Friday, September 30, 2011
So it's all a work-in-progress, with the daily update of 21st-Century Music, completing a reading (definitely not a re-) of Edward Albee's The Plays: Volume 2 (Tiny Alice, A Delicate Balence, Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung), ending up the pdf of Sinfonietta: II (at 13 pages), composing eighth page of The Cop and the Anthem (finishing the first section), and fifth for Psalm 74 --
on a day of clear skies, brisk breezes, and markedly cooler temperatures (high of 80, the second lowest temperature since late June).
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Another 21st-Century Music update, print quizzes, and out the door to bestow the latter (i.e. Quiz 7, with examples drawn from J.S. and C.P.E. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Franz Xaver Gruber, and Frederic Chopin) on the hard-working and high-achieving Theoreticians. After some tutorials, make a beeline, buzzing back,
first to the hive of activity at the local petrol stop (including a follow-up re the windshield repair),
honeyed respite of home, with general catch-up, composition of seventh-page Cop and the Anthem, fourth for Psalm 74, and pdf 12 Sinfonietta: II.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
A fair amount of 21st-Century Music work accomplished, on both current and back issues, before heading out the door for Franz Xaver Gruber's Silent Night as dictation and board harmony for the Theoreticians, plus a bit of Ludwig van Beethoven, review, and stimulating student compositional endeavors of round 2. Home to grade Theory and History quizzes,
with music from Andrea Gabrieli's Ricercar in the 12th Mode through Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, with sidebars along the way,
looking ahead through J.S. Bach.
Upon second return, compose Compose sixth page of The Cop and the Anthem and third for Psalm 74, also producing page 11 of pdf rer Sinfonietta: II.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Finish re-reading (or is it a first -- perhaps only took in the movie?) of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf somewhere in the course of a day that includes backtracking in Music Theory for a dictation / board harmony on J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 140 ("Wachet auf"): VII. Chorale, first phrase, plus beginning the second round of engaging student compositons, with pieces by Joe and Zach. Other musical activities of the day include fifth-page composition of The Cop and the Anthem, plus second for Psalm 79, as well as page 10 pdf for Sinfonietta: II.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Off on more dangerous missions, the stratus from yesterday clearing
to the south, for Week 7 with the Theoreticians -- Glen Appel additionally in attendance (a minute or two after the witching hour) re a fourth standard evaluation (second together, the other two from Rory Snyder and Monty Bairos, scattered over the last almost-ten years...) -- so the W.A. Mozart Sonata in C Major, K. 545, first four bars as dictation / keyboard-solfege / board harmony is accomplished early, plus sign-singing on the blog from early organ works of J.S. Bach, the "ear-training" Requiem: Confutatis scene of Amadeus, and a bit on brass technique.
towards the peninsula thereafter,
to pick up a couple of maps (Truckee, Martis Peak, Mt Rose) at the
U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park,
then over to
look over the
Parking by the
oval, the way to
Braun Music Building is a scenic one,
Court (with its
Burghers of Calais) and
then southeast to
Lausen Mall and southwest to the scene of the action.
In due time,
loop around the back side of the church,
taking in the Main Quad,
different perspectives, returning down
Palm Avenue to El Camino Real.
From here, it's westish on Page Mill Road,
north on 280,
west again on 84,
up and over the Santa Cruz Mountains at
down the coolish-coastal side-slide into
Valley to the
to pick up the course of the walk
Purisima Creek Road,
Accomplishing this, hop back in the car in the fading light,
beyond Half Moon Bay,
Seal Rock Drive /
Is there time for music? Sure. How about fourth page composed for The Cop and the Anthem, plus beginning composition of Psalm 74 and page 9 pdf re Sinfonietta: II. Sure, sure...