonrise"
Puccini – Turandot – “Hymn to the Moon”
George McKay – From a Moonlit Ceremony
Paul McCartney – Ocean's Kingdom: “Moonrise”
John Williams – Star Wars Theme music
Aaron Jay Kernis – Musica celestis
Gustav Holst –The Planets
Wenzel Pichel – Mars Symphony
Mozart – Jupiter Symphony
Join us for a sensational solar eclipse night and day, with WRTI-FM, or online at wrti.org!