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Chichester Psalms

Last week I played Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with the SBCC Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir. What a dramatic piece of music! It took me several rehearsals to get used to the crazy chords and bluesy notes. Bernstein composed the two harp parts first and then composed the rest of the parts around them. It was nice to have the harps placed centrally and in front instead of being buried in the back of the orchestra behind the trombones - especially because we had such a nice view of the conductor and the rose window in the First United Methodist Church where the concert was held.

Two harps in Santa Barbara Church