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2019-10-23

Music: Sun Oct 27


This morning’s musical selections celebrate the legacy of great Unitarian composers. Among them is the Norwegian Edvard Grieg, several of whose Lyric Pieces are featured in the Centering Music, Prelude, and Interlude. “Remembrances,” the last of the composer’s essays in this form, is actually a transformation of “Arietta,” performed last week, which was the first. In fact, all the works of Grieg chosen for this morning’s service reflect the theme of retrospection. Bela Bartok, one of the early twentieth century’s most important composers, frequently mined the folk music of his native Hungary and other neighboring Eastern European countries in his music. Finally, Arthur Foote, one of the leading composers of the so-called New England School, served as organist to one of Boston’s leading Unitarian congregations for over thirty years and was the composer of several once-popular UU hymns. Read on for programming details.

Centering Music: Adam Kent, piano
Rumanian Dances
            Dance with Sticks
            Waistband Dance
            On the Spot
            Hornpipe
            Rumanian Polka
            Quick Dance
                                                            Bela Bartok
Vanished Days, Op. 57, No. 1            
                                                            Edvard Grieg

Prelude:
Remembrances, Op. 71, No. 7
                                                            Grieg

Children’s Recessional:
Graceful Ghost Rag                
                                                William Bolcom

Offertory:
Romance in F Major, Op. 15, No. 3
                                                            Arthur Foote

Interlude:
Gone, Op. 71, No. 6
                                                            Grieg

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