A Prairie Home Companion
SATURDAY, May 16, 1998

 


Music performed on A Prairie Home Companion, May 16, 1998
Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, Minnesota


Performers:

Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Tom Keith
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
: Richard Dworsky, piano; Andy Stein, fiddle, tenor sax; Pat Donohue, guitar; Greg Hippen, bass; Gordy Knudtson, percussion

 

Guests:
Studs Terkel, actor, author, radio personality
Tony Judge, actor, radio personality
Peter Ostroushko & Friends: Peter Ostroushko, mandolin, fiddle; Dean Magraw, guitar; Pat Frederick, vocal; Prudence Johnson, vocal; Karen Paurus, vocal
The Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series, under the direction of Philip Brunelle. soprano: Kathleen Hanson, Barbara Nelson, Andrea Schussler, Ruth Spiegel, Amy Walter-Peterson, Linda Zelig; alto: Suzanne Buenning, Anna Dick, Rosita Elhardt, Barbara Kastens, Karen Lovgren Kennedy, Christy Thompson; tenor: Claude Cassagne, Robert Griffin, David O. Henderson, Thomas Larson, Glen Todd; bass: Steve Burger, Jerry Johnson, Michael Jorgenson, Arthur LaRue, Michael P. Schmidt, Robert C. Smith; piano: Charles Kemper
TISHOMINGO BLUES (Opening theme)
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
( 1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.; (c) 1989 Garrison Keillor
COLLEGE MEDLEY
The Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series
THE WHIFFENPOOF SONG
w/m: Meade Minnigerode, George S. Pomeroy, Tod B. Galloway; new words: Garrison Keillor
(c) 1936 (Renewed 1964) Miller Music Corporation; (c) 1998 Garrison Keillor
THE HALLS OF IVY
w/m: Henry Russell (ASCAP), Vick Knight (ASCAP); new words: Garrison Keillor
(c) 1950 (Renewed) Chappell & Co., Inc.; (c) 1998 Garrison Keillor
FAR ABOVE CAYUGA'S WATERS
w/m: H. S. Thompson; new words: Garrison Keillor
(c) 1941 (Renewed 1969) Robbins Music Corporation; (c) 1998 Garrison Keillor
MIRACLE
Peter Ostroushko & Friends, RD, GH, GK
w/m: Peter Ostroushko
(c) 1996 Sluz-Duz Publishing Co. (BMI)
rec: "Pilgrims on the Heart Road," Red House Records 90
MY PEOPLE
Peter Ostroushko & Friends, RD, AS, GH, GK
w/m: Peter Ostroushko
(c) 1996 Sluz-Duz Publishing Co. (BMI)
rec: "Pilgrims on the Heart Road," Red House Records 90
"Minnesota choirs" script:
The Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series
SHENANDOAH
w/m: Traditional
arr: Paul Gerike
(c) 1998 Paul Gerike
DU BIST DIE RUH
w/m: Franz Schubert
arr: Paul Gerike
(c) 1998 Paul Gerike
STRAF MICH NICHT IN DEINEM ZORN (from "Cantata 115")
w/m: Johann Sebastian Bach
arr: Paul Gerike
(c) 1998 Paul Gerike
"GUY NOIR" THEME
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w: Garrison Keillor/Richard Dworsky; m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 1995 Keillor/Dworsky
album: "Guy Noir, Radio Private Eye," HighBridge 39261
AUTUMN LEAVES
Rich Dworsky, Andy Stein, Greg Hippen, Gordy Knutdson
w: Johnny Mercer; m: Joseph Kosma
(c) 1947
PANAMA (Intermission)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Edward J. Lambert, Gerald Dolin
(c) 1934 Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc.
THE BIRTHDAY SONG (HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU)
Garrison Keillor, audience, The Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series, GASB
w/m: Mildred J. Hill, Patty S. Hill
(c) 1935 (Renewed) Summy-Birchard Music
SOLIDARITY FOREVER
The Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series, Studs Terkel, Garrison Keillor, audience, GASB
w: Ralph Chaplin; m: Traditional ("John Brown's Body" / "Battle Hymn of the Republic")
THE BIRTHDAY SONG (HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU) (playoff)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Mildred J. Hill, Patty S. Hill
(c) 1935 (Renewed) Summy-Birchard Music
TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS (under "Greetings")
Rich Dworsky, Andy Stein
w: Johnny Mercer; m: Richard A. Whiting
(c) 1937 Warner Bros., Inc.
I'M SO GLAD YOU CAME INTO MY LIFE
Peter Ostroushko & Friends, RD, GH, GK
w/m: Peter Ostroushko
(c) 1996 Sluz-Duz Publishing Co. (BMI)
rec: "Pilgrims on the Heart Road," Red House Records 90
VESPERS (MÍSTO KLEKÁNÍ), op. 29, no. 1
The Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series
text: Adolf Heyduk; m: Antonín Dvorák
(c) 1993 Carus - Verlag Stuttgart
YOUNG BIRCHES (VYBEHLA BRÍZA BELICKÁ), op. 63, no. 4
The Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series
text: Vítezslav Hálek; m: Antonín Dvorák
(c) 1993 Carus - Verlag Stuttgart
IN THE GLOAMING
The Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series, RD, AS, GH
w: Meta Orred; m: Annie Fortesque Harrison
(c) 1877
BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM (closer)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band, Peter Ostroushko
w/m: Traditional
Some other material available by guest artists:

 

Peter Ostroushko
"Pilgrims on the Heart Road," Red House Records 90
"Heart of the Heartland," Red House Records 70
"Duo" (with Dean Magraw), Red House Records 40
"Blue Mesa," Red House Records 30
"Buddies of Swing," Red House Records 17
"The Mando Boys," Red House Records 10
The Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series, under the direction of Philip Brunelle
"Welcome Christmas," BMG 68015
"Witness, Volume I - Spirituals and Gospels," Collins Classics 1449
"Witness, Volume II - The Music of William Grant Still," Collins Classics 1454
"Witness, Volume III - Towards the Future," Collins Classics 1476
"An American Romantic," Collins Classics 1523

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