Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Confession time...

ok, I admit it.
I actually sort of like the song "On Eagle's Wings."

(sorry, I feel like I may have blogged about this before....apologies if so!)

It's a bit of nostalgia-- when I was a bit younger, I remember sitting down at the piano and playing the melody line, while my mom (who is an excellent pianist,) embellished the chords and made a beautiful accompaniment. I thought it was just lovely.

And, I still think that it's quite a nice song, just not appropriate for Mass.
I'm thinking...musical theater? Yes, that would be perfect! Or the soundtrack to a movie. Something like that.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

a year seems so long...

It's funny how a year seems so long...
one year ago, when I was wondering what to play as a postlude for Gaudete Sunday, someone suggested a piece (I forget the composer) based on "O Come Divine Messiah." I discovered it too late, yet realized how cool it was, and thought "oh, I guess I could play it next year...but next year is so far away! The world will probably like have come to an end by then!"

and here we are.
It's "next year."
And I can play "Venez, Divin Messie" as a perfect postlude!