Music from a variety of African-American traditions is featured this Sunday morning in honor of Dr. Martin Luther Day. The Centering Music includes arrangements from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s “Twenty-Four Negro Melodies” of orally-transmitted songs from the U. S. and the African continent, followed by a popular “rag” by Scott Joplin. The Offertory is a jazz favorite by the legendary Errol Garner. The CUUC Choir is also on hand with music from Native American and East-African traditions, all in keeping with Dr. King’s vision for a more inclusive society.
Read on for programming details.
Centering Music: Adam Kent, piano
“Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveler”
Traditional Spiritual, arr. by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Traditional South East African, arr. by Coleridge-Taylor
Maple Leaf Rag
Anthem: CUUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas
Now I Walk In Beauty
Navajo Prayer, arr. by Gregg
South African Freedom Song