Numerous delays this week, including near-missed deadlines for St. Stephen’s as our trusty Mac PowerBook Pro repeatedly overheated and crashed, requiring the acquisition of a new desktop Mac for building weekly church (and harp) videos.
The new iMac sports our regularly used iMovie, and I’m in the process of learning Final Cut Pro X, also installed! There were a few glitches along the way… Catalina 10.15.7 didn’t like the updated versions of iMovie and Final Cut, and the fancy new color-coded Avid FCP keyboard had multiple issues with Mac OS X, requiring an 11th hour replacement just so I could get back to editing videos and uploading them to YouTube on time.
Nevertheless, I’ve been able to crank out two very fine Advent church videos this week for St. Stephen’s and on time for once!
Here they are:
George Matthew – To Comfort All Who Mourn
For the third Sunday in Advent, St. Stephen’s organist George Matthew plays a medley of Advent hymns, amid scenes of the Jordan River, the sites of Jesus’ baptism and the visit of the Angel Gabriel to Mary and warm and welcoming images of the upcoming Christmas season. A reminder of the Comfort the Spirit brings to us, now and year-round.
George Matthew – We Love Thy House O God
A virtual visit to the magnificent historic churches and cathedrals of Krakow, Poland and surrounding cities during the Christmas season there, as organist George Matthew Jr. presents Vincent Lubeck the Younger’s Prelude and Fugue in F on St. Stephen’s 1875 Johnson tracker pipe organ.
Now to deal with Zoom issues and get back to the harp!