History of the Music Program: 2015-2016

First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington

 

September 13, 2015 Ingathering
Prelude Back to the Church in the Wildwood
Arranged by Mary McDonald
Interlude Shall We Gather at the River
Words and music by Robert Lowry
Arranged by John Muir
Anthem Avinu Malkeinu Composed by Stephen DeCesare
Laurie Francis, soprano
Anne Quadgrass, flute

September 20, 2015
Prelude When You Wish Upon a Star – Music by Leigh Harline, arr. Brent Edstrom
Anthem Sim Shalom – Max Janowski (1912-1991)
Andrew Leonard, tenor
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
Prelude in C# Minor
– Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Offering Mizmor LeToda (Psalm 100)
– Salamone Rossi (ca. 1750-1630)
Postlude Magnificat – Fugue No. 11 – Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

September 27, 2015
Prelude Jota from Siete Canciones populares Españolas
– Manuel de Falla
Sung by Omar Najmi, tenor
Anthem Sure on this Shining Night
Music – Samuel Barber
Text – James Agee
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
Playera Op. 5, No. 5
– Enrique Granados
Offering Triste from Cinco Canciones populares Argentinas
– Alberto Ginastera
Omar Najmi
Postlude Nana from Siete Canciones populares Españolas
– Manuel de Falla
Omar Najmi

October 4, 2015
Prelude Tango by Isaac Albéniz
Anthem Give Me Beauty “Prayer of Socrates” by Richard Paul Barry
Interlude for the Lighting of Candles   Rêverie by Claude Debussy
Offering Träumerei from Scenes from Childhood
by Robert Schumann
Postlude Vater unser im Himmelreich by Dietrich Buxtehude

October 11, 2015
Prelude With Cat-Like Tread
from The Pirates of Penzance
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
Presto from Sonata No. 48 in C Major by Joseph Haydn
Offering The Return of the Animals from Children of Eden by Stephen Schwartz
Postlude Nun ruhen alle Wälder (Now All the Woods are Sleeping) by J.S. Bach

October 18, 2015
Prelude Mvt 1: Theme & Variations 1 & 2 from Sonata in A Major, K. 331 by W.A. Mozart
Anthem The Road Not Taken from Frostiana by Randall Thompson
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
Mvt 1: Variations 3, 4 & 6 from Sonata in A Major, K. 331 by W.A. Mozart
Offering Mvt 2: Menuetto from Sonata in A Major, K. 331 by W.A. Mozart
Postlude Rondo Alla Turca from Sonata in A Major, K. 331 by W.A. Mozart

October 25, 2015
Prelude Old Abram Brown from Friday Afternoons by Benjamin Britten
Anthem I Am a Small Part of the World by Sally Albrecht & Jay Althouse
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
No. 5 in F# Minor from Songs Without Words Book 1 by Felix Mendelssohn
Offering No. 6 in G Minor from Songs Without Words Book 1 by Felix Mendelssohn
Postlude “Ain't it Good” from Children of Eden by Stephen Schwartz

November 1, 2015
Prelude Andante from Tafelmusik Quartet No. 2 by G.P. Telemann
Anthem Draw the Circle Wide by Mark Miller
Interlude for the Lighting of Candles
Largo from Tafelmusik Quartet No. 2 by G.P. Telemann
Offering Vivace from Tafelmusik Quartet No. 2 by G.P. Telemann
Postlude Allegro from Tafelmusik Quartet No. 2 by G.P. Telemann
Robin Baker and Anne Quaadgras, flutes
Carl Schlaikjer, oboe and Brendon Shapiro, piano

November 8, 2015
Prelude Intermezzo No. 1 from Brahms Op. 118 by Johannes Brahms
Anthem Nachon libi Elohim Psalm 57, Vs. 7-10 by Garyth Nair
Interlude for Placing of Stones
Intermezzo No. 2 from Brahms Op. 118 by Johannes Brahms
Offering Romanze No. 5 from Brahms Op. 118 by Johannes Brahms
Postlude Ballade No. 3 from Brahms Op. 118 by Johannes Brahms

November 15, 2015
Prelude Allegro by W. A. Mozart arr. Wanda Sobieska   First Parish Bells
Anthem For the Beauty of the Earth arr. Kenneth Seitz
Interlude for the Placing of Stones    Amazing Grace Diane Taraz
Offering Come, Ye Thankful People, Come by George J. Elvey arr. Matt Johnson
First Parish Bells
Postlude Come, Ye Thankful People, Come   George J. Elvey

