Now, I can't remember if I told you all this or not, but after the last semester of orchestra, I was moved up to 2nd violins of the Youth Symphony Orchestra, which is the most advanced of the three. I was/am COMPLETELY excited about that! However, I still decided to try out for 1st violins, and my audition is this Friday at 5pm. It's funny, because it's not like I feel like I've got it "in the bag" or anything--I've been practicing a lot, but there are a lot of reasons why I probably won't get in...but somehow I'm not all crazy nervous like I normally am. God must be working the seemingly impossible inside of me right now, because by all means I should be writhing because of the butterflies gnawing at my stomach and I should be cranky all the time without cause...Yup--that, I'm ashamed to say, is my normal reaction to auditions.
So, I decided to humble myself and record the 2 minute excerpt I'll be playing for my audition. I've had a lesson since and learned that I was playing a couple of parts a bit wrong, but I didn't want to have to re-record it, so here's basically where I am.
See, regardless of my peacefulness...I still need your prayers! It's a difficult song, and I'm praying that I'll be able to brush up my bad bowing and pitchy notes in the next 2 days.
Ugh! Here comes Pride! He's making it very difficult to push "Publish Post". I just need to go through that list...the list of reasons why I'm posting this:
1. I need prayer....from you guys!
2. I play for Jesus, not for my own personal gratification.
3. Blogging is for getting real and being vulnerable...and this is a perfect opportunity to do just that.
Ok, I guess I feel better now. Hitting publish.
Oh, and one more thing...since this is only the first page of the song, and I'm learning the whole thing, I'll make sure to get a video of it all when it's finished--spiffied up with a piano accompaniment (which is "brother Jared" business.)
Thank you for the music!