Religious Expression In Folk Music

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Two of the world's major religions observe events this week that are at their essence. Jews tonight began a celebration of Passover, which recalls the flight of Israelites from slavery and bondage in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. Most of Christianity this week is marking the Passion of Jesus Christ, climaxing in His Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Just as Passover celebrates liberation of Jews from oppression, so Easter celebrates the freeing of Christian believers from the bondage of sin because Jesus took it upon Himself on the cross and triumphed over sin.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Brooks Williams, “What Wondrous Love”, Little Lion, Signature Sounds

  • Andy Statman Quartet, “Adir”, Between Heaven And Earth, Shanachie


    The Passover Story

  • Theodore Bikel, “Der Bekher (The Wine Goblet)”, A Taste Of Passover, Rounder

  • Judith Berkson & Rebecca Shrimpton, “Passover Is At Hand”, A Taste Of Passover, Rounder

  • Shelley Posen, “Eliyahu”, Menorah, Well Done Music

  • Vanavers, “Ha Lachma Anya (This Is The Bread Of Oppression)”, Let My People Go!, Appleseed

  • Kim & Reggie Harris et al, “Avodim Hayinu (Slaves Were We)”, “Mah Lecha Ha-Yam (Sea Why Do You Flee?)”, Let My People Go!, Appleseed

  • New England Conservatory Gospel Choir, “Pischu Li”, A Taste Of Passover, Rounder


    The Passion Of Jesus Christ

  • John Roberts & Tony Barrand, “All In The Morning”, To Welcome In The Spring, Front Hall

  • Bob Franke, “Upper Room”, The Desert Questions, Telephone Pole Records

  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, “Lord’s Last Supper”, Thank God, Crossroads

  • Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, “God’s Own Child”, Legacy, Compass


  • Ed Trickett & Harry Tuft, “Just As The Evening Sun”, The Telling Takes Me Home, Folk-Legacy

  • June Tabor, “The Easter Tree”, Ashes And Diamonds, Green Linnet

  • John Duffey & Seldom Scene, “Were You There?”, Baptizing, Rebel

  • Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, “By The Mark”, Revival, Almo Sounds

  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, “He Is Risen”, Gospel Parade, Sugar Hill

  • Martin Carthy, “Christ Made A Trance”, All Through The Years, Green Linnet

  • Maddy Prior, “Lord Of The Dance”, Lovely In The Dances: Songs Of Sydney Carter, Plant Life


    The Passover Story

  • Vocolot, “Pitchu Li/Effen Oyf”, “Zog Maran”, Heart Beat, Oyster Albums

  • Theodore Bikel, “Zog Nit Keynol”, A Taste Of Passover, Rounder

  • Andy Statman Quartet, “My Soul Thirsts”, Between Heaven And Earth, Shanachie