I played piano for church yesterday. My regular schedule is first and third Sundays. What was not regular about my playing yesterday is that we did Matins.
I really like the Matins service. The Te Deum is especially cool, because it has this crazy minor part that has five flats. Wow!
Uh, oh… I was going to have to play five flats. I practiced and practiced and practiced in the morning. I got it down pretty well.
In the actual service it went well too… until I had to switch back to the major key signature for the last three verses. I stayed in minor. The congregation was confused and sang the wrong tune for the whole next verse. We got back on track for the last two verses, but the damage was done.