Music: Sun Jan 28

“Waste Reduction”---a sermon topic replete in musical connotations.

What does it mean to utilize resources economically, to pare things down to essentials, to eschew excess—musically speaking?

Responding to Viennese Emperor Joseph II’s quip, “Too many notes, dear Mozart!”, the composer is purported to have said, “Just as many as necessary, your Majesty”. And Mozart’s music is widely taken as a model of concision, of formal perfection, and expressive laconicism. His work seems to pack the maximum emotional punch with the fewest notes. January 28th misses the anniversary of Mozart’s birth by a single day, but there’s never a wrong time for his music.

The CUUC Choir is also on hand with messages of hope in light of persecution, music which continues the social justice work celebrated in our last two worship services and complements the January theme of Resilience.

Read on for programming details:

Click here for Adam Kent and Craig Hunt as Mozart and Sigmund Freud at CUUC:

Centering Music: Adam Kent, piano
Adagio in B Minor, K. 540
                                    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Anthem: CUUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas
Inscription of Hope*
Z. Randall Stroope  

*A Note about “Inscription of Hope”: The words in this anthem were inscribed on the walls of a cellar in Cologne, Germany, where Jews were hiding from the Nazis during World War II. Hope, faith, and a resilience of spirit were all that they had to hold on to for a brighter tomorrow.

Rondo in D Major, K. 485

Song of Freedom    
American Spirituals arr. by Victor C. Johnson

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