Saturday, 19 December 2015

an advent music night

On Friday at church we had an Advent Music Night. It was an unusual and really very good variation on the 'lessons and carols' model, with a set of six readings interspersed with five pieces played on the harp by our Mary Reid. The pieces weren't Christian/seasonal, but were each linked with the preceding passage primarily in how they sounded ('chosen carefully to reflect the nature of the Bible readings' - from the notes, which were excellent, written by Mary). Mary is an excellent harpist, and the pieces (by Hindemith, Kikta, Rameau, Attahir and Faure) were varied and interesting, without a hint of cliche.