Music: Sun May 1

Solo piano works evocative of the season as well as our Flower Communion are featured this Sunday morning at CUUC. The Prelude opens with a charming celebration of May written for student pianists by Robert Schumann. Next come a set of tender floral tributes from American composer Edward MacDowell’s charming Woodland Sketches. The morning’s Offertory is Claude Debussy’s delicately scored “Heather”, thought to describe the lavender-rose scrub brush of the Brittany Coast. Several examples of Ragtime round out the morning’s solo piano music. In addition, the CUUC Choir is on hand with several uplifting selections, including a traditional 16th-century May Day song for congregational participation. Read on for programming details.
Prelude: Adam Kent, piano
Mai, Lieber Mai, Bald Bist Du Wieder Da! (May, Lovely May, Soon You’ll Be Back Again!) , Op. 68, No. 13
                                                Robert Schumann
To a Wild Rose, Op. 51, No. 1
To a Water-Lily, Op. 51, No. 6
                                                            Edward MacDowell
The Chrysanthemum           
                                    Scott Joplin

Special Congregational Music:
Cottesmore: 16th-century traditional May-Day song    

1.       Good morning lords and ladies, it is the first of May.
Come look at our fine garland that looks so green and gay.

2.       The cuckoo sings in April, the cuckoo sings in May.
The cuckoo sings in June, July and then she flies away.

3.       The cuckoo is a merry bird, she sings as she flies,
She brings us good tidings and never tells no lies.
Anthem: CUUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas
No Greater Gift      
 Amy F. Bernon   

Offertory: Bruyères (Heather) from Préludes, Book II
                                                Claude Debussy

You Are The New Day                             
John David, arr. by Peter Knight

Flower Communion Music
Heliotrope Bouquet                       
                                                Scott Joplin and Louis Chauvin

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