On August 21, a path starting in Oregon going through South Carolina will experience one of nature's most spectacular events: a total eclipse of the sun.
Featuring some of the greatest space-themed music of our time, Classical MPR is proud to bring you a specially curated playlist of music to go along with your viewing experience of the August 21 solar eclipse.
6:08 am - Yan Jinxuan - The White-Haired Girl Suite: Greeting the Sun
7:19 am - Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra: Sunrise
7:24 am - Franz Joseph Haydn - Il mondo della luna: Overture
8:25 am - John Williams - Star Wars: Princess Leia
9:40 am - Traditional Norwegian - O Day Full of Grace Luther College Nordic Choir (Iowa is the closest place to Minnesota to observe the full eclipse.)
10:46 am - Carl Nielsen - Helios Overture
11:06 am - Gabriel Faure - Clair de Lune
12:06pm - Gustav Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde: Von der jugend
12:11 pm - Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet No. 25 (Haydn's Op. 20 are nicknamed the "Sun" quartets)
1:18 pm - Howard Hanson - Merry Mount Suite
From Wahoo Nebraska - Nebraska sees total eclipse at 1:03 pm CDT
1:38 pm - Virgil Thomson - Symphony on a Hymn Tune From Missouri - they get total eclipse at 1:14 pm CDT