Our Day

The second installment of films featuring the music of Rachel Grimes comes in this charming home movie, Our Day (1938) chronicling the life of a Lebanon, Kentucky family. The film with music was first presented with music as part of Amateur Night: Home Movies from American Archives.

Bed of Moss

Watch this space all week for films that have either used Rachel Grimes music or in which she has provided the score. We’ll start with Bed of Moss by Kurtis Hough.

Featured Album: Compound Leaves

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Rachel Grimes’ newest release, Compound Leaves, re-imagines five songs from Book of Leaves with strings, and presents three songs originally for piano as string-only works. Rachel previewed Compound Leaves on Lunchtime Classics (below) in January.

Featured Album: The Phoenix Rising

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They’re young, they’re British and they perform music of the Tudor period to early Baroque. Stile Antico’s latest album, The Phoenix Rising, is a collection of the former including the 5-part Mass by Byrd and music by Tallis, Taverner, White, Morley and Gibbons. Catch them on tour later this year, and watch their Tiny Desk concert below.

Featured Album: Thile Plays Bach

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Chris Thile cut his teeth playing bluegrass in Carlsbad, California, where he helped form Nickel Creek. The folk trio would go on to win a Grammy in 2002. In 2006, Thile started the band Punch Brothers and his career hasn’t stopped moving. Our Featured Album this week is Chris Thile playing Bach, three sonatas and partitas for solo violin. You can hear him play at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts on October 19th.