MUSIC BOX

Robert Armstead, bass-baritone

Melinda Coffey Armstead, piano & organ

Chapel Concertino for Fall

The Last Rose of Summer . . . Thomas Moore (1779-1852)/Irish Air

Come Ready And See Me . . . James Purdy/Richard Hundley (1931-2018)

Indian Summer . . . Al Dubin/Victor Herbert (1859-1924)

September Song . . . Maxwell Anderson/Kurt Weill (1900-1950)

Les Feuilles Mortes . . . Jacques Prevert/Joseph Kosma (1905-1969)

Autumn Leaves . . .arr. by Roger Williams

Offertory

Chorale: O Welt, ich muss dich lassen . . . Heinrich Isaak (ca.1450-1517)

O World, I now must leave thee

Chorale Prelude on ‘O Welt’ . . . Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Postlude

The Fall of the Leafe . . . Martin Pierson (1590-1650)

Little Prelude in D minor . . . J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

FALL

Lay down your autumn leaves,

And speak your tales of winter almost here,

But speak with hope, and smile.

Let me remember the dry-crackle leaves

Dad raked into a heap, while I made myself scarce,

And the naked pleasure in the scatter,

As I fell into the pile, reckless as any boy.

Let me remember the color, the sound,

The smell, the mild rebuke,

So I can replay it all once more.

-RLA