Well, Mass didn’t go too badly in the end. At Christ Church we sing a setting called the Mass of St Thomas. I couldn’t really hear how it all hung together before I was asked to play the accompaniment. Now I can hear what the composer was trying to do and even had a comment from a member of the congregation saying as much. It seems the structure of the thing comes across a bit better when played on the piano.
I played a rough bit of Handel at the end, but I can’t be expected to give finesse when the piano is an electric one and like playing…Tupperware or something. (…)
Evensong tonight…here’s hoping I don’t fall asleep and forget to go.