WaterFire Beacon of Hope – May 8, 2020

The WaterFire Beacon of Hope is a dynamic art installation where a single brazier illuminates the Main Hall of the WaterFire Arts Center representing a beacon of hope looking forward to the time when we can all gather together again in the heart of our capital. Once again we will experience WaterFire with our city filled with vibrant joy and discovery and our exhibitions and events again enlivening the WaterFire Arts Center.

Surrounding the solitary brazier are a field of luminaria, each memorializing a Rhode Island soul lost to COVID-19. Each evening at 8:30 p.m., when we would be gathering by the fires on the river, we will light and set out an additional luminaria for each life reported lost that day.

Beacon of Hope – Music Program

Each night the performance of the Luminaria Lighting ceremony begins at 8:30 p.m. and the music in the program presented here also begins at 8:30 p.m. There is a total of six hours of music in the program and it repeats four times every day.

8:30    “Being in Rhythm”
composed by Layne Redmond
performed by Layne Redmond & Tommy Brunjes
from Being in Rhythm

8:32    “Lamento di Federico” from L’Arlesiana
composed by Francesco Cilea
performed by Andrea Bocelli
from Viaggio Italiano

8:37    “Una furtiva lagrima
composed by Gaetano Donizetti
performed by Luciano Pavarotti
from L’elisir d’amore

8:42    “The First Night”
composed by Steven Micus
performed by Steven Micus
from Athos

8:48    “Sarabande
composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
performed by Jordi Savall, viola de gamba
from Les Voix Humaines

8:51    “Hallelujah
composed by Leonard Cohen
performed by Jeff Buckley
from Grace

8:58    “Short Trip Home
composed by Edgar Meyer
performed by Joshua Bell, violin; Edgar Meyer, bass; Sam Bush, mandolin; Mike Marshall, guitar
from Short Trip Home

9:02    “Song to the Siren
composed by Tim Buckley
performed by Susheela Raman
from Salt Rain

9:05    “Siboney”
composed by Ernesto Lecuona
performed by Los Super Seven
from Canto

9:11    “Pol in B
composed by The Durutti Column
performed by The Durutti Column
from Factory Once

9:14    “Trivium” excerpt
composed by René Eespere
performed by Camerata Tallinn
from Northern Lights

9:18    “Any Other Name
composed by Thomas Newman
performed by Thomas Newman
from the American Beauty soundtrack

9:22    “Dido’s Lament”
composed by Henry Purcell
performed by Marianne Beate Kielland
from  Dido and Aeneas

9:26    “Road to Exile
composed by Afro Celtic Sound System
performed by Afro Celtic Sound System
from Hotel Rwanda

9:28    “Dove sei, amato bene
composed by Georg Frideric Handel
performed by Andreas Scholl
from Rodelinda

9:37   “Full Circle
composed and composed by Loreena McKennitt
performed by Loreena McKennitt
from The Mask and the Mirror

9:43    “Sudden Waves
composed by June Tabor
performed by June Tabor
from Angel Tiger

9:49    “Reprise
composed by Zbigniew Preisner
from Blue soundtrack

9:50    “Ndere
composed by Samite Mulondo
performed by Samite Mulondo
from  African Voices

9:53    “Diaraby
composed by Ali Farka Touré with Ry Cooder\
performed by Ali Farka Touré, Ry Cooder and Groupe Asco
from Talking Timbuktu

10:00    “Tre pezzi”
composed by Giacinto Scelsi
performed by Claude Delangle, soprano saxophone
from The Solitary Saxophone

10:04    “Bolujem ja
traditional
performed by D. Nešović and Ansambl Toše Elezovića
from Starogradski Biseri

10:07    “Obiero
composed by Ayub Ogada
performed by Ayub Ogada
from En Mana Kuoyo

10:13    “Prospero’s Speech
composed by William Shakespeare
composed and performed by Loreena McKennitt
from The Mask and the Mirror

