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A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

by Ursula K. Le Guin

To me a novel can be as beautiful as any symphony, as beautiful as the sea.


Ursula K. Le Guin (Copyright Marian Wood Kolisch)

Music composed for this program by Mark Weingarten at Beeftech Studios.

Excerpts from “Pale Blue Arrow” and “Knives in My Eyes” (written by Nathan Johnson), “Building to War,” “Four O'Clock (Part One),” and “The Tunnel” (written by Nathan Johnson and Chris Mears), and “Kabuki Confrontation” (written by Nathan Johnson, Chris Mears, and China Kent), performed by Nathan Johnson and The Cinematic Underground from the original score to the film Brick (2005), published by Choplogic Music (ASCAP), and used courtesy of Nathan Johnson.

Excerpts from Jean Sibelius's The Tempest Suite No. 1, Op. 109, No. 2: “Scene,” The Tempest Suite No. 2, Op. 109, No.3: “Song II,” and Nightride and Sunrise: Op. 55, performed by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Leif Segerstam, from the album Jean Sibelius: The Tempest Suites 1 and 2, The Oceanides, and Nightride and Sunrise (1998), used courtesy of Ondine, Inc.

Excerpts from “Lotus” and “The Moon on High” performed by Music from China from the album Traditional Chinese Music (2001), used courtesy of Music from China. Excerpts from “Foreric: Piano Study,” “Dark Landscape,” and “Desperate Flight” composed by Todd Barton from the album Metascapes (2001), used courtesy of Valley Productions. Original music composed by Philip Brunelle.

Written and produced by Dan Stone at the National Endowment for the Arts, 2008.

Excerpts from A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA by Ursula K. Le Guin. Copyright © 1968, 1996 by The Inter-Vivos Trust for the Le Guin Children. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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