This week has been the week to finish up some projects- and does that feel good!!!!
I also had time to check out my Score Exchange site, and noticed that everyone is up-loading Carol of the Bells, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, and some of my other Christmas music. It set me to thinking that some of you might be interested, if not for yourselves, then for your church, or singing group. I will tell you that “Mary’s Song” is a great solo for a soprano. The lady who performed it locally has a beautiful soprano voice and absolutely loved the challenge. Anna’s Song” is in a lower range, and is a great piece for a Mezzo Soprano. Both pieces include piano and choir parts.
I have sung Anna’s song many times, and always in costume. It is amazing what a difference it makes when you actually re-enact those historial moments-besides, I not as nervous when I am pretending to be someone else. 🙂
The original source of these musical vignettes come from the musical I wrote entitled “The Promise,” which tells the story of Simeon and Anna in Luke II.
I just felt led to share this with you, so do with it what you will. If you have any trouble printing them off, let me know and I can send you a PDF.
Of course, my harp music is there, too.
If you will look to the right side of this page under”Blog Roll”
you will see a link that says Music for Christmas, click on it.
Now look for anything listed under “Judith Helms, ” – yes, that’s me.
Now to the knitting part-
I can’t stand it if I don’t have some kind of colorworks project to dink around with, so I started my Whitetail Buck Pillow. I love the colors. The pattern combines Intarsia, bobbles, and overlay stitches, and will be finished with cording around the sides. I haven’t decided what pattern I will do on the back yet, but I will probably opt for a texture stitch of some kind. This may seem tedious to some, but for me it is therapy.
and MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL