Music on the Voyager Record

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  1. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, First Movement, Munich Bach Orchestra, Karl Richter, conductor, 4:40.
  2. Java, court gamelan, "Kinds of Flowers," recorded by Robert Brown, 4:43.
  3. Senegal, percussion, recorded by Charles Duvelle, 2:08.
  4. Zaire, Pygmy girls' initiation song, recorded by Colin Turnbull, 0:56.
  5. Australia, Aborigine songs, "Morning Star" and "Devil Bird," recorded by Sandra LeBrun Holmes, 1:26.
  6. Mexico, "El Cascabel," performed by Lorenzo Barcelata and the Mariachi Mèxico, 3:14.
  7. "Johnny B. Goode," written and performed by Chuck Berry, 2:38.
  8. New Guinea, men's house song, recorded by Robert MacLennan, 1:20.
  9. Japan, shakuhachi, "Cranes in Their Nest," performed by Coro Yamaguchi, 4:51.
  10. Bach, "Gavotte en rondeaux" from the Partita No. 3 in E major for Violin, performed by Arthur Grumiaux, 2:55.
  11. Mozart, The Magic Flute, Queen of the Night aria, no. 14. Edda Moser, soprano. Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor, 2:55.
  12. Georgian S.S.R., chorus, "Tchakrulo," collected by Radio Moscow, 2:18.
  13. Peru, panpipes and drum, collected by Casa de la Cultura, Lima, 0:52.
  14. "Melancholy Blues," performed by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven, 3:05.
  15. Azerbaijan S.S.R., bagpipes, recorded by Radio Moscow, 2:30.
  16. Stravinsky, Rite of Spring, Sacrificial Dance, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky, conductor, 4:35.
  17. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude and Fugue in C, No.1. Glenn Gould, piano, 4:48.
  18. Beethoven, Fifth Symphony, First Movement, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer, conductor, 7:20.
  19. Bulgaria, "Izlel je Delyo Hagdutin," sung by Valya Balkanska, 4:59.
  20. Navajo Indians, Night Chant, recorded by Willard Rhodes, 0:57.
  21. Holborne, Paueans, Galliards, Almains and Other Short Aeirs, "The Fairie Round," performed by David Munrow and the Early Music Consort of London, 1:17.
  22. Solomon Islands, panpipes, collected by the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Service, 1:12.
  23. Peru, wedding song, recorded by John Cohen, 0:38.
  24. China, ch'in, "Flowing Streams," performed by Kuan P'ing-hu, 7:37.
  25. India, raga, "Jaat Kahan Ho," sung by Surshri Kesar Bai Kerkar, 3:30.
  26. "Dark Was the Night," written and performed by Blind Willie Johnson, 3:15.
  27. Beethoven, String Quartet No. 13 in B flat, Opus 130, Cavatina, performed by Budapest String Quartet, 6:37.