Tuesday, April 20, 2010

We interrupt this blog to clean out music...

I did plan to blog today--honest. :)

But I've been putting off a certain chore, the "organize the choir music" chore, far too long. When you have five copies of just about every piece of vocal music handed out or purchased for your parish choir over the last several years, with three different choir directors (with their own ideas about music etc.) in that time, you end up with a lot of music.

So, I've dumped folders and arranged songs in alphabetical piles preparatory to placing them back in portfolios so we can, hopefully, find music, psalm settings, etc. as each liturgical season approaches, instead of scrambling around and acquiring new copies of things we probably already have. Now I just have to put things away--and haul out to the trash the overstuffed bag of lists, extras, and pieces we don't need anymore.

A piece I wish we could sing is the one embedded below. Alas, we have no basses, we have no organ, and the congregation would never put up with six whole minutes (give or take) of music after Communion. But one can dream.

3 comments:

romishgraffiti said...

I always thought a good program theme in addition to "Mostly Mozart" and "Basically Beethoven" would be "A Foray into Fauré"

Commence groaning in 3,2,1...

Lindsay said...

Beautiful!!

(the music, not the corny joke;))

chimakuni said...

how beautiful this arrangement is ... thank you Lord for composers, arrangers and singers...for the ears to hear...the moments to relish...