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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Busy Time

I've been away from computers and the Internet the past week. Part of it is my wife's mom passed away this weekend. Also issues with my daughter. Twelve years old and the moods are raging!

I also played and sang in a show at church: "A Time for Christmas". You may have heard of it, it's making the rounds. For some parts I played cello in the small orchestra, and for some of it I sang in the choir. Also, there was my stellar acting in a non-speaking role as Shepherd #2. My robe had been fashioned from the remains of an awful, apparently 70's vintage, curtain. Shepherd #1 had refrained from shaving for the last two weeks. He looked just like the late Yassir Arafat. If the costumes weren't so bad we would have looked like a bunch of middle-aged over-the-hill terrorists.

Thank you to Robin for her comments on what's important in teachers. I'm surprised there's not more comments about teachers, here or at CBN. For something that is so important, I'd think folks would give a lot of thought to what they want from teachers.

Also, I know I owe PFS something. Soon!


Gottagopractice said...

I played ATfC 2 or 3 years ago. One of those deceptively easy-looking cello parts, with lots of rhythm section. Not orchestrated by a string player. Kudos - sounds like you enjoyed *all* of your roles.

Terry said...

Ah yes, not a string player. ATfC had, for example, a lot of slurred fifths in eight notes and other parts that look more right for bassoon. I skipped the 16ths and 32nds, which I thought was alright since a lots of it was covered by harp glissandos, anyhow. We had a real harp and a super good harpist. It really added a lot.