WFIT Features

Rick Glasby, crack reporter for WFIT just helped us achieve a milestone! A WFIT news report on the Mercury spacecraft just aired Nationally on NPR!

If you like organ music that you can feel in the pit of your stomach, then Jehan Alain's Three Dances is for you.  Marie-Claire Alain sets the 32-foot pipes of the Chateau-Salins organ in Moselle a-rumble in a performance of music by her brother, a promising young talent who was killed fighting with the French army during the 1940 invasion of World War II.

In the middle of the last century, Alan Lomax travelled this country with a portable (barely) recording machine and collected the folk music of America.

In 1651, John Playford travelled England with pen and paper and collected the folk dances of his land. With the publication of Playford's Dancing Master, he had an instant hit on his hands both in England and in the colonies, resulting in the printing of dozens of further volumes over the next fifty or so years.

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