CUUC Music: Sun Apr 16

Beyond its overtly Christian associations, Easter has long been a celebration of spring’s arrival, in which the regeneration of life after the winter’s dormancy echoes Christ’s rise from the tomb. The morning’s musical selections reflect both the sanctity of the occasion as well as its joyfulness in two choir selections, Rene Clausen’s “Set Me As  A Seal “ and  Joseph A. Martin’s festive ”Come to the Music”. Solo piano works include verdant delights from Edward MacDowell’s Woodland Sketches and a tribute to spring by Unitarian composer Edvard Grieg. The Offertory features a little-known rag by Chas Thompson, the composer’s homage to the seasonal lily blossom. Read on for programming details.

Prelude: Adam Kent, piano
From Woodland Sketches, Op. 51
            To a Wild Rose
            To a Water-Lily
            From Uncle Remus
To Spring, Op. 43, No. 6
                                                Edvard Grieg

Anthem: CUUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas
Set Me As A Seal 
 René Clausen  

The Lily Rag
                                                                        Chas Thompson

Come To The Music 
Joseph M. Martin 

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