From the Top, Honoring Martin Luther King

Was on my way to Walmart this morning (to buy a more spill-proof computer keyboard)

I turned on the radio and heard the last few minutes of From the Top. This week’s show is a tribute to Martin Luther King (his holiday is this Monday).

The show ended as I pulled into the parking lot. I had to wipe away the tears before I could go in.

Although I don’t get to hear From the Top much anymore—and never more than a few minutes at a time—it is one of my favorite radio shows. This episode is classic.

Listen to the complete broadcast from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, featuring:

  • Boston Children’s Chorus, ages 13–18, from Boston, MA performs “Allelulia” by Randall Thompson. Anthony Trecek-King, Artistic Director.
  • From the Top Alumni String Quartet (violinist Tessa Lark, violinist Ryan Shannon, violist Clayton Penrose-Whitmore, and cellist Michael Dahlberg) from Boston, MA performs II. Molto adagio from String Quartet No.1 by George Walker
  • Boston Children’s Chorus performs “My Soul’s Been Anchored In The Lord,” trad. spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan and “In His Care-O,” trad. spiritual, arr. William Dawson
  • Bassoonist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Alexandra Nelson, 17, from Orleans, MA performs Aria from Sonatine for Bassoon and Piano by Alexandre Tansman
  • Boston Children’s Chorus, guitarist David Waite, bassist Branden Miles, and violinist Tessa Lark perform “I’ll Fly Away” by Albert E. Brumley, arr. Jim Papoulis

Show Notes

Listening Guide

Broadcast Recording



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