...for some actual Christmas music! Sarah and I played clarinet and bassoon in the orchestra of the Huntsville Christmas Festival, which our stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints organizes each year. Nancy Law and Sarah Draughon do an amazing job selecting music, reworking parts for our orchestration, running practices, and leading the performances. It's lots of fun to be able to still play real music from time to time. All of the choir members and orchestra members are unpaid volunteers and only a couple are actual professional musicians or music educators. We got to play 8 shows last weekend to Huntsville area community members. Here are a couple of my favorite tunes from the performances, both arranged by Mack Wilberg:
Angels We Have Heard On High by are.kay.more
I Saw Three Ships by are.kay.more
Don't worry, everyone. I haven't forgotten about Good Lovin'. You will all get some more Good Lovin' very soon. I promise.