Thank you all for your preparation and performance of our music this Easter, which enabled us to once more fulfill our mission “To enhance the worship experience at Grace UMC by honoring and praising our [risen] Lord through the music we play”.
And a shout-out to Shaun and Craig for providing our trumpet trio music (with a little help from me) at the Sunrise Service. We must have been good ‘cause the neighbors didn’t complain!
As we discussed yesterday, we’ll take a one-week break, so no rehearsal this Thursday. But we’ll resume next Thursday, 11 APR 13, to prepare the following songs for Sunday, 5 MAY 13:
- Prelude: “Cornerstone” featuring our trumpet section with BrassTrax accompaniment track.
- Offertory: “Denn er hat seinen Engeln befohlen” (Because He Has Commanded His Angels, Psalm 91:11).
- Benediction and Response: “Cantate Domine Canticum Novum” (Sing to the Lord a new song! Ps. 96:1).
- Postlude: “Hornpipe (Allegro Maestoso)” from Handel’s Water Music.
I am writing out a cleaner version of “Hornpipe” and will have that to you later this week. You already have the other music and it is also posted on our web site. Midi-generated audio mp3 files of this music has also been upload to our web site to assist your at-home practice.
We will have four weeks to prepare the above music, so please keep those chops in shape and be working on these at home. See you in a couple of weeks!