Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Bridezilla and the Organist
I am fortunate since I've not had to deal with any bridezillas at my current parish. However, in the past, that's another story. One bride from the past at a consultation said, "We want 'Every Breath You Take' by The Police." Uh, no. Have you actually listened to the words?! Followed by the tirade of "My family has worshiped here for generations...blah, blah, blah...."
I have had similar experiences as this hapless organist with funeral music. Even with a funeral liturgy planning booklet where the choices are clearly spelled out (no deviations), there is the inevitable, "Why can't we sing 'On Eagle's Wings'?" Or "Be Not Afraid" Or "Danny Boy" Or "Let There be Peace on Earth". Then throw in the usual "We've worshiped here for # years....."
Brrrrrrrrrrrrr. I'm thankful that our hymnal doesn't have any of those songs.