Whenever my kids need an audience, I know just where to find one: my mother and the other residents of the Alzheimer's unit where she lives. :) It's relatively easy to find a time slot in which they have no other activities scheduled, and you really couldn't ask for a more grateful audience. Plus, even if you make a mistake, they won't care. It's a good thing all the way around. :)Back in May, we had given an informal mini-concert there; but June came along and was so jam-packed with other events in our schedule that we didn't make the time to return for another music-sharing session. This July, however, is blessedly more relaxed than June was; and preparing for a little concert like this was high on my list of priorities for this week.
~ Theme from Witches' Dance (Suzuki repetoire)
~ Minuet 2 by Bach (also Suzuki...beautiful with two violins)
~ Waltz by Brahms (also Suzuki, and it has a really interesting duet part)
~ Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (David played this as a solo)
~ Londonderry Air (a solo for Josiah)
~ Swallowtail Jig (a lively piece)
~ Cripple Creek (a very fun fiddle tune)
~ Leaning on the Everlasting Arms (and not surprisingly, I heard some people singing along to this)
~ I Need Thee Every Hour (another great hymn)
~ Great Is Thy Faithfulness (another good one for singing along)
~ The Star-Spangled Banner.