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On Being with Krista Tippett is a public radio project delving into the human side of news stories + issues. Curated + edited by senior editor Trent Gilliss.

We publish guest contributions. We edit long; we scrapbook. We do big ideas + deep meaning. We answer questions.

We've even won a couple of Webbys + a Peabody Award.

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Easter Sunday Soundtrack #11: “The Great Doxology”

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

The eleventh and final song to round out our Easter Sunday soundtrack for this year’s Pascha won’t leave your head. It’s a chant by The Monastic Choir of the Valaam Monastery called "The Great Doxology." To those Orthodox Christians, Happy Pascha!

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Easter Sunday Soundtrack #10: “Seven Magnificat Antiphons/O Weishit”

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Number ten in our Orthodox Easter Sunday soundtrack is "Seven Magnificat Antiphons/O Weishit" — composed by Arvo Pärt. This track comes to you from the On Being playlist for "Restoring the Senses: Gardening and Orthodox Easter" with Vigen Guroian. It’s exquisite.

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Easter Sunday Soundtrack #9: “The Healing Bird”

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

The ninth song in our Orthodox Easter Sunday soundtrack comes from the Hover Chamber Choir of Armenia, "The Healing Bird." This track comes to you from the On Being playlist for "Restoring the Senses: Gardening and Orthodox Easter" with Vigen Guroian. Happy Pascha!

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Easter Sunday Soundtrack #8: “Hayrapetakan Maghan

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Continuing our string of sacred choral music songs of Armenia, a prayer to the patriarch titled “Hayrapetakan Maghan.” This track comes to you from the On Being playlist for "Restoring the Senses: Gardening and Orthodox Easter" with Vigen Guroian. Happy Pascha!

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Easter Sunday Soundtrack #7: “Our Es Myer Im

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

The seventh song in our Orthodox Easter Sunday soundtrack, a chant of crucifixion, is part of the sacred choral music tradition of Armenia: “Our Es Myer Im" meaning "Where are you, my mother." This track comes to you from the On Being playlist for "Restoring the Senses: Gardening and Orthodox Easter" with Vigen Guroian. Happy Pascha!

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Easter Sunday Soundtrack #6: “Batz Mez Ter

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

The sixth song for tonight’s Orthodox Easter Sunday soundtrack is part of the sacred choral music of Armenia: “Batz Mez Ter" meaning "open for us." This track comes to you from the On Being playlist for "Restoring the Senses: Gardening and Orthodox Easter" with Vigen Guroian. It’s exquisite.

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Easter Sunday Soundtrack #5: “Otche Nash (Our Father)”

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Number five in our Orthodox Easter Sunday soundtrack is Otche Nash (Our Father)” by  the Russian composer of liturgical music Nikolai Kedrov, Sr.

This track comes to you from the On Being playlist for "Restoring the Senses: Gardening and Orthodox Easter" with Vigen Guroian. It’s exquisite.

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Easter Sunday Soundtrack #4: “Spiegel Im Spiegel”

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

The fourth track in our Orthodox Easter Sunday soundtrack is "Spiegel Im Spiegel" — a piece by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt in 1978 that was originally written for a single piano and violin.

This track comes to you from the On Being playlist for "Restoring the Senses: Gardening and Orthodox Easter" with Vigen Guroian. It’s exquisite.

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Easter Sunday Soundtrack #3: Rachmaninov’s “Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: Bless the Lord, O My Soul”

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

The On Being playlist for "Restoring the Senses: Gardening and an Orthodox Easter" has been on the repeat loop for most of this week. It’s exquisite, so I’m releasing each track over the next several hours (two are already up!) here on Tumblr. Reblog if you like, and share with your readers/listeners today.

Here’s the third song in our Easter Sunday soundtrack, Rachmaninov’s “Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Bless the Lord, O My Soul” by The Choir of the Moscow Church.

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Easter Sunday Soundtrack #2: “Chashakum (Eucharist)”

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

The second song in our Orthodox Easter Sunday soundtrack comes to you from Komitas Keshishian: "Chashakum (Eucharist)". This track comes to you from the On Being playlist for "Restoring the Senses: Gardening and Orthodox Easter" with Vigen Guroian. It’s exquisite.

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Easter Sunday Soundtrack #1: “Alleluia, Behold the Bridegroom”

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

The On Being playlist for "Restoring the Senses: Gardening and an Orthodox Easter" has been on the repeat loop for most of this week. It’s exquisite, so I’m releasing some of my favorites this evening on this day of Pascha. Reblog if you like, and share with your readers/listeners today.

For the first song in our Orthodox Easter Sunday soundtrack, "Alleluia, Behold the Bridegroom" by the St. Petersburg Chamber Choir.

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Anonymous asked:
Do you have a separate section, and or web link, for show music; songs and or music featured during shows? Thank you.

Good morning, Anonymous—

Show Playlist for Meredith Monk's VoiceWe sure do. Take this week’s show with Meredith Monk, for example. If you want a simple catalogue rundown of the song titles we used in the final radio/podcast production, check out our "books + music" lists page, which features the album and a link to Amazon (we get a small kickback from each purchase that covers expenses).

Even better, we offering a “show playlist” in which you can listen to each full track simply by streaming it. I guess you could call it a streaming jukebox. Here’s an example of a variation on our streaming player featuring a hand-picked list of Ms. Monk’s music she said is most meaningful to her.

Hope this helps,

Trent Gilliss, senior editor

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I Am Not As Devout
Mitch Hanley, Senior Producer

I am not as devout a yoga practitioner as my colleagues, Kate and Krista, but I usually do about 20 minutes of yoga after a half hour on the elliptical — don’t ask me how often THAT happens. Actually, it is exactly 20:27, during which I go through a series of poses that I learned from a few yoga classes as well as a some instructional DVDs. I have an iTunes playlist on my computer called “Mitch-Yoga” that I put on and I know that I will start when the music starts and stop when it is done, measuring the time spent on each pose to where I am on the playlist. It is interesting to see if I am rushing through it or if I am necessarily taking my time.

Well here are the rest. The first track is Bebel Gilberto’s “All Around,” have a listen:

2. “Madman’s Honey” performed by Wire

3. “Ceu Distante” performed by Bebel Gilberto

4. “The Boy with the Gun” performed by David Sylvian

5. “Maria” performed by David Sylvian

I don’t think this is for everyone, but it does put me in a place that helps me relax and get into my body. What do you like to listen to while you do yoga? Silence?

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