September 11, 2001

As NPR covered the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC, it was music that gave listeners time to reflect, to digest the events and the impact. So many letters came to NPR telling us how comforted they were by the music. In this special feature, we offer some of those songs, along with images from events following the attacks.

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Anthem

Anthem

Solid Ether

Solid Ether

Welcome to the Cruel World

Welcome to the Cruel World

From Our Living Room to Yours

From Our Living Room to Yours

Little Sparrow

Little Sparrow

Taproot

Taproot

Film Music

Film Music

Six Solo Suites (Richard Hartshorne)

Six Solo Suites (Richard Hartshorne)

Romantic Defiance

Romantic Defiance

Ahn-Plugged

Ahn-Plugged

Little Three

Little Three

Six Days Six Nights

Six Days Six Nights

The End of the Affair Soundtrack

The End of the Affair Soundtrack

Beckoning

Beckoning

Intuite

Intuite

Saving Private Ryan Soundtrack

Saving Private Ryan Soundtrack

The Yards Soundtrack

The Yards Soundtrack

Carrington Soundtrack

Carrington Soundtrack

Songs Without Words

Songs Without Words

Apollo 13 Soundtrack

Apollo 13 Soundtrack

Metaphor

Metaphor

By the Dawn's Early Light

By the Dawn's Early Light

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Lamentation

Lamentation

Intuite

Intuite

Six Days Six Nights

Six Days Six Nights

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Music for Relaxation, Meditation and Concentration

Music for Relaxation, Meditation and Concentration

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control

Glassworks

Glassworks

Begin Sweet World

Begin Sweet World

Highlights from "Alternatives": A Series of Performances of Soviet Avant Garde Music

Highlights from "Alternatives": A Series of Performances of Soviet Avant Garde Music

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