Thursday, November 3

It's Nearly Here...

Tomorrow night can't come quickly enough.


My graduate piano recital performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. and I'm (cross-your-fingers, hold-your-breath)... ready
. Of course feeling "ready" doesn't take the nerves away but at least helps me to interpret them as excitement and channel them into positive energy for musical expression. Or so I like to tell myself. Here's a peak at my program:

Prelude from English Suite No. 2 in a minor, BWV 807 ......................... J. S. Bach

Toccata & Fugue in c minor, BWV 911 ..................................................... J. S. Bach

Variations Serieuses in d minor, Op. 54 .................................... Felix Mendelssohn 
Sonata No. 23 in f minor, Op. 57 (Appassionata) .............. Ludwig van Beethoven 

 I. Allegro assai
 II. Andante con moto 
 III. Allegro ma non troppo 

I cannot wait to hear the final resounding f minor chords of the Appassionata Sonata around 8:30 p.m., to absorb the long-awaited relief of what I pray will be a successful performance. 

I wish I had pictures of my dress but alas these lovely photos will stand in quite nicely until after the recital. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Love & God bless,


  1. Good luck Miss! You will play perfectly and gracefully!!


  2. All the best of luck tomorrow, Courtney!!! :D And post pics of you in your dress whenever you have the chance ;).



  3. Good luck to you! I'm sure you'll be amazing!

    p.s. thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, I'm loving yours too :)

  4. Good luck! Sorry we can't be there! I'm sure you will play beautifully and the night will be a huge success!

  5. Good luck to you Courtney! I really wish I could be there! Can't wait to see photos, I'm sure you will be absolutely amazing. Soli Deo Gloria!

  6. Can't wait! I'm so happy I get to come see you play.

  7. Oh my gosh, girl! So excited for you! God will be your strength! Will go right now and say a prayer for you!!!

  8. You know, I've played piano for 20 years and I've never had a recital. I hope you have SO MUCH FUN playing! Your program looks just wonderful (and rather impressive!)

  9. I have always regretted that I quit my piano lessons when I was little! I think it is the most beautiful sound. Make sure to post pictures and a video if you have it afterwards!! I want to see your dress, too! :)

  10. wow I love to listen to classical music!

  11. Best of luck to you! I got so nervous just thinking about doing something like that. I'm sure all your practice will pay off.

  12. Thank you! All of you for the kind words, prayers, and encouragement!


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