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