Saturday, June 02, 2007
Playing at St. Mary Major
...I was asked to play the organ for this morning's Mass at St. Mary Major for the English-speaking pilgrims attending the Canonization Mass for Blessed Charles Houben. I played sight reading on the spot. Talk about stress! I couldn't allow myself to think...here I am at St. Mary Major, playing the organ with music I'd not seen before and had no time to practice...and it's an Irish Cardinal celebrating and there are hundreds and hundreds of people attending. No, I just had to look at the notes and concentrate on playing.