Are you disappointed by your church position? Is your job becoming boring to you?Of course, you may have some perfectly legitimate reasons to feel that way, but very often there is a bright side in this also. In order to help people feel better about church organist's routine, I'm going to explain why church organists are privileged among musicians.
Every Sunday an organist has to go to church, sit down on the organ bench and play something - a few hymns, choral accompaniments, or even real organ compositions or improvisations during church service. Other musicians, such as pianists don't have this opportunity to play in public regularly, this is unique for organists. I don't know of many other professions who have built-in possibilities for public performance.
This might be stressful at times, but every Sunday you show up and play something. You could treat this as a burden but you could also view it as a unique and privileged situation for you to grow as an organist and as a musician in general about which I talk in this video.
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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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