Music: Sun Dec 12

Seasonal blessings are featured in this Sunday's musical selections, which include Christmas Carols from Rumania, a prayerful chorale-prelude by J. S. Bach, Christmas-time evocations dedicated by Franz Liszt to his granddaughter, a popular Catalonian song of the Magi, and a classic from the America Songbook performed by the CUUC Choir. Read on for programming details, and stay tuned for spoken introductions. 

Gathering Music: Adam Kent, piano

Rumanian Christmas Carols, Series I

                                                Béla Bartók

From Weinachtsbaum (The Christmas Tree):

            10. Ehemal (Olden Times)

                                                Franz Liszt 


Opening Music: 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, arr by Mark A. Brymer



From Weinachtsbaum (The Christmas Tree):

            5. Scherzoso: Lighting the Tree


Musical Meditation:
"Beloved Jesu, We Are Here"

                                                J. S. Bach, arr. by Harriet Cohen


Interlude: Homenaje a Federico Mompou: Que li darem? (Homage to Federico Mompou: What Shall We Bring Him?)

                                                Joaquin Nin-Culmell


From Weinachtsbaum (The Christmas Tree):

                        1. Psallite!


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