10:16    “Looking for Sleep”
composed by Jenifer Smith
performed by Jenifer Smith
from Code Mesa

10:22    “Concerto for Cello In E-Flat, RV 408: II. Largo
composed by Antonio Vivaldi
performed by Ofra Harnoy, cello
from Vivaldi Cello Concertos Vol. 4

10:28    “Duna Ma Yelema
composed by Kar Kar, Boubacar Traore & Habib Koite
performed by Kar Kar, Boubacar Traore & Habib Koite
from Macire

10:32    “Dounuya
composed by Mamadou Diabate
performed by Mamadou Diabate
from Tunga

10:37    “Cantares de mi Tierra”
traditional Mexican folksong
performed by Mary Lea and friends
from Cascade of Tears

10:41    “My Old Flame
composed by Coslow-Johnson 
performed by Chet Baker
from Chet Baker in Milan

10:46    “Oblivion
composed by Astor Piazzolla
performed by Jean Yves Fourmeau Saxophone Quartet
from The Art of the Jean Yves Fourmeau Saxophone Quartet

10:49    “Houston in Two Seconds
composed by Ry Cooder
performed by Ry Cooder
from Paris, Texas soundtrack

10:52    “Jaran hailaas
traditional Mongolian grassland song
performed by Urna Chahrtugchi
from Tal Nutag

10:56    “Fry Bread”
composed by BC Smith
performed by BC Smith
from Smoke Signals soundtrack

10:58    “Summa
composed by Arvo Pärt
performed by Calefax Reed Quintet
from Pärt-Byrd

11:02    “La Gioconda: Act II, Cielo e mar!
composed by Amilcare Ponchielli
performed by Andrea Bocelli
from Aria

11:07    “Pampa
composed by Gustavo Santaolalla
performed by G. Santaolalla and A. Kerpel with J. Torres
from Ronroco

11:12    “The Cure for Pain
composed by Jon Foreman
performed by Jon Foreman
from Fall

11:17    “Joan’s Pen
composed by Ernest Ranglin
performed by Ernest Ranglin
from NPR Tiny Desk Concert

11:24    “Adagio”
composed by Samuel Barber
performed by Jean Yves Fourmeau Saxophone Quartet
from The Art of the Jean Yves Fourmeau Saxophone Quartet

11:30    “La Luna
composed by Ottmar Liebert
performed by Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra
from La Semana

11:34    “Milk and Honey
composed by Jackson C. Frank
performed by Jackson C. Frank
from Blues Run the Game

11:38    “Know
composed by Nick Drake
performed by Nick Drake
from Pink Moon

11:41    “Oriundina
composed by B. Leza
performed by Cesaria Evora
from Cesaria Evora

11:46    “La vie en rose
composed by Edith Piaf
performed by Sophie Milman
from Sophie Milman

11:51    “Adir
traditional
performed by The Andy Statman Quartet\
from Between Heaven and Earth

11:59    “On Doing an Evil Deed Blues
composed by John Fahey
performed by John Fahey
from The John Fahey Anthology

12:03    “Travis
composed by Béla Fleck
performed by Edgar Meyer, Béla Fleck, and Mike Marshall
from Uncommon Ritual

12:06    “Für Alina”  excerpt
composed by Arvo Pärt
performed by Alexander Malter, piano
from Alina

12:09    “Im Waltz Spirit” (Improv. no. 13)
composed by Ora Bat Chaim
performed by Giora Feidman
from Silence and Beyond

12:13    “Kyrie”
traditional Mass with native Brazilian sources
performed by Marlui Miranda
from Ihu 2: Kewere-Rezar-Prayer

12:18    “Warda’s Whorehouse
composed by Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso
performed by Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso
music from The Screens

12:21    “Aguirre
composed by Popol Vuh
performed by Popol Vuh
from the soundtrack to Aguirre

