Scenes of Childhood through the eyes of the German composer Robert Schumann and the Brazilian Octavio Pinto are featured in Sunday morning's Centering Music. Another Brazilian composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, furnishes the Offertory music, in the form of his piano suite A prole do bebe (Baby's Family). The collection is meant to depict different sorts of dolls children might play with, each representing a distinct ethnic group as part of the country's diverse cultural heritage. "O Polichinelo" is a portrait of the rambunctious "Punch n' Judy" dolls from the Commedia dell'arte tradition.
Centering Music: Adam Kent, piano
From Kinderszenen, Op. 15
Knight of the Hobby-horse
March, Little Soldier!
"When the Kids Go Marching In"
Special Music: R.E. Students directed by Lyra Harada
"It's a Small World"
Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman, words and music
From A prole do bebe (Baby's Family)