Music: Sun May 12

Unlikely beauty is embodied in much of Beethoven’s music, which sometimes baffled his contemporaries with its sudden juxtapositions of diverse moods and affects; his work often seemed oblivious to the categories most other composers treated as inviolable. In the first movement of his Piano Sonata No. 28, heard in this morning’s Offertory, for example, Beethoven seems to mix pastoral traits with sudden tragic outbursts. In the Centering Music, female composers of Ragtime are featured, in recognition of Mothers’ Day and in order to call attention to the contributions of overlooked demographics. Elsewhere, the CUUC Choir is on hand, with a touching lullaby from the Sephardic tradition and a timeless expression of beauty by John Rutter. Read on for programming details.

Centering Music: Adam Kent, piano
Phoebe Thomson’s Cake Walk
                                                            Sadie Koninsky
Hoosier Rag
                                                Julia Niebergall
Dusty, a Rag
                                                May Aufderheide

Anthem: CUUC Choir, directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas
Durmé, Durmé*    
                        Sephardic Folk Song, arr. by Audrey Snyder
*Translation: Sleep, Sleep mother’s little child. Sleep without worries or pain.  Sleep.     
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101
            Etwas lebhaft, und mit der innigsten Empfindung
                                                 Ludwig van Beethoven

For the Beauty of the Earth  
                                                John Rutter

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