Music: Sun Sep 11

CUUC’s annual Ingathering and Water Communion celebrations are marked by music with aqueous associations. The Choir is on hand with a joyous African-American Spiritual as well as a reflective offering by Amy F. Bernon.  Music Director Adam Kent provides selections from a wide stylistic range, including an arrangement of another popular Spiritual, “Deep River”, as the morning’s Offertory.

Water inspires many of the other solo piano selections, including an evocation of a water nymph by Debussy, a turbulent image of roiling waves by Ernst Bloch, a babbling brook in the hands of Unitarian composer Edvard Grieg, and the refreshing sprays of a fresh-water spring from Franz Liszt’s travelogue of Switzerland.

Read on for programming details.
Prelude: Adam Kent, piano
Ondine, from Préludes, Book II
The Fresh-Water Saleswoman from Histoires
At Sea from Poems of the Sea

Anthem: CUUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas
Every Time I Feel The Spirit    
American Spiritual, arr. by Earlene Rentz 

Deep River
                        Traditional Spiritual, arr. by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor 
 A Song Sung Once          
Amy F. Bernon
Water Communion:
Still Waters:
Venetian Boatsong, Op. 30, No. 6
Shining Waters:
Au bord d’une source, from Années de Pèlerinage, “Suisse”
Stormy Waters: In Mid-Ocean from Sea Pieces, Op. 55
Rushing Waters: Little Brook, Op. 62, No. 4

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