I’m helping with the special music for Easter Sunday. I’m playing the recorder! Ha! The last time I did that was for Kathryn and Todd’s wedding! It’s a little nerve-wracking, and my instrument is one of those $3.99 plastic dealies, but I think it’ll be okay.

I’m also playing the organ for a couple of things. I’m playing one piece that’s a duet between organ and piano, and another piece that Judy is playing trumpet for.

The trumpet piece is “Jesus Christ is Risen Today”. I’ve said it before, but this is my favorite Easter hymn. The line that always gets me is “Now above the sky he’s king, where the angels ever sing”. It never fails to choke me up – even just playing it for practice yesterday before school… Sheesh, Brad! Pull yourself together, man!

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3 Responses to Practice

  1. Deborah says:

    That line gets me, too. I’m a mess throughout all these services. Even teared up during the Passion chapel yesterday. Of course my third graders immediately notice. Oy.

  2. Lauren says:

    Yeah, too much to get teary about. I’ve been reading the Easter story at naptime and have to think about buying groceries so I can hold it together.

  3. Elaine Royuk says:

    That is my favorite Easter hymn also. Tears are welcome! A few fell last night as I watched the stripping of the altar at St. John last night. Holy Week is very special?

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