CUUC Music: Sun Feb 21

Who better than Ludwig van Beethoven to illustrate the desire for music? Even after he scarcely hear a note, the song of a bird, or the words of a friend, Beethoven continued to write music, driven by some inner love and compulsion. Franz Schubert also expressed his deep-seated reverence for this art in his setting of “To Music”, sung for us on Sunday morning by CUUC member Kim Force.

The CUUC Choir is also on hand with several selections notable for the warm sentiments they express—enough to melt a polar vortex!
Read on for programming details.
Prelude: Adam Kent, piano
Adagio from Piano Sonata No. 1 in f minor, Op. 2, No. 1
Allegretto vivace from Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3
                                                Ludwig van Beethoven

Anthem: CUUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas
Evening Star                                                            
Victor Johnson  

Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair  
American folk song, arr. by Ruth Elaine Schram
Interlude: Kim Force, soprano
An die Musik*
                                                Franz Schubert

*Translation (Text by Franz von Schober)
To Music
You, lovely art, in how many grey hours,
When life's mad tumult wraps around me,

Have you kindled my heart to warm love,
Have you transported me into a better world,
Transported into a better world!
Often has a sigh flowing out from your harp,
A sweet, divine harmony from you

Unlocked to me the heaven of better times,
You, lovely Art, I thank you for it!!
You, lovely art, I thank you!

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