The UUSC's historical work on behalf of the denomination's
values, its commitment to environmental justice, social equity, and advocacy
for the oppressed and marginalized, underlie this morning's musical selections.
In addition, the works of the lesbian French
composer Cécile Chaminade and the African-American
Margaret Bonds draw attention to International Women's Month. The works of
Unitarian composer Edvard Grieg celebrate the nascent season and the
spirituality of the natural world, while the Unitarian Béla Bartók gives voice to the indigenous cultures of Eastern Europe by
preserving their oral musical heritage. This morning's Parting Music is based
on an energetic folk song from Southeast Africa, as arranged by the British
composer of African descent Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. In addition, words of hope
from the musical Dear Evan Hansen come our way in a virtual performance
by our own choir, augmented by friends from other area UU choruses and beyond. Read on for programming details.
Gathering Music: Adam Kent, piano
Dance with Sticks
On the Spot
Centering Music: To Spring, Op. 43, No. 6
Anthem: CUUC Choir and Friends, directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas
"You Will Be Found" from Dear Evan Hansen
Musical Meditation: Woodland Peace, Op. 71, No. 4
Interlude: Troubled Waters
Parting Music: "Take Nabandji"
Traditional Southeast African, arr. by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor