Music: Sun Apr 28

Instrumental music in the form of Joseph Achron’s “Hebrew Melody” and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s arrangement of the Spiritual “Wade in the Water” are included as part of our Sunday morning Passover celebration. The former needs no explanation; the latter alludes to the Exodus from Egypt, and the parting of the Red Sea, as the Israelites fled their former captors. Elsewhere, a wealth of Jewish and Passover-themed congregational singing comprises a large part of worship, and CUUC’s Choir is on hand with a Psalm setting from Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and an arrangement of the traditional Hine Matov as a round. Read on for programming details.

Centering Music: Lyra Harada, violin; Adam Kent, piano
“Hebrew Melody”
                                    Joseph Achron

Anthem: CUUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas
Chichester Psalms, Movement III*
                                                 Leaonard Bernstein.

*Ps. 131:  Lord, Lord
               My heart is not haughty,
             Nor my eyes lofty,
                Neither do I exercise myself
                In great matter or in things
                Too wonderful for me.
                Surely, I have calmed
                And quieted myself,
                As a child that is weaned of his mother,
                My soul is even as a weaned child.
             Let Israel hope in the Lord,
                From henceforth and forever.

Ps. 133, vs. 1:  Behold, how good,
                          And how pleasant it is,
                          For brethren to dwell
                          Together in unity.

“Wade in the Water”
                                    Traditional Spiritual arr. by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Hine matov uma nayim         
                                    Traditional Hebrew Round  

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