In honor of Black History Month, Sunday morning’s solo piano selections feature works by composers of African descent. The works performed range from R. Nathaniel Dett’s post-Romantic character pieces, to Hale Smith’s jazz-inflected pedagogical gems, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s rich arrangement of “Deep River.” Read on for programming details. In addition, CUC’s Choir is on hand to perform a special Valentine’s Day selection as well as a celebratory Alleluia. Read on for programming details.
Traditional African-American, arr. by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
From New Faces of Jazz: "Scrambled Eggs and Ernie" and "That's Mike"
From In the Bottoms: "Prelude: Night" and "Juba Dance"
R. Nathaniel Dett
Adam Kent, piano
Si Vis Amari (Trans: "If you want to be loved, love.")
A Festive Alleluia
Mary Lynn Lightfoot
CUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas