While rehearsing organ yesterday, I realized that the Sweelinck piece I had scheduled for the prelude was not based on the tune I thought it was. There are at least two melodies called Puer nobis nascitur. This is the tune name for “That Easter Day with Joy was Bright,” our opening hymn this Sunday. But it is also the tune name for a different melody on which Sweelinck did his variations. Unfortunately these two tunes are completely different.
So despite my weariness (I was rehearsing after a morning of prep for our first choir rehearsal after Easter and also meeting with Rev Jen), I searched and found a setting of this tune to use this Sunday. It’s a charming little piece by Charles Ore.
Yesterday I felt a certain collapsing of will and energy.
This is probably inevitable with all that has been going on in my life in the last month, but I am determined to do some resting today and make some sort of a mental/emotional come back if possible.
I received a text earlier this morning from my violinist canceling trio today. This concerns me a bit since I have scheduled the trio to accompany the choir a week from Sunday. I insist on a separate rehearsal with instrumentalists who serve in this capacity. If I can’t get one, I will accompany the anthem on the organ (which would sound pretty good that way anyway). I’ll practice that today.