Both of my sisters are engaged, and the younger of the two gave me a call the other day, asking if I would do the music for her wedding. Sure, I said.
Her fiance “has a request,” she said.
OK, I said. She’s not getting married until next December, so I can handle pretty much any request she and he would make, right? Considering that we wouldn’t be setting all the music for probably eight months?
This was the request:
On sheet music, the first page of the piece, commonly known as Widor’s Toccata (the full title is a little longer), looks like this:
“I’m going to kill you,” I told the happy couple.
I have one year to learn the piece.