CUUC Music: Sun Jan 31

A wide range of musical styles prevails at Sunday morning’s worship service this week. Consider arriving by 10am for Music for All Ages, featuring works evocative of children by Spanish composer Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002). Montsalvatge’s Sonatine pour Yvette, an allusion to the composer’s daughter, reflects the influence of Maurice Ravel and also quotes several recognizable children’s songs. Because of the wealth of commerce between the Costa Brava of Spain and Cuba, popular music of the Antilles came to be known in that part of the Iberian peninsula. Montsalvatge’s Five Canciones Negras from 1945 are all based on texts by Cuban poets dealing with colonialism and Afro-Cuban culture. The Canción para dormir a un negrito, performed by soprano Kim Force, is an enticing lullaby in the rhythm of an Habanera.
Kim Force also teams up with guitarist Joann Prinzivalli in a song by Norah Jones requested by Perry Montrose in conjunction with this service. In addition, CUUC’s Choir is on hand with lively arrangement of a traditional African-American spiritual and a setting of a seasonal sonnet by William Shakespeare. Read on for programming details, and please consider staying for the Music at CUUC Concert this afternoon at 1pm, immediately following Chili Brunch. More information is available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1676922929259234/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&action_history=null

Prelude: “Portrait of the Composer’s Daughter as a Young Girl and Lullaby for a Baby Boy”, a Music for All Ages Presentation with pianist Adam Kent and soprano Kim Force. Featured works include:
Allegretto from Sonatine pour Yvette and Canción para dormir a un negrito
                                                Xavier Montsalvatge

Special Music: Kim Force and Joann Prinzivalli
Something Is Calling You
                                                            Jesse Harris
Anthem: CUUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas
Oh, Won’t You Sit Down!   
American Spiritual, arr. by Victor C. Johnson  

How Like A Winter     
Music by Ruth Morris Gray, Words by William Shakespeare (from Sonnet 97

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