The Brass Kickers and a Cello did a fantastic job with a lot of music this past Sunday! For the first time when participating in a service they played the Prelude and Postlude as well as the Hymns and anthem piece. They made a wonderful contribution to the service.
In addition to the instrumentalists, we had a core group of the children’s choir sing as well. It is always fun having the children participate in the service.
I am blessed to have such a great group of instrumentalists and singers. They all work very hard and take great pride in doing their best. I thank all of them for their dedication and patience.
Christmas Eve will bring out some instruments and singers once again. I love that service as it ranges from lively pieces with the brass, such as “Joy to the World” to the calm candle-lit sanctuary echoing the very peaceful “Silent Night.” I will have an opportunity to sing a personal favorite, “O Holy Night,” for that service as well.
Below are links to the musical pieces from Sunday’s service. The first three are my arrangements, which the group does a great job of bringing to life!
Brass, cello and children’s choir music from the Sunday, December 20, 2009 service at Scotia United Methodist Church:
Duet (trumpet and cello): In the Bleak Midwinter
Anthem (brass and cello): Good King Wenceslas
Postlude: We Three Kings
Children’s Choir: A Child Is Born in Bethlehem
Prelude: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
Hymn: O Come, All Ye Faithful
Hymn: Joy to the World