March 2009

Music Is Meant For Beautiful Spring Weather

March 23, 2009 13:07

  Hello again for a second time in March!!

I am curious. Does anyone have sheet music to "The Butterfly"? My sister and I have been trying to pick it out by ear, but then we come to the fast fiddle part. I think I'll go see on virtualsheetmusic.

  A few members of the orchestra have been chosen for a wedding group. I have mostly 1st violin music, but I also have some of the 2nd's as well. One violinist has 3rd but also 1st. 
  The tempo of Largo is quite confusing, however. I guess I need to work on it some more.

  I hope no violinist has gone without hearing Mairead Nesbitt. She is wonderful, but it is best to watch her than just hear her. You can youtube her.

  This beautiful weather is just meant for music. I would feel like playing the violin outside. Maybe the violin can sing with the birds! I wonder if the birds prefer Bach or Handel...


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One performance down, how many more to go....

March 3, 2009 13:55

   Now with the first orchestra performance under our belt, my orchestra can now how a little fun with (what else?) "William Tell". We were practicing it at our last practice, and I was really getting in to it. It was making me excited and antsy. When we would pause, I would start tapping my foot, ready to jump back in. What an exciting piece. The violinist behind me was having a ball humming it every time we would pause. I can't wait until we perform that piece!!! I wonder how many other performances we have this year....

  Now, about our last performance. 
   We had performed for a Grand Opening of a hotel, and they had a good sized article of the opening in the local newspaper. It made me upset that they would mention "gurgling chocolate fountains flowing over fruit" and not a hard-working orchestra performing! They didn't mention one word about us!!!
  My orchestra really works hard, especially the conductor. He is only volunteering! Can't the city give some credit!!!

  I really need some good pointers on shortening Pachelbel's "Canon". We have already shortened in some, but it is still way to long for a bride to march in on.

  I'll blog on later...                  Autumn

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