Friday, April 2, 2010

April 2 - One Day Later

Up early to compose six more pages (through 16) of The Song of Solomon: II. I Am the Rose of Sharon, publication-prepare page 2 of Psalm 15 "But Who May Abide", and put the blog version of 21st-Century Music (including a nice article on Elliott Carter's recent music, by Chip Michael) up at, with the archival ( and print (P.O. Box 2842 San Anselmo, CA 94960) versions soon to come. Then Harriet and I are out in the rain towards Raney Rock in Capell Valley (picture westbound last Sunday in decidedly fairer conditions) and beyond to the Napa vineyards and Calistoga, celebrating 53 years (kind early birthday greetings yesterday from our fine Music Theory class -- despite the quiz!) on the planet at

Bosko's Trattoria -- including pasta, meatballs, salad, bread, 27-cent champagne (celebrating their anniversary for the month of April), and a free wine flight and coffee (celebrating mine, etc.).

Gift opening includes Sorrel's present of the Chuck Close Philip Glass portrait ("Phil") on a t-shirt (interesting that it is signed only with the visual artist's name). The world's gift is


skies on the way home,

the traditional route

south on


west through Jameson Canyon,

then north, variantly on Abernathy in the viewshed of the shrouded

Twin Sister,


Gomer School,

and the plowed-field approach to Fairfield Vineyard Hill -- towards cake and ice cream. Sorrel checks in, and I call Bette and George to say thanks, with greetings here as well to Crystal. Do some final touch-up of the first-movement full score of Job: A Masque and post at Scribd and