Monday, December 19, 2011
The Many Moods of Christmas
Christmas is coming! My hands were full this past weekend as I played percussion on The Many Moods of Christmas (Suites 1 & 2) at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church in Irving, TX. Jason Chavarria conducted the choir and orchestra in these classic settings by Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett. The percussion part is scored for a section of about four players. I employed a few tricks of the trade (including playing timpani on the Handsonic) and covered most of the parts. Challenging...but fun (and musically satisfying) !