|Rae sings at The National Gallery for her first Stairwell Carollers Concert|
|The Stairwell Carollers, Knox Presbyterian, Ottawa, 2014|
It's also the first time I've ever played Christmas music in August on purpose.
One of the ways I fit music practice into my overly busy schedule is to listen to the practice files at work. There's nothing quite like writing a briefing note or doing economic research with "The First Nowell" on repeat in my earphones!
Or, I flip through my sheet music with my toddler on my lap on weekend mornings, coffee steaming beside me - as I explain what a page and monarch are and where exactly forth they went together.
Then, my older son wants to decode the notes on the piano, and wonders why the left hand's notes have to have a different clef than the right hand's, and why is it called a clef, anyway?
At which point, he asks impatiently to play a video game instead.
The cat complains meowingly as I hit the high notes, the dog barks along, and my home is once again a madhouse.
|Sheet music for Wassail|
"Hark, hear the bells."
Rae P. - Soprano