Music: Sun Apr 12

There are no Easter bonnets, crucifixes, open tombs, or unleavened bread in this morning’s musical offerings. Instead, the interconnected celebrations of Passover and Easter find  expression in musical progressions evoking sorrow to healing, grief to joy, or slavery to liberation. Some of the selected works describe the regeneration of the natural world. The opening “Wade in the Water,” an African-American Spiritual, prompts us to reflect on the faith of the ancient Jews, who waded into the Red Sea on their way to freedom. Read on for programming details.

Centering Music: Adam Kent, piano

Wade in the Water
Traditional African-American Spiritual, arr. by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Prelude in Db Major, Op. 28, No. 15 “Raindrop”
Fredric Chopin

Opening Music:
From Woodland Sketches, Op. 51
          1. To a Wild Rose
Edward MacDowell

Musical Interlude:
Woodland Peace, Op. 71, No. 4
Edvard Grieg

Musical Meditation:
From Woodland Sketches, Op. 516.
          6. To a Water-Lily

Musical Interlude:
Canción y danza No. 5
Federico Mompou

Music for Parting:
Sonata in D Major
Mateo Albéniz

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