Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head
So, I am at church back in October when one of our altos, who also plays harp, wants to speak to me. She says, "Jayne, I have been practicing some really pretty pieces for the Christmas season and there's this one spiritual that I really would love for you to sing." Uh. My first reaction is one of resistance as I truly don't like doing solos. I am fine singing alongside others and can belt out my part with happiness and gusto. But, put me alone where all I hear is my own voice, and... sigh... the voice tightens and rises and then I find myself fully either off key or flat. But, since she was so nice to ask, I told her I'd think about it and look at the music. When I found the song, I was enchanted and thought, "Surely I can do this little ditty." We'll be doing it on January 6 for Epiphany, and we practiced it back in November where I made this recording. Since that time, I've been singing and singing it to get more and more comfortable in hopes that all the stars and planets will align and I'll somehow sound relaxed and pure. So, hope you enjoy it as I doubt the version at church on January 6th will sound any better than this one...hehe.