12:27    “A Thousand Whispers
composed by Michael Hoppé
performed by Michael  Hoppé & Martin Tillmann
from Afterglow

12:31    “Time on My Hands
composed by V. Youmans, H. Adamson & M. Gordon
performed by Ben Webster Quintet
from Soulville

12:35    “Nekhome” / “Prelude No. 4”
composed by Frédéric Chopin arr. by Michael McLaughlin
performed by Shirim
from Klezmer Nutcracker

12:39    “Funny How Love Is
composed by Roland Gift & David Steele
performed by Fine Young Cannibals
from Fine Young Cannibals

12:42    “Cage the Songbird
composed by Low Anthem
performed by Low Anthem
from Oh My God Charlie Darwin

12:47    “Humility
composed by Wim Mertens
performed by Wim Mertens
from The Best of Wim Mertens

12:50    “Ausencia
composed by Goran Bregovic
performed by Goran Bregovic and Cesaria Evora
from Underground

12:53    “Toro Mata
composed by Carlos Soto de la Colina
performed by Susana Baca
from Espiritu Vivo

1:00    “The Fille De Pekin”
composed by Frédérick Rousseau
performed by Frédérick Rousseau
from Buddha-Bar IV

1:03    “Como Llora una Estrella
traditional
performed by Butch Baldassari, Robin Bullock & John Reischman
from Travellers

1:08    “Berceuse”
composed by Leo Brouwer
performed by the Modern Mandolin Quartet
from Pan American Journeys

1:12    “Sposa son disprezzata
composed by Antonio Vivaldi
performed by Cecilia Bartoli and György Fischer
from Se tu m’ami

1:18    “Faith
composed by Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke
performed by Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke
from The Insider

1:21    “Shhh/Peaceful” excerpt
composed by Miles Davis
performed by Miles Davis et al.
from In a Silent Way

1:26    “Cubana
composed by Horacio Hernandez and Charles Neville
performed by Deep Rumba
from Alto En La Fiebre De La Rumba

1:29    “Gnossienne No. 3
composed by Eric Satie
performed by Pascal Roge
from Satie: 3 Gymnopédies

1:32    “Waltz for Bill Monroe
composed by Butch Baldassari
performed by The Nashville Mandolin Trio
from American Portraits

1:35    “Gaucho
composed by Gustavo Santaolalla
performed by Gustavo Santaolalla
from Ronroco

1:39    “Baba Drame
composed by Kar Kar, Boubacar Traoré & Habib Koite
performed by Kar Kar, Boubacar Traoré & Habib Koite
from Macire

1:43    “Iris”  excerpt
composed by Wim Mertens
performed by Wim Mertens
from The Best of Wim Mertens

1:50    “Contemplation
composed by Tim Wheater
performed by Tim Wheater
from In Unity

1:55    “Prayer”
composed by Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff
performed by Anja Lechner and Vassilis Tsabropoulos
from Chants, Hymns and Dances

1:59    “Deep River
composed by Steven Foster
performed by The Blind Boys of Alabama
from Deep River

2:01    “Many Rivers to Cross
composed by Jimmy Cliff
performed by Jimmy Cliff
from The Harder They Come soundtrack

2:05    “Amazing Grace / House of the Rising Sun”
lyrics by John Newton
traditional melody
performed by The Blind Boys of Alabama
from Spirit of the Century

2:10    “See Me Lakayana
composed by Geoffrey Oryema
performed by Geoffrey Oryema
from Spirit

2:14    “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”
composed by Harold Arlen
performed by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
from Ka ’Ano’i

2:18    “If I Knew” excerpt
composed by Edgar Meyer
performed by Joshua Bell & Edgar Meyer
from Short Trip Home

2:19    “Japurá River
composed by Philip Glass
performed by Uakti
from Aguas da Amazonia

2:24    “Tacoma Trailer
composed by Leonard Cohen
performed by Leonard Cohen
from The Future


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