Music: Sun Apr 23


Music for the Beloved Community this morning at CUUC includes solo piano arrangements of traditional African melodies and Spirituals, as well as several examples of the American “Indianist” movement, which found inspiration in the indigenous music of Native Americans. The realm of classical music, few composers have more embodied the notion of cultural inclusivity than Claude Debussy. His prelude “La Puerta del vino” was inspired by a postcard depiction of one the gateways into the Alhambra complex in Granada, Spain, the last stronghold of the country’s long history of Arab domination. Read on for programming details, and stay tuned for spoken introductions.


Gather In Music:
From “American Indian Melodies”, Op. 11

Choral and Ichibuzzhi

Arthur Farwell

“At the Dawn of Day”
“These Stones Are Very Hard”
“Take Nabandji”

                        Traditional Southeast African, arr. by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor


Opening Music:

Deep River

                        American Spiritual, arr. by Coleridge-Taylor


Before the Sunrise, Op. 63, No. 2

                        Charles Wakefield Cadman


La Puerta del vino from Préludes, Book II

                        Claude Debussy


The Bamboula (African Dance)

                        Traditional Caribbean, arr. by Coleridge-Taylor



No comments:

Post a Comment