HPPC’S Music Notes
HPPC’s Music Ministry
This Week’s Musical Treats
March 24, 2019
My name is Arnel Senson and I am excited to be your latest addition to your ministry as your Music Associate! We are looking to expand our talent, so if you sing or play an instrument, please email me at email@example.com or see me immediately after the 9:15 am service. I appreciate your support, and I welcome any song requests!
Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) for choir, two soloists, and orchestra, which premiered in 1867, brought the composer fame. Brahms’ own arrangement for choir, soloists, and two pianos, completed just one year later, brought him both fame and fortune. Thousands of choirs all over mid-19th century Germany could buy the sheet music and perform the two-piano version, since few could afford to hire a symphony orchestra. Brahms’ Requiem is surely one of the most-performed large-scale sacred choral works, beloved by professional choruses and orchestras as well as by amateur groups. The four-hand version, however, is rarely heard these days, so it will be a treat for Faith Ferry, soprano, HPPC’s beloved Chancel Choir, and Jordan Perillo and yours truly to offer on two pianos the “Ye Now Are Sorrowful” movement in worship this Sunday.
The Spirit Ringers have been rehearsing diligently, and look forward to ringing Cynthia Dobrinski’s setting of “In The Garden” as the Prelude this Sunday, continuing to color and shape our Lenten worship services with introspection and contemplation.
See you in church!
Soli Deo Gloria!
In His Service,
Edwin R. Taylor, Director of Music Ministries