Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Melody Bober

One of my favorite piano arrangers is a lady named Melody Bober, who has published lots of hymn arrangements and lots of neat sheet music pieces that are fun for students to play. I played one of her arrangements in church at the beginning of January, and the new home ec teacher at Faith Christian came up to me afterward, very excited, and told me that Melody Bober was her MOTHER! I didn't quite believe her at first, but she was telling the truth. So I was pleasantly surprised a few weeks later when Melody called me, telling me she would be in town visiting President's Day weekend, and wondered if we might play one of her duets in church! How could I pass up that opportunity? The date got closer, and I wasn't sure if it was going to work out because I had forgotten to get a hold of the music, and I had not confirmed if we would be able to play with the music pastor, but in the last few days it all came together! Saturday I was able to get the music and we were able to rehearse and Sunday morning (just for the 9:30 service) I played a duet with Melody Bober in church! What an exciting experience!

4 comments:

Timothy said...

How awesome is that! Neat story.

jonhaynie said...

Awesome!!!

Steve & Molly said...

Beth, I was so sorry to hear about your grandma when I read the prayer update. Please know that we will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

Leah said...

I am just now trying to learn Bober's "Daybreak in Dublin" and I am loving it! So I had to Google her, of course, and found your story. That is neat. (By the way, I began piano lessons at age 40 and am still going strong now at 42. Oh, and I had a baby in the meantime too. Not easy. But I didn't want to stop when I had just gotten started.)