Monday, January 16, 2012

I had a great day yesterday! After some wonderful personal time in the morning, I attended the Student Organ Recital of the San Jose Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. (Whew!) Eleven, count ‘em…eleven, students played for our enjoyment and to inspire each other. Who said there’s no one playing the organ????

Seriously, we heard a wide variety of repertoire from adults and teens on a versatile instrument. Now before the pipe purists start getting their hackles up, please allow me to let you know I grew up in Hillsboro, Oregon. I prefer to play a well maintained instrument. I agree the sound of a pipe organ is exquisite, but I am also a realist. There, that’s said. I promise no more of such verbiage on my blog!

I totally agree with 2 comments I heard:

“I heard myself in that student’s playing. Been there, done that. We both lived through it and will continue to play.”

(Heard after the last note of a rousing toccata) “WOW!”

On the tatting side, progress still continues on my redo of the bookmark. I promise a pic soon. And today is Day 3 of TIAS:

1 comment:

  1. Glad you had fun yesterday :) I had to start my TIAS over also, messed up the SCMR beyond recognition!