Thursday, March 31, 2011
21st-Century Music work and Quiz 10 for the Theoreticians, with examples drawn from George Gershwin, Kurt Weill, Sergei Prokofiev, and Louis Armstrong.
Marin thereafter, grading papers at Celia's, errands and the postbox (with greetings),
grateful for the earlier classtime and
extended daylight savings light to take another brief stroll on
McGary Road from
No Trespassing Path to the
Lower Road, with views all around to
Sulfur Springs Mountain and
Foothill Ridge, as far as
Twin Sisters. Home to produce pdf of Suite ("Solar"): X. Neptune for IMSLP, third edited page of Psalm 51 (Part II), and most of the video for Camino Real: Block 5.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
21st-Century Music work and dictation / keyboard-solfege / board-harmony on Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, the lab thereafter, editing Jim Fox's fine updates on his article and that of Cold Blue Music, sending both off to Charles Hiroshi Garrett, who allows that we can wait a month to see if several of our subjects deign to check-in re edits to their articles -- so am done with the Grove project for this month (by May 1, these last three-of-eleven will need to be finalized, plus the Dan Becker and Alden Jenks write-ups accomplished).
Also prepare the pdf of Suite ("Sol[ar]") for IMSLP,
then slip out
editing second page of Psalm 51, part II, and finishing the video for
Camino Real: Block 4.
Oh yes, also quite warm today -- welcome 60's the past two days, but now leapfrogging up to over 80 -- first day of the year this high, and...
if one reckons summer as any day that hits 70 or better...
the fourth day of high-sun weather for the year.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Another 21st-Century Music post and an even warmer sunny day to DVC for dictation and board harmony on the second 8 bars of Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera: Ballad of Mac the Knife. Fine student compositions and a quixotic improvised rendition of The Twelve Fingers: I-V, thereafter.
Zip home for
evening group, from Ludwig van Beethoven through Guiseppe Verdi,
with make-up quizzes next week. Owen bails for Yoshi's, so it's just a la Doug afterwards to rendezvous with Melanie et al at the local watering spot, then home for pdf posting of Suite ("Sol[ar]"): VIII. Saturn on IMSLP, first page edited of the second movement of Psalm 51, and work on the middle section of Camino Real: Block 4.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Do the daily 21st-Century Music post before heading off in extraorinarily welcome sunshine to Diablo Valley College for dictation and board harmony on Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera: Ballad of Mac the Knife (first 8 bars),
followed by student compositions and
Break for coffee and
lunch with Doug,
finish editing Psalm 51: I-IV (which also results in the re-formatting of King David: XIX into Encore -- the only version was in Sibelius during that strange interlude awhile back).
Making the way back, there's time to prepare pdf of Suite ("Sol[ar]"): VII. Jupiter for uploading to the International Music Score Library Project,
as well as taking a wander to the community gym with Harriet (reading on a stationary bike), and
beginning video for Camino Real: Block 4.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Leap ahead and finish the video for Camino Real: Block 3, plus edit the sixth page of Psalm 51, do the daily 21st-Century Music post, upload Suite ("Sol[ar]"): VI. Asteroids to the International Music Score Library Project, and finish the Philip Glass article for Grove Online / Grove Dictionary of American Music, Second Edition by adding 11 new bibliographic entries -- sending it off to Harriet for proofing. Track down the Melinda Wagner and both of the Glass interviews in 20th-Century Music... thinking it's time to begin placing all those back issues online....
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Fifth page edited for Psalm 51, the daily 21st-Century Music post, upload of Suite ("Sol[ar]"): V. Mars to the International Music Score Library Project, two more
articles (and some filling in of blanks on a few other articles, plus linkage), second minute finished for Camino Real: Block 3 video, and the text written for the update of the Philip Glass Grove Online article, which involves re-examining all the composer's CD's, plus recent videos online, material from websites, and various works lists.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Fourth page edited for Psalm 51, the daily 21st-Century Music post, and plunge into updating the works list for the Philip Glass Grove American Dictionary of Music, Second Edition and Grove Online
article. As suspected, no small task, and the alotted word count is surpassed even before contemplating new paragraphs for the article -- so we shall see.
Take a break to do another video run for Harriet -- bringing back films including
A Man Called Peter (1955),
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001),
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956),
Martin Luther (1953),
Mary of Scotland (Maxwell Anderson, 1933 / 1936),
Mata Hari (1931),
The Men (1950), and
George Eliot's Middlemarch (1871 in its 1994 BBC serial incarnation) -- before continuing the work, which lasts well into the night, but that includes intervals for putting the next Suite ("Sol[ar]") movement (IV. Earth [April]) in order for posting at the International Music Score Library Project and doing up through a minute-and-a-half of the Camino Real: Block 3 video.