Music: Sun Jun 9

Images of kids inform the works chosen for this morning’s Centering Music, both by composers from the Catalonian region of Spain. Federico Mompou’s Scènes d’enfants (Scenes of Childhood) begins with “Cris dans la rue” (Shouts in the Street) and ends with “Jeunes filles au jardin” (Young Girls in the Garden); present in the two numbers is a popular Catalan folk tune, “La filla del marxant,” or “The Merchant’s Daughter.” Manuel Blancafort was a close friend of Mompou’s. His father founded a player-piano shop in his home town of La Garriga, and the composer claimed to have learned the rudiments of his craft transcribing musical scores onto player-piano rolls. Parc d’attraccions alludes to a popular amusement park on the summit of Tibidabo, a mountain overlooking Barcelona. Elsewhere, the CUUC Choir makes its final appearance of the 2018-19 church year, and our own Kim Force teams up with niece Isabel and hubby Christian in a fun medley as the morning offertory. Read on for programming details.

Centering Music: Adam Kent, piano
Scènes d’enfants
            Cris dans la rue
            Jeunes filles au jardin
                                                Federico Mompou
Parc d’attraccions
            L’orgue dels cavallets (The Carousel Organ)
            El tumult desvetlla recorts (The Tumult Awakens Memories)
            Polka de l’equilibrista (The Tightrope Walker’s Polka)
                                                Manuel Blancafort

Anthem: CUUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas
Ashokan Farewell     
             Music by Jay Unger, Lyrics by Grian McGregor, arr. by Carole Stephens 

Offertory: Kim Force and Isabel Armstrong, vocals: Christian Force, piano
"Get Happy/Happy Days are Here Again”
                        Harold Arlen and ‪Ted Koehler/ Milton Ager and Jack Yellen 

The Rhythm of Life   
            Cy Coleman & Dorothy Fields, arr. by Richard Barnes  

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