The music I chose for this morning's service on the theme of Trust, brings to mind an expression coined by the musicologist Edward T. Cone, who wrote about "promissory notes" in certain compositions. Pieces with "promissory notes" often include some odd detail early on. The composer, though, seems to be saying, "Trust me. It's there for a reason. Stick with me, hear me out, and you'll see why...." And, in the work of great composers like Chopin, Schubert, or Mendelssohn, the promises are kept---everything seems to be justified in the end.
The CUUC Choir is on hand---(if you trust virtual performances)--for a reprise of "It's a Wonderful World." Read on for programming details, and stay tuned for introductions to each work.
Centering Music: Adam Kent, piano
Nocturne in B Major, Op. 32, No. 1
Anthem: CUUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas
"What a Wonderful World"
Words and Music by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele; Arranged by Mark A. Brymer
Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4
Moment Musical in Ab Major, Op. 94, No. 2
Song without Words in Bb Major, Op. 67, No. 4 "Pilgrims' Song"