Coming back from a big family wedding is always a tiring affair, and not just for me. The girls are all wiped out, even though we made sure they had an early night last night. Weddings in the middle of a school term are tricky to negotiate, although the proof will be in the school run at the end of the day!
Anyway, the baby is asleep, and I have done my homework for the afternoon (5 days until the theory exam…!) so I thought I would jot down some thoughts.
I started writing music almost exactly 3 years ago with my friend. We both had some time on our hands, and as we play in the same church music group, thought we would write some music to play with the band. On Sunday, the three year liturgical cycle came back to the very first psalm we wrote together! I wasn’t there for its second outing (see above re: wedding!) But it has made me realise how far I have come (and so has my friend) in the last 3 years. A change of career, but even more so, a real change in how I/we write music (both separately and together), even to the point that much more of it now gets written out properly on a computer, rather than rough sketches outlined on manuscript paper with no words…! All hail technology!
Which bring me to the latest news regarding projects. I now have permission from the copyright holder to publish a book of psalms. Just need to get on with the proofreading now! Well, not right now. Next week will have to do. After the exam…!!!