I didn't sleep well the night before, so slept in... not a good idea when your transport is in desperate need of major mechanical repair and wiping out the funds set aside for attending the concert in question in the purchase of the needed repair parts and materials... and in the process of removing components to allow for replacing the offending part, managed to break a seized bolt in the housing of one, requiring the separation of yet another seized hardware item... adding to the time required to make the necessary repairs, and make the additional necessary repairs
Afterwards scrub off the gunge, dress appropriately, and blast off hoping the day's work was done sufficiently correctly to make the journey and return safely home
I write all this as the effort WAS WORTH IT... Despite arriving at the intermission having missed the first half-hour of the concert, the last measures of J.S. Bach's Passacaglia in C minor resonating in the stained glass as I walked from the parking space to the entrance, along with the thundrous applause, albeit from a gathering which although repectable was far from the capacity crowd experienced a few weeks earlier at the farewell concert presented by David diFiore on September 11... Nevertheless, the musical program featured a wide variety of work from Sweelinck, Buxtehude, and Bach before the intermission, Antononin Soler, Avro Part, Jehan Alain (postlude for the office of Compline) and ended with Maurice Durufle', Prelude and Fugue on the name of Alain... All of which are capably represented by the tonal resources of the Flentrop pipe organ... However there was something about this concert which is very difficult to put into words: The term often used to describe this is AFFEKT... Something far more than the combination of the organ and the acoustic it is speaking into, along with the efforts of the organist in presenting his work through the apparatus in question... or the fact that the audience included a veritable "who's who" of the Pacific Northwest 'organ world'... or the presence of the Holy Spirit???