I received the music for the Chamber Music Festival last night, and I’m itching to practice. Happily, they are tunes with which I’m quite familiar – Amazing Grace, for which I’ll be playing the violin 2 part, and Simple Gifts, for which I’ll play violin 1. Neither of my parts is the top melody line with which I’m quite familiar, so it will be fun to see what my parts sound like when I start to work them up here in a bit.
Teacher is coming later, and I’ve read through the music and already have a couple of questions for her (I have yet to play a single triplet, and my part in Amazing Grace is chock-full of them, for example). As I mentioned yesterday, the timing of Teacher needing to move this week’s lesson to today versus yesterday is serendipitous indeed. Happily, the pieces are in G, A, and D – keys I’ve been working with for quite a while. Both arrangements do modulate, but I think I’ll be fine to handle that part of the scores.
The scores are for violin 1, violin 2, and cello, and the score for Simple Gifts also includes a piano part. I’m not sure whether we’ll be playing with a pianist or not, but the organizer of the festival did give me a bit of information about the folks rounding out my trio – I’m so looking forward to meeting them and to having this chamber music experience on Saturday.
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