Music preview of 10/17/21 service

Yesterday, we moved the small Allen organ donated to us by Westminster Suncoast to a different, hopefully more advantageous spot in the chancel. It’s been a long while since I’ve played it, but will endeavor to do so more often. This coming Sunday, the postlude will be an old (thankfully, easy!) favorite, Buxtehude‘s Jig Fugue. Here’s a music video of it I recorded from waaaaay back in the early days of the pandemic before I started showing me at the keyboard.

Music for October 10, 2021

The music video previews below were all recorded at various times during the pandemic. Sunday, I’ll be doing them on solo piano (no added synth orchestra parts).

PRELUDE: Standing in the Need of Prayer — African-American spiritual

MUSICAL REFLECTION: Be Still My Soul –Jean Sibelius


MUSICAL INTERLUDE: Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring — J. S. Bach


OFFERTORY: Keep on the Sunny Side of Life — J. Howard Entwisle


PREPARATION FOR PRAYER: Let the Lower Lights Be Burning — Philip Paul Bliss


POSTLUDE: Sweet Rivers — William Moore

Hispanic Heritage celebration Sunday

This coming Sunday, October 3, 2021, Lakewood UCC will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage. The music for Sunday will be as follows:

GATHERING MUSIC: Pues si vivimos — Marty Haugen
PRELUDE: Danza de la Rosa (Escenas Poeticas) — Enrique Granados
MUSICAL REFLECTION: Rumores de la Caleta (Malagueña) — Isaac Albéniz
MUSICAL INTERLUDEDanzas Españolas (Playera Op. 5, #5) — Enrique Granados
OFFERTORY: Danzas Españolas (Playera Op. 5, #1)— Enrique Granados
PREPARATION FOR COMMUNION: Pescador de Hombres — Cesáreo Gabaráin
POSTLUDE: Danza Española (Seis Danzas Españolas) — Isaac Albéniz

Later this week, I’ll post one of the above Albéniz pieces and one of the Granados. For today’s post, here are the two hymns (Pues si vivimos by Marty Haugen and Pescador de Hombres by Cesáreo Gabaráin) that I recorded earlier last year.