00:09

My Name Is Death

Robin Williamson

Robin Williamson

THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND - THE 5000 SPIRITS    -  LP Elektra 74010

 

00:47*

Forty-Eight

John Renbourn

John Renbourn  et al

JOHN RENBOURN - SIR JOHN ALOT... 

   -  Shanachie 97021

 

02:10

"Why must we die?"

A. & K. McGarrigle and Joel Zifkin

Anna & Kate McGarrigle  et al

KATE & ANNA McGARRIGLE - MATAPEDIA   -  Hannibal 1394

 

04:07*

The Earle of Salisbury

Wm. Byrd

John Renbourn  et al

JOHN RENBOURN - SIR JOHN ALOT... 

   -  Shanachie 97021

 

05:28

Let The Mystery Be

Iris DeMent

Iris DeMent  et al

IRIS DeMENT - INFAMOUS ANGEL

   -  Warner Bros. 45238

 

07:46

Loon, Mountain, and Moon

Bill Miller

Bill Miller

BILL MILLER - LOON, MOUNTAIN, AND MOON - NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE SONGS   -  Rosebud Records 103

 

10:37

He'll Welcome Me

Traditional

The Soul Stirrers

THE SOUL STIRRERS - THE LAST MILE OF THE WAY   -  Specialty  7052

 

12:38

Final chorale from Cantata #161 "Come, O Sweet Hour-of-Death"

J. S. Bach

American Bach Soloists directed by Jeffrey Thomas

AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS - J.S. BACH CANTATAS - VOLUME III  - Koch 7164

 

15:51

Seif El Battar

Nass El Ghiwane

Nass El Ghiwane

GLOBAL CELEBRATION - PASSAGES  

   -  Ellipsis Arts...  3233

 

17:36

First movement  of String Quartet #14 in d, "Death and the Maiden"

Franz Schubert

The Lindsay String Quartet

THE LINDSAYS - SCHUBERT STRING QUARTET #14  IN D MINOR   -  ASV 560

 

26:12*

Forty-Eight

John Renbourn

John Renbourn  et al

JOHN RENBOURN - SIR JOHN ALOT... 

   -  Shanachie 97021

 

26:34*

Carolan's Farewell to Music

Turlough O'Carolan

Carol Thompson

CAROLAN'S WELCOME - HARP MUSIC OF IRELAND   -  Dorian 90176

 

28:00

Der Tod und das MŠdchen

["Death and the Maiden"]

Franz Schubert

Jessye Norman, soprano,  with Geoffrey Parsons, piano

HANDEL , SCHUBERT, SCHUMANN - JESSYE NORMAN   -  Philips 422 048

28:58

Der Tod und das MŠdchen

["Death and the Maiden"]

Franz Schubert

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone,  with Gerald Moore, piano

DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU - SCHUBERT 21 LIEDER   -  EMI 69503

 

30:12*

Second  movement  of String Quartet #14 in d, "Death and the Maiden"

Franz Schubert

The Lindsay String Quartet

THE LINDSAYS - SCHUBERT STRING QUARTET #14  IN D MINOR   -  ASV 560

 

32:09

"O Death"

Traditional

Bessie Jones  et al

GEORGIA SEA ISLAND SONGS

   -  New Sorld 80278

 

34:26

"Death and the Lady"

Traditional

John Renbourn Group

JOHN RENBOURN GROUP - JOHN BARLEYCORN   -  Edsel Records 472

 

38:12*

Carolan's Farewell to Music

Turlough O'Carolan

Carol Thompson

CAROLAN'S WELCOME - HARP MUSIC OF IRELAND   -  Dorian 90176

 

40:29

"When I'm Gone"

Phil Ochs

Magpie

MAGPIE - IF IT AIN'T LOVE

   -  PHILO 1112 (cassette only)

 

44:03

Carolan's Farewell to Music

Turlough O'Carolan

Carol Thompson

CAROLAN'S WELCOME - HARP MUSIC OF IRELAND   -  Dorian 90176

 

48:04

The Silver Swan

Orlando Gibbons

Miranda Sex Garden

MIRANDA SEX GARDEN - MADRA

   -  Mute Records Ltd. 61126

 

49:35

MŠdchenlied, Op.85 #3

Johannes Brahms/ arr. Wayne Horvitz

Wayne Horvitz et al

WAYNE HORVITZ - THE ROMANTICS

   - Windham Hill 11171

 

52:19

The Joy of Living

Traditional Sicilian tune, words written by Ewan McColl

Ewan McColl and Peggy Seeger

BLACK AND WHITE - EWAN McCOLL - THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION

   -  Green Linnet 3058

 

56:17

Carolan's Farewell to Music

Turlough O'Carolan

Carol Thompson

CAROLAN'S WELCOME - HARP MUSIC OF IRELAND   -  Dorian 90176

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

*  -  An asterisk indicates that only a portion of the piece or track is heard.

 

Ellen Kushner's guest, Frank Ostaseski is the founding Director of the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, California.

 

Doug Bender's poem was read with permission and is found in From a Burning House: The AIDS Project Los Angeles Writers Workshop Collection , edited by Irene Borger, Washington Square Press, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1996; which is also available as an audiotape from Simon & Schuster.

 

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