Music: Sun Dec 11

Whether he was writing for the Church, royal patrons, or musical amateurs, J. S. Bach frequently appended the initials S.D.G. to his manuscripts. “Soli Deo Gloria”—To the Glory of God Alone—summarized Bach’s conviction of the divine inspiration underlying all creative activity. And no other composer’s music better reflects the Infinite, in its simultaneous linear and harmonic unfolding. Accordingly, December’s theme of God is mirrored in the solo keyboard works of Bach programmed at Sunday morning’s worship service.

The CUUC Choir is also on hand with a traditional African celebration of the divine and Alicia Ann Scott’s soulfully expressive “Think On Me”. Read on for programming details.

Prelude: Adam Kent, piano
Partita No. 1 in Bb Major, BWV 825
            Sarabande and Gigue
                                                J. S. Bach
I Call on Thee, O Lord
                                    J. S. Bach, arr. by Ferruccio Busoni

Anthem: CUUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas
Bonse Aba*  
Victor C. Johnson
*Translation: All who sing with the spirit have a right to be called the
children of God.

Prelude and Fugue in E Major, W. T. C. I
                                                J. S. Bach

Think On Me
Alicia Ann Scott, arr. by Greg Gilpin  

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