Easter week, Organ repertoire & recordings

This Easter week has been diverse as ever. Piano lessons at unusual times. The schools are off and so lesson time negotiations have been often, with may proffering morning lessons where possible. I try to be flexible but need to fit these around other commitments. The addition of a new adult student wanting to pursue recording electronic music and needing help with keyboard skills and music theory gives me an interesting new genre to explore.

Normally my organist duties consist of Sunday mornings but this week included a special Good Friday service and Two funeral services added to the Church visits this week.

As I’ve been on the organ more this week and a successful performance at the end of the service last Sunday has sent me on a search for some suitable music to perform during the services to add another dimension, properly earn my money, and improve my organ playing which is very much in my comfort zone at the moment. A wonderful repository of organ music to work through can be found here so my intention is to start playing at least one of these per week at the Sunday services.

Other extra little bits of work include recording backing tracks for a vocal student to record along with in my office next week, the recording of a piano part for an anime cover for industrial studios and the planning of my own recording over the coming weeks of a Beethoven piano sonata. This will mean boxing a day off for the recording of audio and video, but only when the piano is tuned!

Mersey Wave had a busy March, so I’m hoping we can take some time over the next few rehearsals to learn new music refresh some old repertoire and everyone is eager to get our program together for the Summer concert.