For our Morning Edition music segment today, we're going to hear two pieces of music selected by Bruce Kramer. He's a former dean at the University of St. Thomas.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer's been following his story as he copes with life with ALS, also known as Lou Gherig's disease. Kramer is the featured guest this week on Music With Minnesotans -- a weekly feature on Classical Minnesota Public Radio that asks notable Minnesotans to make and discuss a musical playlist.
Alison Young hosts Music with Minnesotans, and she spoke with Wurzer about Kramer's musical choices and philosophy.
The music featured in the interview is:
*Lux Arumque, by Eric Whitacre. Sung by Cantus.
*Sure on this Shining Night, by Morten Lauridsen. Sung by Conspirare.