03. December 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

With Werther over and out I’m on to Roberto Sierra’s Fandangos and Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel’s version). I’ll be playing English horn and a wee bit of oboe, so yesterday, when I played for church, I decided to play on the English horn. I wanted to get it warmed up and ready to go, and remind my embouchure about that fun instrument. It felt better than it did on the last symphony set, so I was pleased. I improvised and then played O Come, O Come Emmanuel at the end of the the improvisation, with a small bit of Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus in there (I’m not sure if everyone caught what I was doing, but I didn’t ask, so who knows?).

Today is a “students only” day. Tomorrow as well, although some of them are a drive away (UCSC day). From then on, it’s a lot of busy days. Work. Work is good. Work pays for things. This is a good thing.

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