23. December 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

Coronation Mass Rehearsal, performance Sunday

2 rehearsals, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0

Christmas Cantata Rehearsal, performance Christmas Eve

It is NOT fun to be playing along, feeling okay, when suddenly, while playing the oboe duo in Capriccio Italien (don’t ask) a note doesn’t come out. At all. And then another note doesn’t come out. (At least they weren’t all in a row, but the tone of all the other notes was rotten too, if you ask me. (I hope it wasn’t as noticeable to the audience as it was to yours truly.) Sigh.

Reed. Cracked. I’m. Bummed.

But that’s life in show biz, eh?

So out comes another reed. (I do have several reeds soaked, of course.) But you can’t change reeds in the middle of a soli!

Oh well.

And now Nutcracker is over. I move on to something else. (Bethany Lutheran in Menlo Park. Christmas Concert. Tomorrow night.)

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