Music: Sun Feb 7


This morning’s musical selections are connected to African and African Diasporic traditions. The composers either hail from African nations, occupied themselves with African idioms, or embraced African-American musical styles. Their names—and the names of the heritage they celebrated—are too rarely spoken. Read on for programming details, and stay tuned for introductions to each work during worship.


Centering Music: Adam Kent, piano
“Maribye Ma Nonoha Ngopfu” (These Stones Are Very Hard)

                        South East African, arr. by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Opening Music:
“Dancing Barefoot in the Rain” from African Sketches

                                    Nkeiru Okoye

Musical Meditation:

“Poor Mourner’s Got a Home”

Wallace M. Cheatham



“The Angels Changed My Name”

African-American Spiritual, arr. by Coleridge-Taylor

Parting Music:

“The Monk” from Portraits in Jazz

                                    Valerie Capers

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