CUUC Music: Sun Jan 17

The piano solos performed this morning offer two different aspects of compositions by prominent composers of African descent. R. Nathaniel Dett, wrote a substantial body of serious piano works in the classical tradition, although many of them draw on imagery from the African-American culture of his time. Juba Dance was a great favorite of pianists in the early decades of the previous century. Along with Scott Joplin and James Scott, Artie Matthews was one of the pioneers of American Rag Time. His five Pastime Rags are upbeat, virtuosic works full of good humor and vivacious dance rhythms. The CUUC Choir is also on hand with
Prelude: Pianist Adam Kent plays music by African-American composers in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
Night, His Song, Honey, and Juba Dance from In the Bottoms
                        R. Nathaniel Dett
Anthem: CUUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas
South African Freedom Song  

Pastime Rag No. 3
                                                            Artie Matthews

Anthem: Turn Me 'Round  
 arr. by Earlene Rentz

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