sunday afternoon – new acoustics, cold achy hands, and a new tango


It’s Sunday afternoon. The service this morning was a very interesting experience. The acoustics were very different even with people in the room. I told the choir that sitting in the choir area is now like sitting in front of a live microphone. And this is true. I had parishioners after church commenting about how the sound of the choir traveled into the room.

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So the service went well. The choir sounded splendid. My Phillip Glass piano etudes went pretty well. I managed to get lost a couple of times in the postlude (#11). This player does a nice job.

I went just a touch slower. There are some fours against threes that I was working on before church this morning. I pretty much nailed those. However, I got lost twice in sections it had never happened to me before.

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My left hand was bothering me this morning. It was cold and achy (in an arthritic way). it’s frightening. It feels fine now. But of course I was anxious about what it would do in performance. I remarked to Eileen about the irony of having anxiety about a performance that wasn’t “performance anxiety.”

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I will do something about this if it persists. Probably even if it doesn’t. I have a six month check up this month and will sound out my doctor about what she recommends.

Yesterday I watched this video on Facelessbook.

I pretty much fell in love the music which is Escualo by Astor Piazolla.

I found most of a violin/piano setting online yesterday. Then I ordered a set of parts for this arrangement. I would love my piano trio to learn and perform this at a Grace Notes 2017 recital.


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