Before going on vacation, some people think like this: "I will walk in the park during the day and read a book in the evening. Can't wait for this to happen."
It's certainly nothing wrong with a walk in the park or reading a book, except that a person has already decided what his/her vacation is going to be.
I find it rather sad that out of hundreds or thousands of choices how to use their free time, a lot people are so beaten down by the routine that they are content with a passive, consumer-like use of their days. They can't even imagine doing something a little crazy, stupid, frightening, generous, and remarkable. Something about which they (and others) would say "this is a bad idea" or "it might not work".
Not even for a moment.
Instead they could leave the doors of possibility open so that even after 5 years they would remember it as "I cannot believe I did it."
PS Limited time offer of Practice Guide of Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit by Johann Nicolaus Hanff ends tonight.
This year the organ world celebrates several important anniversaries, two of them being 350 years since the birth of Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697), North German Baroque composer and organist and his contemporary, Johann Nicolaus Hanff (1665-1711/12). Hanff's surviving works are small in number - only 7 elegantly ornamented chorale preludes but the writing style is equal in quality with Dieterich Buxtehude's pieces.
Recently I had a privilege to play all works of Bruhns and Hanff in one recital after which I thought my subscribers would also love to play some of their pieces this anniversary year too. Therefore, I decided to share with you my new Practice Guide of Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit by Hanff.
On this page you will also see the video in which I performed this charming chorale prelude in my church during this recital. This is a limited time offer in which you can pay whatever you choose for this practice guide, so if you're curious, check it out now (if you like Buxtehude's music, you'll love this piece).
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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