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Lenten Musical Moments 2023

Join us for Lenten Musical Moments

Wednesdays at 12:30pm in the Meeting House

Please enjoy all the Lenten Musical Moments Events

Lenten Musical Moments
Linda Maranis, piano
Karl Hedrick, piano/organ
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Welcome, Scriptures, Prayer
Twee Haffner
Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. William Stickles

Thais, “Meditation”
Jules Massenet, arr. William Stickles

Were You There
African American Spiritual, arr. Karl Hedrick
Prelude, Op. 57, No. 1 
Anatoly Lyadov

Waltz in C# minor, Op. 64, No. 2 Frederick Chopin
Scarf Dance, Op. 37, No. 3 
Cecile Chaminade
Alt Wien (Old Vienna)
Leopold Godowsky

Postludium, Op. 13, No. 10
Ernst von Dohnanyi
My Jesus, I Love Thee 
A. J. Gordon/Jack Goode
Sonata 1, “Adagio,”
Felix Mendelssohn
Enigma Variations, “Nimrod”
Edward Elgar
Postlude: Go to Dark Gethsemane 
R. Redhead, arr. C. Berry

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Lenten Musical Moments
Hans Tashjian, bass
Jo Deen Blaine Davis, piano/organ
Wednesday, March 29


 Welcome, Scriptures, and Prayer

Twee Haffner
Zdes xorosho (How Nice It Is Here)
Sergei Rachmanioff

How nice it is here…look, far away. The river is a blaze of fire; the meadows lie like carpets of color.
The clouds are white. Here there is no one…here it is silent…here is only God and I, the flowers, the old pine tree, and you, my prayer!
Der Engel (The Angel)
Richard Wagner

In childhood’s early days, I often heard them speak of angels who would exchange Heaven’s sublime bliss for the Earth’s sun. So that, when an anxious heart in dread is full of longing, hidden from the world; so that, when it wishes silently to bleed and melt away in a trickle of tears. So that, when its prayer ardently pleads only for release, then the angel floats down and gently lift it to Heaven.
Yes, an angel has come down to me and on glittering wings it leads far away from every pain.
My soul now heavenward!
Beim Schlafengehen (At the Time of Rest)
Richard Strauss

Now that the day has made me so weary, my dearest longings shall be accepted kindly by the starry night like a weary child. Hands, cease your activity; head, forget all your thoughts; all my senses now will sink into slumber. And my soul, unobserved, will float about on untrammeled wings in the enchanted circle of the night, living a thousandfold more deeply.
Herzliebster Jesu, was has due verbrochen (Dear Jesus, What Have You Done Wrong?)
arr. Helmut Walcha
Pora! (Tis Time!)
Sergi Rachmanioff

Tis Time! Now is the time, come forth, oh prophet, in the strength of anguish, the strength of love, I call upon you! Look how feeble and wearied we are, forlorn in our martyrdom. Come now, or never come! The conscious mind dies, shame fades and conscience sleeps. There is no gleam of light: only oblivion raises its voice.
Francesco Paolo Tosti
The Palms
Jean-Baptiste Faure
Goin’ Home
Anton Dvorak


 Postlude: In Green Pastures

Harold Darke
Lenten Musical Moments 
Anne Maguire, mezzo soprano
Jo Deen Blaine Davis, organ
Wednesday, March 22, 2023


Welcome, Scriptures, and Prayer
Dionna Carlson

Wade in the Water
Traditional African American Spiritual

I am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger
lyrics appeared in Joseph Bever’s Christian Songster;   composer unknown

At the Cross

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
Stuart Townend

Fantanie, Op. 16, “Adagio”
César Franck

Messiah, “He Was Despised”
 Georg Frederick Handel

O Divin Redemteur
Charles Gounod
Lenten Musical Moments
Sergio Martinez, bass
Jo Deen Blaine Davis, piano/organ
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Welcome, Scriptures, and Prayer
Sara Bakker
Be Still, for the Presence
David J. Evans
My Lord, What a Mornin’
African American spiritual, arr. Harry T. Burleigh
Deep River
African American spiritual, arr. Harry T. Burleigh
Were You There?
African American spiritual, arr. Harry T. Burleigh
I Am the Bread of Life
Suzanne Toolan
O Man, Forgive Us for Our Sins
Johann Sebastian Bach
St. Matthew’s Passion, “Mache dich, mein Herze, rein” (Make Thee Clean, My Heart) 
Johann Sebastian Bach
At evening, hour of calm and rest, was Adam’s fall made manifest;
sy evening too the Lord’s redeeming love.
At evening, homeward turned the dove: an olive leaf,
the while she bore. O beauteous time. At evening hour!
Our peace with God is evermore assured.
For Jesus hath His Cross endured.
His body thou doeth crave, Thou, His disciples, for the grave.
O let us all regard with thankful wonder His precious death,
and on its meaning ponder.
Make thee clean, my heart, from sin, unto Jesus, welcome giving;
so within my cleansed breast shall He rest.
Evermore with me living.
World, depart, let Jesus in.
Si Fui Motivo de Dolor, O Dios (If I Have Been the Source of Pain, O God)
Pablo Sosa
If I have been the source of pain, O God; if to the weak I have refused my strength.
If, in rebellion, I have strayed away; forgive me, God.
If I’ve insisted on a peaceful life, far from the struggles that the gospel brings,
when you prefer to guide me to the strife, forgive  me, God.
The Lord is My Light
Frances Allitsen
Lenten Musical Moments
Aram Tchobanian, tenor
Alma Hamilton, piano/composer
Karl Hedrick, piano/composer
Jo Deen Blaine Davis, organ/piano

The music that Alma Hamilton and Karl Hedrick composed are WORLD PREMIERES. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Welcome, Scriptures, Prayer
Mike Rodgers
O Cross, Between Whose Branches Bare
Karl Hedrick, music;  Timothy Dudley-Smith, text
Once to Every Man and Nation
Thomas John Williams, music; James Russell Lowell, text
My Song Is Love Unknown
John Ireland, music; Samuel Crossman, text   
A Hymn to God the Father
Alma Hamilton, music; John Donne, text 
Sonata No. III, “Andante tranquillo”
Felix Mendelssohn  
I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
traditional spiritual, arr. Lloyd Larson
He Never Said a Mumbalin’ Word
traditional spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan
Lord, Teach Me to Be Still
Karl Hedrick 
Postlude: Choral, Op. 37, No. 4
Joseph Jongen
Lenten Musical Moments
Greer Lyle, soprano
Dr. Jo Deen Blaine Davis, piano/organ
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Welcome, Scriptures, and Prayer 
Hoyt Davidson
David Guion
The Crucifixion
Samuel Barber
How Can I Keep From Singing?
Sally DeFord & James Loynes
Hold On
Marybeth Kroon
Lord, Speak to Me, Op. 23, No. 4
Robert Schumann
Be Thou My Vision
Bob Chilcott
Were You There?
Harry T Burleigh
O Divine Redeemer
Charles Gounod
Great Is Thy Faithfulness 
Jack Schrader
Give Me Jesus
Moses Hogan
Postlude on “Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days
arr. Healey Willan