Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Week 3 for the Music Historians, making our way from Balinese gamelan through early Islamic music, via Gregorian chant, listening and looking ahead as above.
Before this a roving afternoon of paper grading (Xavier's alphabetization and pre-grading really helping) from Yan's Garden (Music Theory) to
Elephant Bar (Music History), the day starting with the usual 21st-Century work and Theory (the Orkney Islands Hymn to St. Magnus, lots of great student questions re modes, and History Phases: I Turkey / Asia Minor) and
ending with the impossible...
Pdf for Orpheus Cycle: III (first three pages)
Pdf's of The Passion According to St. Matthew: XVII-XVIII
5th page composed for Psalm 70
100th orchestrated page of The Countess Cathleen
200 pages total for edit of Symphony No. 3
17th clip incorporated for Camino Real: Block 9
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Every day extraordinary, the commonalities and differences, the 21st-Century Music work, the fog the
same but different, the
College lesson plans... well, yes, today with the Musica Enchiriadis Rex Coeli, a second day of student compositions, and History Phases: III. America - Amazing Grace and IV. Gregorian Chant - Kyrie VI.
produce the rest of the piano-vocal parts for Regime Change, Op. 196, plus
Pdf for Orpheus Cycle: II
Pdf's of The Passion According to St. Matthew: XV-XVI
4th page composed for Psalm 70
99th orchestrated page of The Countess Cathleen
190 pages total for edit of Symphony No. 3
16th clip incorporated for Camino Real: Block 9
Monday, August 29, 2011
After 21st-Century Music editing, out in the blazing world, leavened by fog, down to
Diablo for beginning of Week 3 with the Theoreticians -- Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 ("Choral"): IV. Ode to Joy theme, but in C, as dictation / keyboard-solfege / board harmony (harmonizing above and below in non-idiomatic medievalesque perfect fourths and fifths), plus D Dorian and Minor, E Phrygian, and the first day of student compositions.
Return with errands
Sequence Music, Op. 23, at The International Music Score Library Project, finishing the final edit of the John Adams article for Grove Online and The Grove Dictionary of American Music, Second Edition (adding some additional thoughts about Nixon in China, The Death of Klinghoffer, El Nino, On the Transmigration of Souls, and Dr. Atomic), and sending off same to Charles Hiroshi Garrett. Also
begin Pdf's for Orpheus Cycle, Op. 24, with movement I
do Pdf's of The Passion According to St. Matthew: XIII-XIV
3rd page composed for Psalm 70
98th orchestrated page of The Countess Cathleen
180 pages total for edit of Symphony No. 3
15th clip incorporated for Camino Real: Block 9
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Out mid-morning with Harriet to pick up the car, which, after a check-up, proves to be in good shape. Work on this and that through the day -- including
Linking Pdf's of Sequence Music, Op. 23
Pdfs for The Passion According to St. Matthew: XI-XII
2nd page composed for Psalm 70
97th orchestrated page of The Countess Cathleen
170 pages total for edit of Symphony No. 3
-- as H heads to a rehearsal, and decide to detour back toward the remains of the fire, thinking this a prelude to another Tahoe hike. By the time that steps are retaken down
wandering about Goodman,
west on Cement Hill, northwest in the
country where evidently the blaze began
80 -- the afternoon is waning, and the traffic farther east daunting, so think it prudent to call this enough of an outing for the day, placing the 14th clip for the video of Camino Real: Block 9, and finishing up the re-reading of the
Aeschylus Oresteia in the Philip Vellacott translation. Ah, that sense of deja vu...
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Home with Harriet most of the day -- with general catch-up, 21st-Century Music work, and the other typical endeavors
Finishing Pdf's of Sequence Music, Op. 23, with movement III
Pdfs for The Passion According to St. Matthew: IX-X
Begin composing Psalm 70
96th orchestrated page of The Countess Cathleen
160 pages total for edit of Symphony No. 3
into the early evening, watching Kurt Weill's One Touch of Venus (plus Hurricane Irene news, and calling Bette, George, and Sorrel, to ascertain that all is basically well (a tornado watch comes and goes). Meanwhile upon stepping outside, note smoke to the
southwest, similar to last month.
A fire is
Cement Hill, so, cannot resist going out to check the situation,
swinging southwest on 80, east on Dickson Hill Road,
taking in the view from
Goodman, then north on
Vanden, west on Alamo, and south on
Somewhere in the tangle of suburbia east of this, there is car trouble. Must leave the vehicle, calling Harriet, agreeing to meet her at Vanden and Newcastle (an easier rendezvous point), setting off on the bike to this destination (awkwardly laden with newspaper, milk, and a coke). The wait is a brief one, though rather lonely, with the alarming passing to the west of a biking cadre in the dark. Harriet's car is packed for the rehearsal tomorrow, so the passenger's seat must be shared with the mercifully collapsible bike, and somehow we arrive home safely.
Somewhere in there, finish re-reading Keith Abbott's Mordecai of Monterey and do the 13th clip for Camino Real: Block 9.