Music: Sun Mar 27


Years ago, a now-deceased CUUC member quipped, “Dissonances are tones which should atone.” With all due respect to that individual, I would argue that dissonances are essential to the workings of tonal music; like microbes in the human body, the right kinds of dissonance assist the organic processes which make music cohere and function. The solo piano works performed this morning are as rich in dissonance as live cultures in yogurt. Without violating the overall tonal framework of each piece, the abundant dissonances impart a multi-dimensional richness, bringing the music quivering to life. Read on for programming details, stay tuned for spoken introductions, and feel free to dissent.


Gathering Music: Adam Kent, piano

Suite Fran├žaise

I.               Bransle de Bourgogne

II.             Pavane

III.           Petite Marche Militaire

IV.          Complainte

V.            Bransle de Champagne

VI.          Sicilienne

VII.        Carillon

Francis Poulenc


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

“Stand By Me”
                                                            Ben E. King, arr. by Mac Huff


Musical Meditation:
Habanera, from Tres divertimentos sobre temas de autores olvidados

                                                            Xavier Montsalvatge



“Sorocaba” from Saudades do Brazil

                                                            Darius Milhaud


Danza de la pastora

                                                            Ernesto Halffter



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