In my previous post I mentioned that I accompanied for a violin recital and performed one of my own arrangements. Well the recital was recorded and I have been graciously given permission by the performer to post it here. I have played this arrangement several times for weddings and special occasions. If you’d like to play it for your special occasion just contact me from the commissioning page. Violin, Viola, and Cello transcriptions available.
Just want to make you aware that I am accompanying for a violin recital this next week. On Tuesday (9/9) I will be collaborating with my friend Meg Johnson. As you can see on the poster below, Meg will be playing a sacred violin solo that I wrote a few years back entitled “Fairest Lord Jesus.” Originally for viola, I re-transcribed it for violin. It is a beautiful arrangement that lends itself easily to weddings and other special occasions.
The other pieces in the program are as follows: Allegretto from Sonata No. 15 in B-flat Major, K.454 by Mozart; very zippy, it took several practices before it finally came together. Violin Concerto No. 2, Op.63, mvt. 2 by Prokofiev; this piece is so cool, it’s an orchestral reduction so there’s lots of impossible passages but other than that it’s great piece. And finally, Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46, mvt.2 by Bruch, another allegro piece that turns the piano into an orchestra. My sacred solo will close the recital.
Today marks the first day of classes at school but since non of my classes or lessons fall on Wednesday, I just continued my work like normal. Thursday will be a different story however, as I have the majority of my classes on the TTH days. I’m taking Renaissance music history which I am looking forward to as well as a graded choirs class, both 2 credit courses.
That accounts for my “classes.” Not very much, you may say, until you factor in the other 4 credits I’m taking. 4 one on one lessons: Composition, Set Theory, Piano and Percussion lessons. Oh yeah, did I mention that I’m in choir as well? Yep, it’ll be a busy semester.