Music: Sun Oct 26

In keeping with October’s theme of death and this Sunday’s sermon on El Día de los Muertos, music for Oct 26 will feature funeral marches from sonatas by Beethoven and Chopin, an Elegy by Unitarian composer Edvard Grieg, American composer William Bolcom’s Graceful Ghost Rag, and Manuel de Falla’s Danza del Terror from the ballet El amor brujo. This last work relates a tale of about a young gypsy woman’s struggles to exorcize the ghost of her deceased lover.

Sonata No. 12 in Ab Major, Op 26
III. Marcia funebre sulla morte d’un Eroe
Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata in Bb minor, Op. 35
III. Marche funèbre
Frederic Chopin

Opening Music:
Danza del Terror
Manuel de Falla

Elegy, Op. 47, No. 7
Edvard Grieg

Graceful Ghost Rag
William Bolcom

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