Music: Sun Oct 2

In honor of Rosh Hashana, solo piano works by composers of Jewish descent are featured on Sunday morning. Felix Mendelssohn’s Songs without Words reflect the composer’s preoccupation with the unremitting rhythmic momentum of much Baroque music overlaid with the long-breathed lyrical lines typical of nineteenth-century Romanticism. George Gershwin’s Three Preludes were originally part of set of five first performed by the composer at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan in 1926. The CUUC Choir is also on hand with a traditional Hebrew text and the jaunty Fill-a Me Up! By Pepper Choplin. Read on for programming details.

Prelude: Adam Kent, piano
Song without Words in E Major, Op. 19, No. 1 “Sweet Remembrances”
Song without Words in C Major, Op. 102, No. 2 “Tarantella”
                                                            Felix Mendelssohn
Three Preludes
I.               Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
II.              Andante con moto e poco rubato
III.            Agitato

Anthem: CUUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas

Ha Shalom*    
Greg Gilpin
*Translation:  Peace shall be for all the world.
                          All the world shall be for peace.

Song without Words in Bb Major, Op. 67, No. 3 “Pilgrim’s Song”

Fill-a Me Up!  
Pepper Choplin  

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