Monday, February 28, 2011

February 28 - Sines in the Sky

Compose page 21 of Psalm 47 and do the daily 21st-Century Music work before

blues skies

all the way to

DVC for dictation / board harmony on Claudio Monteverdi's L'Orfeo: Tu se' morta and plenteous scales (E and C Minor [both natural and harmonic] and A and E Major).





sun to orchestrate piano-vocal page 27 of what is becoming New Big People Old Trouble So Sunday and do the day's video:

Street Songs: XIII. Sometimes I Feel.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

February 27 - Bright Lights for a Birthday

It's Harriet's natal anniversary, and we celebrate over the Academy Awards,

with a Mexican repaste, cake, and ice cream on another beautifully clear but bracing day.  Before this, page 20 composed for Psalm 47 and yet another piano-vocal-leaf-into-orchestration of New Big People Old Trouble So Sunday (26 -- reaching the final selection and changing allegiances from Gershwin to Stravinsky, even importing some beautiful but arguably inappropriate material from the latter -- anything to help a suspect source).  Also do the day's video

(Street Songs: V. Extension Chords), and after, the final draft of the Jim Fox article for Grove American.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

February 26 - Clearly Cold

Beautiful day, but chill -- high only 50 (takes a long time to actually find this information -- so many weather outlets are more concerned by the future than, even the immediate, past), and evidently a record low overnight of 28 (breaking the previous 30) -- and composition of Psalm 47 continues with page 20 (at least it's not the temperature), followed by orchestration of the 25th piano-vocal leaf (ditto) of New Big People Old Trouble So Sunday.

Watch the old heist film Topkapi (1964) with Harriet, write the final draft of the Cold Blue article for Grove American, then do a video for

Street Songs: IV. Day and Night Revolve.

Friday, February 25, 2011

February 25 - In a Daze

Psalm 47 page 19 composed and New Big People Old Trouble So Sunday piano-vocal sheet 24 orchestrated, before a

video run for Harriet


picking up 15 more items of interest -- including

The End of the Affair (1955),

A Farewell to Arms (1932),

Five Easy Pieces (1970),

The Flame Trees of Thika (1981),

Giant (1956),

Great Expectations (1974),

The Great Gatsby (1974),

The Great Lie (1941), and

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) --


to do a YouTube opus re

Street Songs: IX. The Junkies, plus final draft of the American Baroque article for Grove American.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

February 24 - Vanishing Points

What page of Psalm 47 composed? 18.  Then 80 and

680 to DVC for notorious Quiz 5, with examples drawn from Josquin des Pres's El Grillo and Scaramella, Costanza Festa's Quando Ritrovna, Henry VIII's Pastime with Good Company, Louis Bourgeois's Old Hundredth, Thomas Morley's My Bonny Lass, and Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers.

Return after extended innings in



conditions via the

court reporting firm


Harriet and a visiting Allan Crossman, who is touching base re the Kurt Weill Project and entertains with droll stories of Richard Wernick and Christopher Yavelow.

Take an errand to financial services and call John Browning with news, then back again in time for dinner a trois, after which Allan is off towards vital soft ice cream.  General clean-up and assist with Harriet's exercises before out once more in the cold driving drizzle to first rehearsal with the

Solano Symphony of a

pair of Symphony No. 2's -- respectively by Alexander Borodin (1876) and Ludwig van Beethoven (1802).  Home a third time to do the 23rd page of piano/vocal-into-orchestration for New Big People Old Trouble So Sunday and a video for

Street Songs: I. All My Relations.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

February 23 - Through the Glass Brightly

Page 17 of Psalm 47 composed before the

vault to

Diablo for this compressed week of Theory content, covering Chords in A Natural Minor, A Harmonic Minor, and D Major -- with dictation / board-harmony on Costanzo Festa's Quando Ritrovna, interpreted in D Minor and F Major.









to orchestrate the page 22 of the piano-vocal that is becoming New Big People Old Trouble So Sunday and create the next mystery video... revealed to be

Street Songs: VI. I'm a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with My Honolulu Mama Singing Those Neat-o Beat-o Flat on My Seat-o Hirohito Blues.