Music: Sun May 2


Federico Mompou's 6 Charmes, or "Spells", are dispersed throughout this morning's musical selections. At the heart of them is a spell for healing, but, as a cycle, they make a unified appeal for wellness and wholeness. In the Centering music is an arrangement of the Spiritual "Oh, He raise a poor Lazarus," a reference to religion's ultimate healer, and the Interlude is a tenderly prayerful movement composed by Robert Schumann even as his mental health declined. The CUUC Choir Quartet is on hand as well, with a reminder of the salutary effects of music. Read on for programming details, and stay tuned for spoken introductions.


Gathering Music: Adam Kent, piano
"Oh, He raise a poor Lazarus"

                                                Traditional Spiritual, arr. by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor


            I. "...pour endormir la souffrance" (to put suffering to sleep)

            II. "...pour pénétrer les âmes" (to penetrate souls)

                                                Federico Mompou


Centering Music:


            III. "...pour inspirer l'amour" (to inspire love)



Anthem: CUUC Choir Quartet, directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas

"'Tis You That Are the Music"

                                                Cynthia Gray

Musical Meditation:


            IV. "...pour les guérisons" (for healing)

            V. "...pour évoquer l'image du passé" (to evoke the image of the past)




Drei Fantasiestücke, Op. 111

            II. Ziemlich langsam

                                                Robert Schumann


Parting Music:

            VI. "...pour inspirer la joie" (to inspire joy)

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