Music: Sun Oct 28

Día de los Muertos, reinterpreted at CUUC as a time for remembrance and spiritual communion, elicits a wide range of musical expression at Sunday morning’s worship service. Mary Lane Cobb performs “When October Goes”, an evocation of loss and memory with words by Johnny Mercer and music by Barry Manilow. For the Centering Music, Music Director Adam Kent performs the Danza del terror from Manuel de Falla’s ballet El amor brujo, based on an Andalusian gypsy legend of obsessive love and ghostly possession. A funeral march from Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 12 follows, along with two depictions of mischievous spirits from Norwegian folklore by Unitarian composer Edvard Grieg. Finally, the Offertory features American composer William Bolcom’s elegant Graceful Ghost Rag, written in the aftermath of the death of the composer’s father. Read on for programming details.

Centering Music: Adam Kent, piano
Danza del terror from El amor brujo
                                                Manuel de Falla
Piano Sonata No. 12 in Ab Major, Op. 26
            III. Marcia funebre sulla morte d’un eroe
                                                Ludwig van Beethoven
March of the Trolls, Op. 54, No. 3
                                                Edvard Grieg

Opening Music:
Little Troll, Op. 71, No. 3

Graceful Ghost Rag
                                                            William Bolcom

Interlude: Mary Lane Cobb, soprano
“When October Goes”
                                    Music by Barry Manilow, words by Johnny Mercer

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