Selections for Sun Sep 28, from Adam Kent, piano
“I call on Thee, o Lord Jesus Christ”
J.S. Bach, arr. by Ferruccio Busoni
Partita No. 1 in Bb Major, BWV Bach
Concerto in the Italian Style
I. No Tempo Indication
Offertory: "Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring"
Bach, arr. by Harold Bauer
CUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas
Sephardic Folk Song, arr. by Audrey Snyder
*Translation: Sleep, sleep mother’s little boy
Free from worry and pain
Listen (with) joy to your mother’s words
The words of Sh’ma Yisrael
Sleep, sleep mother’s little boy
With beauty of the (words of) Sh’ma Yisrael
Closer to the Flame
David Lantz III and Susan Bentall Boersma
"How Could Anyone"
Solo sung by Lisa Meyer
S.D.G. Soli Deo Gloria. To the Glory of God Alone. One of the five solae of the Protestant Reformation, the anagram appears on the manuscripts of all of J.S. Bach’s religious music and on many of his secular compositions as well. For Bach, artistic creation was an expression of absolute faith in a divine creator. The keyboard works performed at this morning’s worship service include arrangements for piano of choral and organ works by J. S. Bach as well as several of his original keyboard pieces. CUC’s Choir also presents music of faith, including a lullaby from the Sephardic tradition in which a mother’s recitation of the Sh’ma lull a baby to sleep.