By Vidas Pinkevicius (get free updates of new posts here)
How not to make a funeral service music sound depressing?
Yesterday I went to play for a memorial service of a young journalist and politician Rokas Zilinskas at my church who died a few days ago. It was a solemn state funeral.
I live-streamed my improvisation for the Communion on FB. I hope you'll enjoy it.
I didn't want to make it very sad. The event was sad enough already. Rokas died young, being just 44 years old because of pneumonia. He was known to be very honest and good person. People will miss him a lot.
So I figured to play something more uplifting but meditative. Maybe remind people of angels who will meet him at the heavens door.
Here's what happened.
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