November 22, 2015
Prelude   Dide Ta Deo Traditional Nigerian Folk Song Piano Accompaniment by Mark Weston
First Parish Children’s Choir
Anthem Gathered Safely In   Diane Taraz, Guitar
Offering Hazme un instrumento from Las Voces del Camino
Interlude for Sharing of the Harvest
Harvest Hymn by Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
Postlude   Harvest Hop (Barn Dance) by Charles L. Johnson (1876-1950)

November 29, 2015
Prelude Pastorale from Jour d'ete a la Montagne by Eugene Bozza
Flute Loops
Offering Allegro from Concerto in G Major by G.P. Telemann    Flute Loops
Postlude A Ceile Teagamhach (The Doubtful Wife–A Reel)
from An Gaelic Tiodhlac (A Gaelic Offering) by Catherine McMichael
Flute Loops and Paul Franzosa, drums

December 6, 2015
Pass the Pudding! A Musical Celebration of the Culinary Delights of the Season
Prelude Turkey in the Straw Trad. American Folk Song Molly Breen, viola
Anthem Wexford Carol Traditional  Jason Merrill, bass-baritone
Interlude for the Lighting of Candles

Suscepit Israel from Magnificat by J.S. Bach
Women of the Choir
Offering The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
By Bob Wells and Mel Torme, Arr. Vince Guaraldi
Musical Selection Audite Nova by Orlando di Lasso
Musical Selection Christmas Pudding by Jonathan Willcocks

December 13, 2015
Prelude Deck the Halls (a la Mozart) arr. Dan Coates
Anthem Solstice by Randall Thompson
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
Air (For the G-String) J.S. Bach   Norma Floyd, violin
Offering
Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams    Norma Floyd, viola
Postlude Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson arr. Dan Coates

December 20, 2015
Prelude Cantemos Traditional Venezuelan Christmas Carol arr. Ruth Elaine Schram
First Parish Children’s Choir
Anthem Carol from Kenneth Grahame’s “The Wind in the Willows” By Kenneth Seitz
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
Wexford Carol arr. John Rutter   Jason Merrill, bass-baritone
Offering Choose Something Like a Star from Frostiana
Text: Robert Frost; Music: Randall Thompson
Postlude Silver Bells arr. Kenneth Seitz
Brendon Shapiro & Kenneth Seitz, Dueling 4 Hand Piano

December 24, 2015 Services at 4 and 6 p.m.
Prelude God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Ben Matlack, trumpet
Musical Offering
at 4:00 pm Cantemos Traditional Venezuelan Christmas Carol arr. Ruth Elaine Schram
First Parish Children’s Choir
at 6:00 pm Shepherd’s Pipe Carol John Rutter
Andrew Leonard, tenor
Choral Offering   Wexford Carol arr. John Rutter
Jason Merrill, bass-baritone; Laurie Francis, soprano
Christmas Offering
at 4:00 pm On This Still, Silent Night Laura Farnell
at 6:00 pm By Candlelight (Words: Diane Taraz, Tune: Wexford Carol)
Diane Taraz, dulcimer
Musical offering
at 4pm In the Bleak Midwinter (Verse 1: Christina Rossetti; Verses 2-4: Diane Taraz)

Music: Gustav Holst
Diane Taraz, dulcimer
at 6pm Choose Something Like a Star from Frostiana by Robert Frost
Music: Randall Thompson
Postlude Joy to the World! Ben Matlack, trumpet

December 27, 2015 -- Poetry Sunday
Prelude Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker by P. I. Tchaikovsky
Kenneth Seitz, piano
Anthem A New Year Carol from Friday Afternoons by Benjamin Britten
Postlude Chinese Dance from The Nutcracker P. I. Tchaikovsky

 

January 3, 2016
Prelude March of the Blues
Pauline Alpert (1900-1988)
Kenneth Seitz, piano
Postlude Radetzky March
Johann Strauss (1804-1849)

January 10, 2016
Prelude Jigg by Jeremiah Clarke (1669-1707)
Anthem Mvt. 1: Magnificat from Magnificat
by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
4 Short Pieces by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Offering Mvt. 11: Sicut Locutus Est from Magnificat
by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Postlude Capriccio by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

January 17, 2016
Prelude Original Rags
by Scott Joplin
Anthem Precious Lord
by Thomas A. Dorsey
Caryn Sandrew, Vocals;Jim Austin, Keyboard;
Chris Botos, Trombone;Ryan Spilker, Saxophone
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
Come Sunday by Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington
Postlude I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
by Billy Taylor & Richard Carol Lamb (aka Dick Dallas)

