Music: Sun May 9


Some pieces need to change keys and others can barely find them. Preludes by J. S. Bach and Frederic Chopin illustrate contrasting outlooks on just what music "needs" to do. Elsewhere, Mother's Day finds musical resonance in a work by Clara Wieck Schumann, who busied herself raising 8 children and supporting her husband Robert through bouts of extreme bipolar disorder and mental disease--when not concertizing or composing her own works! Thoughts of maternity inform as well "Removalist Rag" by the Uzbekistani-born composer Elena Kats-Chernin, who moved with her three sons to Sidney, Australia in the mid-1990's. Writing of the experience of relocation, the composer shares, "Begun in D Minor at the Peggy Glansville-Hicks House, I finished it later in my present house, in Coogee, Sydney, but in C-sharp minor. So, the title comes from the "moving house" experience." Elsewhere, the CUUC Choir Quartet serves up a virtual performance of Bobby Day's eternally vernal "Rockin' Robin". Stay tuned for spoken introductions, and read on for programming details.


Centering Music: Adam Kent, piano
Prelude in E Major, W.T.C. I

                                                J. S. Bach


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

"Rockin' Robin"

                                                Bobby Day, arr. by Roger Emerson

Musical Meditation:
Prelude in A Minor, Op. 28, No. 2

                                                Frederic Chopin



"Removalist Rag"
                                                Elena Kats-Chernin (b. 1957)


Parting Music:
Mazurka in G Major, Op. 6, No. 5

                                                Clara Wieck Schumann

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