Author: Mike Carney

Musical Musings: July 18 – July 24, 2021

Music Notes – Sunday, July 18th:  

This Sunday’s musician is UUCC Pianist Karin Tooley

Offertory:       

Fug al-Kakhal – Uthman al-Mawsili, arr. Karin Tooley and Lamma Bada Yatathanna – Salim al-Masri, arr. Karin Tooley

This week’s offertory music will be a mini-medley of two songs from … read more.

Musical Musings: July 11 – July 17, 2021

Music Notes – Sunday, July 11th:  

This Sunday’s musicians are Lucy Carney, Anne Sanford, Steve Sanford, and UUCC Music Director Mike Carney

Centering music: Come Sunday – Ellington

“Come Sunday” is the best-known piece of music from a larger jazz suite called Black, Brown and Beige. … read more.

Musical Happenings July 2021

Hello UUCC members and friends,

Summer is here and I’m so grateful to be able to see many of you in our in-person services! Thanks to everyone who has attended our outdoor services and to all who have helped to sing and play on recent Sundays. … read more.

Musical Musings: July 4 – July 10, 2021

Music Notes – Sunday, July 4th:  

This Sunday’s musician is UUCC Music Director Mike Carney

Gathering Music – Simple Gifts – Brackett, arr. Carney

“Simple Gifts” is one of the most familiar and beloved American songs ever written. It was originally composed as a ‘dancing song’ … read more.

Musical Musings: June 27 – July 3, 2021

Music Notes – Sunday, June 27th:  

This Sunday’s musicians are Amy Collins and UUCC Pianist Karin Tooley

Prelude – Man in the Mirror – Ballard & Garrett

Written by the professional songwriting team of Glen Ballard (b. 1953) and Siedah Garrett (b. 1960), “Man in the … read more.

Musical Musings: June 20 – June 26, 2021

Bring your drum this Sunday!

There will be interactive musical moments in our service this Sunday, June 20th when all who are willing and able will be invited to play along with a drum, shaker, or other percussion instrument. If you have a drum or other … read more.

Musical Musings: June 13 – June 19, 2021

Music Notes – Sunday, June 13th:  

This Sunday’s musicians are Aaron Burkle, UUCC Music Director Mike Carney, and UUCC Pianist Karin Tooley.

Centering music: “Etude 5” from Etudes for Piano: Book 1 – Glass 

Performed by UUCC Pianist Karin Tooley, who writes: “This piece starts with a pattern. First … read more.

Musical Happenings June 2021

Hello UUCC members and friends,

I’d like to start my article this month by quoting American author and poet Samuel Longfellow: 

The sweet June days are come again; once more the glad earth yields

Its golden wealth of ripening grain, and breath of clover fields,

And … read more.

Musical Musings: May 30 – June 5, 2021

Musical musings:

Don’t forget that UUCC will once again host Moises Borges and his Brazilian Jazz Band along with the Mo’ Mojo Band for a fantastic parking lot concert! The event will now be in our parking lot at 4:00 p.m. this Sunday, May 30th. Come … read more.