January 24, 2016
Prelude Allegro Moderato in F Minor
from Six Moments in Musicaux by Franz Schubert
Anthem Mvt. III Quia respexit humilitatem
from Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243
Mvt. IV Omnes generationes
by J.S. Bach
Laurie Francis, soprano;
Carl Schlaikjer, oboe d’amore
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
Mvt. II Juravit, Dominus from Dixit Dominus
by Baldassare Galuppi
Women of the Choir
Postlude Moderato in C Sharp Minor
from Six Moments Musicaux by Franz Schubert

January 31, 2016 -- Stewardship Sunday
Prelude In Winter by Victor Johnson
First Parish Children’s Choir
Anthem Curiosity by Amy F. Bernon
First Parish Children’s Choir
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
Il Est Né 19th Century French Carol Arr. John Muir
First Parish Bell Choir
Offering Jock Broon’s 70th (Hornpipe)
(14 May 1964 – 14 December 2005)
By Gordon Duncan
Paul Franzosa, guitar; Maggie MacPhail, fiddle
Postlude Voice Still & Small by John Corrado
First Parish Bell Choir

February 7, 2016
Prelude Medley of Early American Tunes
Anthem Amazing Grace
Words by John Newton, 1773
Music Tisbury, by John J. Husband, late 1700s
Interlude for the Lighting of Candles
American Tunes From the 1800s
Offering How Firm a Foundation
Words by John Keith, 1787 (Hebrews 13:5);
Early American Melody
Solo Battle Hymn of the Republic
Words by Julia Ward Howe, 1861;
traditional American melody
Diane Taraz, soprano
Postlude Forward Through the Ages
Music by Arthur Sullivan, 1871

February 14, 2016
Prelude Welcome to Clock Town
arranged by Laura Intravia;original themes by Koji Kondo
Anthem Ah, Love, But a Day!
from Three Browning Songs, Op. 44
Music: Amy Beach; Text: Robert Browning
Women of the Choir
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
Memories arranged by Laura Intravia, original themes by Koji Kondo
Offering No Time Remains
arranged by Laura Intravia; original themes by Koji Kondo
Postlude Aha! An Intruder!
arranged by Laura Intravia; original themes by Koji Kondo

February 21, 2016
Prelude Rosamunde Pavan by John Danyel
Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; Chris Henriksen, lute
Interlude for the Placing of Stones Walsingham by William Corkine
Carol Lewis, viola da gamba
Offering Fantasy by John Dowland
Chris Henriksen, lute
Postlude Galliard by John Danyel
Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; Chris Henriksen, lute

February 28, 2016
Prelude Heroes by David Bowie and Brian Eno
Performed by The Shenanigans:Caroline Dressler, violin;
Stephanie Franzosa, flute; Dale Kutyna, Bass guitar
Maggie MacPhail, violin; Paul Franzosa, guitar
Giulia Haible, cello; Brian Wilson, violin
Anthem Let There Be Peace on Earth (1955)
by Jill Jackson Miller & Sy Miller
Laurie Francis & Diane Taraz, “girls”;
First Parish Adult Choir
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór by Turlough Carolan
Offering Furry Flats by Robbie Leask
Postlude I’m Shipping Up to Boston
by Dropkick Murphys, Woodie Guthrie

March 6, 2016 -- Youth Group Service
Prelude Waiting on the World to Change by John Mayer
Catherine de Frondeville, Seneca Hart, Charlotte Holt, Margot Kaminski, Nick Kaminski, Kevin LaFleur
Anthem Video Killed The Radio Star by Buggles
Seth Botos, Mel Davis-Kay, Margot Kaminski, Tom Kitzmiller, Alex Svenson
Interlude for the Lighting of Candles
Pollywog/The Glass Case of Emotion
by Katie McNally/Hanneke Cassel
Caroline Dressler, violin; Giulia Haible, cello
Offering Elderly Woman Behind the Counter In A Small Town by Pearl Jam
Mel Davis-Kay, Charlotte Holt, Bella Jaffe,
Margot Kaminski, Nick Kaminski, Tom Kitzmiller
Interlude Them Changes by Buddy Miles
Billy Davey, Seneca Hart, Margot Kaminski, Kevin LaFleur, Aaron Seibring, Caleb Snyder Di Cesare, Alex Svenson, Liam Watson
Musical Offering Strasbourg St. Denis by Roy Hargrove Quintet
Billy Davey, Margot Kaminski, Nick Kaminski, Kevin LaFleur, Aaron Seibring
Postlude Changes by David Bowie
Michaela Aladjem, Steve Carmody, Will Christmann, Caroline Dressler, Giulia Haible, Charlotte Holt, Margot Kaminski, Nick Kaminski, Kevin LaFleur, Aaron Seibring

