Thanks to anyone out there that was praying for the wedding that I played for today. It actually went really well. I certainly didn’t play perfectly, but it was relatively error free. Plus the only ones that probably noticed mistakes were the other pianists in the house. The timing of the songs worked really well, and the rest of the ceremony went smoothly as far as I could tell. (more…)
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Tags: solo performance, wedding
Tonight I went to the rehearsal for the wedding that I’m playing for tomorrow afternoon. I felt that I was pretty well prepared for the seven songs that I will be playing. Boy, was I wrong! The coordinator informed me that I needed to cover about 10 minutes of prelude. Wrong! I had to cut and paste measures to make that work. Then the processional had to be cut almost in half. Finally, the trumpeter playing “Trumpet Voluntary” needed to get a lower key than the version I had selected. So then we had to scour the internet for that and rehearse together.
I’ve never considered myself to be a “squeaky clean” pianist that plays extremely accurately. Because of this, I’ve always been much less confident when playing solo rather than as an accompanist. Needless to say, I will be way outside of my comfort zone tomorrow…which is good for me. I just hope it’s good for the bride and groom too. Prayer for me around one tomorrow would be much appreciated.
Tags: music, wedding
I am playing for a wedding for the first time next month and am having trouble locating a few pieces of appropriate music that the bride and groom have requested. If anyone can provide any direction for me, I’d be very grateful. Here is the list: (more…)