As we welcome the autumn, I thank the KUUC community for extending a warm and kindhearted welcome to me as Music Director. The choir has been gracious in extending patience as I make my way from the world of protestant sacred music and toward a broad exploration of choral music befitting the musical narrative of KUUC. I hope that you especially enjoyed the Choral Prelude on Sunday 10/28, In Remembrance, from Requiem. The piece, written by Eleanor Daley, was awarded the National Choral Award for Outstanding Choral Composition of the Year by the ACCC in 1994. I have included the words, written by an anonymous poet, below.
We are approaching December and on behalf of the choir I invite those interested in singing this December to join us. The dates include Sunday 12/16 (rehearsal at 9 am for 10 am service) and 12/24, Christmas Eve, at 7pm. If you are interested, you may send an email to me or learn more at the upcoming coffee hour on November 4th, hosted by the Music Committee.
As the light dwindles for now, I wish you peace in the darkness. On behalf of the Music Committee at KUUC,
Carolyn Sweet, Music Director – KUUCMusic@gmail.com
In Remembrance from Requiem – Music by Eleanor Daley
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glint on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle morning rain.
And when you wake in the morning’s hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.