March 13, 2016 -- Music Service, Celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude Mvt. I: Magnificat from Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243
by J.S. Bach
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
Mvt. II: Et exsultavit
Diane Taraz, soprano
Offering Mvt. III: Quia respexit
Laurie Francis, soprano; Carl Schlaikjer, oboe d’amore
Mvt. IV: Omnes Generationes
Mvt. VI: Et misericordia
Jennifer Kobayashi, alto; Jean Renard Ward, tenor
Mvt. VII: Fecit potentiam
Mvt. VIII: Deposuit potentes Andrew Leonard, tenor
Mvt. IX: Esurientes Janice Hegeman, alto
Mvt. X: Suscepit Israel
Mvt. XI: Sicut loctus est
Mvt. XII: Gloria Patri

Jonathan Brennand, Music Director
Brendon Shapiro, Accompanist & Organist

First Parish Adult Choir
Soprano: Inez Folsom, Laurie Francis, Stephanie Fried, Jo Guthrie, Patricia Hawkins, Carolyn Hodges, Jennifer Kobayashi, Holly Loring, Anna McMaken-Marsh, Diane Shriver,Heather Trickett
Alto: Robin Baker, Lorraine Cooley, Amanda Gutowski, Janice Hegeman, Esther Kingston-Mann, Dorothy May,Kate McNeill Harman, Cheri Minton
Tenor: Paul Howard, Andrew Leonard, Sanjay Newton, Carl Schlaikjer, Ryan Spilker, Joe Terry, Jean Renard Ward
Bass: Peter Breton, Quin Christensen, Simon Ginet, John Hodges, Andrew Kobayashi, Jason Merrill, Robert Olson, Alan Schweitzer

First performed with First Unitarian Festival Choir & The Worcester Youth Baroque Orchestra on January 30th, 2016
as a part of First Parish’s “Turning Outward” Campaign.

Instrumentalists
Josh Addison, violin 1; Shadwa Mussad, violin 2
Eve Boltax, viola; Ariel Friedman, cello
Robert Olsen, bass
Robin Baker, flute; Anne Quaadgras, flute
Carl Schlaikjer, oboe and d’amore
Jean Renard Ward, bassoon; Adam Gautille, trumpet
Jonathan Hess, timpani
Brendon Shapiro, organ

Note of Gratitude: Our choir is singing from Barenreiter scores of Bach's Magnificat—editions prized for their accuracy and scholarly approach. These vocal scores were purchased through a music fund made available by First Parishioner, Doris Schwaab. The fund was established in honor of Doris's eightieth birthday by her nephew, Detlev Suderow. We are very grateful to Doris and Detlev for their generous support.

March 20, 2016 -- Palm Sunday
Prelude Springdans by Edvard Grieg
Anthem Crossing the Bar by Gwyneth Walker
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
Romance by Jean Sibelius
Offering Vienen con alegría from Las Voces del Camino
Text: Gildardo Suárez Bernal; Music: Cesáreo Gabaráin
(Hymnals a gift of Rev Marta Cuerdo)
Postlude Spring Waters by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Omar Najmi, tenor

March 27, 2016 -- Easter Sunday, 9 a.m & 11 a.m.
Prelude Second Romance by Robert Schumann
Carl Schlaikjer, oboe; Brendon Shapiro, piano
Anthem A Song of Joys (2015)
Text by Walt Whitman; Music by David Dickau
Offering Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven
arr. Keith Christopher
Musical Interlude Romance in F Major
From Opus. 118 By Johannes Brahms
Postlude The Hallelujah Chorus
From The Messiah by G. F. Handel
(impromptu singing by adult choir)

April 3, 2016
Prelude Trillium from the Floris Suite
by Catherine McMichael (b. 1955)
Robin Baker, Amy Pohl and Anne Quaadgras, flutes; Brendon Shapiro, piano
Interlude for the Lighting of Candles
Cantique de Jean Racine, op.11 by Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
Robin Baker and Anne Quaadgras, flutes; Brendon Shapiro, piano
Offering Sicilienne by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Robin Baker and Amy Pohl, flutes; Brendon Shapiro, piano
During her talk, speaker Anne Goodwin inserted songs from her climate change activism repertoire.
Postlude Gearr Riomball ('Describe a Circle' - Jig)
from An Gàëlic Tiodhlac by Catherine McMichael
Robin Baker, Amy Pohl and Anne Quaadgras, flutes; Brendon Shapiro, piano

