Small World

I just learned that one of my former brides from 2007 has begun work with Studiowed, with whom I affiliate.  I responded to Mary Alice Sublett’s email that I played Emily Holmes’s wedding and immediately got a response from Emily’s husband that I have to share with (and brag to) anybody who will read my blog….

Hi Linda! I remember working with you because I was so specific about how I wanted Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” played. (Picky groom!) There is a specific moment in the piece where the strings swell and the trumpet enters (and our church had a nice, big organ which entered the song right then, too) and I remember that I wanted the doors to open letting me see Emily for the first time RIGHT at that moment. And, it worked out perfectly!!! You were so patient with me and you made me feel totally OK to go back-and-forth with you over email until you understood EXACTLY what I wanted in that song (for that once-in-a-lifetime moment)! The song was absolutely beautiful (it, of course, now ranks as my all-time Number One song for a bride to come down the aisle to… though, I guess I am now a wee bit biased). And, as beautiful as the song was, my bride being revealed as those doors open was 1,000 times more beautiful. Thanks for doing such a great job to make our Big Day so special! – Wade

I distinctly remember this wedding for the totally fabulous choice of bridal processional.  And Emily was indeed stunning as she made her way to her soon-to-be-husband.  Can’t wait to work with Emily!

Comment from a wedding guest

I forgot to write earlier that boyfriend, Sandy, crashed the April 5 wedding at Scarritt to hear my new viola.  The person he was sitting next to said to him, “Please tell your girlfriend her work is stunning.”  Always nice to hear compliments.

New Viola!

Last Wednesday, 4/2/14, Sandy and I drove down to Atlanta to pick up a new viola that I had commissioned from Kile Hill at the Voss Violin Shop.  It was thrilling to see it for the first time and even more thrilling to play it for the first time.  It has a wonderful sweet, dark sound, plays evenly over all the strings and looks fantastic on top of all that.  Here are some pictures before it was completed. IMG_1065IMG_1066 IMG_1067

April 5 Wedding at Scarritt

Winter hibernation is finally over and we’re leaping into wedding season with the beautiful wedding of Abbey and Chris at Wightman Chapel on April 5.  They said the first part of their vows without prompting from the minister.  I can’t imagine being able to do that with all the excitement and anticipation that comes with the territory.  But the vows were exchanged with solid commitment.  Fantastic.

Abbey and Chris chose a mix of classic and contemporary tunes including “The Book of Love” and “Visiting Home” (from the movie, Big).  We sent them off to their newly married life to Handel’s “Hornpipe” followed by “All You Need Is Love”.

Congratulations to Abbey and Chris and their families!