Monday, 7 December 2015
Advent Calendar VII
With all this looking back, I haven't really been considering the present, and on the whole that is the best place to be! I will get back to my retrospective navel gazing soon but I have been such a busy Girl that I am sure some of it at least is worthy on consideration!
Last week I wrote here about a concert I have coming up this Saturday, I rather misleadingly said that this was going to be the first time that another conductor had chosen to play one of my arrangements. I should qualify this I have made quite a few arrangements for both Brass Bands and Wind Bands over the years, and some have been played by other conductors. Indeed over the last couple of weeks I have played twice with the Band of the Surrey Yeomanry where they have played my arrangement of "Strictly Come Dancing" To be honest it is quite a thrill to sit in a band while your own work is being performed. They are a great bunch of people and a very good band.
Having said all that I am very grateful to the Yeomanry, as they gave me my only chance to Play Leroy Anderson's Christmas Festival it never feels like Christmas till I have played this!