April 10, 2016
Prelude No. 1: Un poco allegro
from Excursions, Op. 20 by Samuel Barber
Anthem Tell the Earth To Shake (2004)
by Gwyneth Walker (b.1947)
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
No. 2: In slow blues tempo from Excursions, Op. 20 by Samuel Barber
Offering Oh Dios de lo creado
from Las Voces del Camino
Letra: Jane Parker Huber
Musica: melodia folclorica galesa
Postlude No. 4: Allegro Molto
from Excursions, Op. 20 by Samuel Barber

April 17, 2016
Prelude Adoramus Te, Christe
by Theodore Dubois; Arr. K. Snyder
First Parish Bell Choir
Anthem Die Nacht by Franz Schubert
Men of the Choir
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
Gavotte by J.S. Bach; Arr. Sharon Elery Rogers
First Parish Bell Choir
Offering Veni, Jesu, Amor Mi
by Luigi Cherubini; Arr. K. Snyder
First Parish Bell Choir
Postlude Die Nacht By Franz Schubert

April 24, 2016
Prelude Allegro Moderato
from Sonatina in G Major Op. 168, No 2 by Anton Diabelli
Anthem Ubi Caritas by Maurice Durufle
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
Andante Sostenuto from Sonatina in G Major Op. 168, No. 2 By Anton Diabelli
Offering Taaveti laul Nr. 104 (Psalm 104) by Cyrillus Kreek
Postlude Allegretto from Sonatina in G Major Op. 168, No. 2
by Anton Diabelli

May 1, 2016
Prelude Melody by Reinhold Glière (1874-1956) arr. by Ervin Monroe
Flute Loops
Interlude for the Placing of Stones Scarborough Fair Arr. by Amy Rice-Young
Flute Loops
Offering Movement I (Allegro) from Concerto No. 2 in A minor, Op. 15
by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1691-1755)
Flute Loops
Postlude Movement III (Allegro)from Concerto No. 2 in A minor, Op. 15
by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1691-1755)
Flute Loops

May 8, 2016
Prelude Let There Be Peace on Earth
by Jill and Sy Miller
I’ll Do Anything From Oliver by Lionel Bart
First Parish Children’s Choir
Anthem A Graduation Hallelujah by Kenneth Seitz
Interlude for the Lighting of Candles
Deux Interludes by Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
Anne Quaadgras, flute; Carl Schlaikjer, oboe; Brendon Shapiro, piano
Offering Gracias por el amor from Las Voces del Camino
Postlude Minute Waltz by Chopin

May 15, 2016 -- Musicians' Choice
(Our choir selected anthems from 2015/2016 that they would like to reprise)
Prelude Mvt. 1: Magnificat from Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 by J.S Bach
Anthem Silver the Moon by Diane Taraz, First Parish Member
Dedicated to the new children of First Parish
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
Sure on this Shining Night by Samuel Barber
Offering Crossing the Bar by Gwyneth Walker
Postlude Mvt. 12: Sicut Locutus Est
From Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 by J.S Bach

May 22, 2016 -- Coming of Age
Anthem Siyahamba Trad. South African Folk Song
Offering A donde voy by Cesareo Gabarain
from Las voces del Camino

May 29, 2016
Prelude Selection from Songs Without Words by Felix Mendelssohn
Interlude for the Placing of Stones
Selection from Songs Without Words by Felix Mendelssohn
Offering Movement 3: Theme and Variations (1786) from Piano Trio for Flute and Bassoon in G Major, Work without Opus #37, by Beethoven
Tina Kambil, baritone saxophone; Anne Quaadgras, flute; Brendon Shapiro, piano
Postlude Selection from Songs Without Words by Felix Mendelssohn


June 5, 2016
Anthem The Road Not Taken from Frostiana
Music: Randall Thompson; Text: Robert Frost
Offering A Song of Joys
Music: David Dickau; Text: Walt Whitman

June 12, 2016 -- Flower Communion
Prelude I Arise Facing East
Words: Mary Austin; Music: Deborah Langstaff
UUlations: Dorothy May, Lorraine Cooley, Diane Taraz, Laurie Francis, Carol Seitz
Director: Jennifer Kobayashi
Offering The Name is Changeless
Text: May Swensen; Music: Gwyneth Walker
UUlations
Interlude Performed by the UUlations
What is the Wind?
Text and arrangement: Diane Taraz; Tune: Scottish Air from the 1700s
Scarborough Fair, arr. David Andrews
The Rose by Amanda McBroom
Postlude Deep Peace
Text: Gaelic Blessing; Music: Bill Douglas
UUlations

 

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