CUC Music: Sun Feb 8

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.


Deep River
Traditional African-American, arr. by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

From New Faces of Jazz: "Scrambled Eggs and Ernie" and "That's Mike"
Hale Smith

From In the Bottoms: "Prelude: Night" and "Juba Dance"
R. Nathaniel Dett

Adam Kent, piano

Choral Anthems:

Si Vis Amari (Trans: "If you want to be loved, love.")
Jerry Estes

A Festive Alleluia
Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas

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