Presented by: Benjamin Kołodziej
Location: Hyatt Regency – Hanover E
Providing music for weddings and funerals can pose a challenge for musicians, who often find themselves caught between elevated emotions and abounding sentimentality. How do we maintain our composure and balance in these trying circumstances, realizing that the situation strains our ability to communicate and advise regarding liturgical and musical matters? What are some practical resources we can employ to expand our repertoire for weddings and funerals?
Presupposing that confident musicians, well-equipped with repertoire suggestions, are better suited to maneuver the emotional maelstrom in which they often find themselves, this session will explore free, online, copyright-free music which is instantly available, dedicated solely to weddings and funerals, including specific musical resources that can easily be overlooked in the usual online music platforms. The session will offer alternatives to the overused, trite, and sentimental music so often requested and will offer suggestions about how best to communicate with those in need.