Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April 20 - Parenthically between Earth and Sky

The early shift to St. Mary's up

Geary towards

Acalanes and

Briones Ridges, for a whistlestop tour of Renaissance and Baroque music, focussing on Josquin des Pres's El Grillo and G.F. Handel's Messiah: Hallelujah, with a bit of Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons, intervals, bass clef, and a late medieval recap of Guillaume de Machaut's Notre Dame Mass: Kyrie at the front end.

Mid-day Diablo

Valley College crew gets Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms: II for dictation and board harmony, and major progress is made, working in teams at the board, with close inspection.





El Torrito,


class (just a few above at the 11th [or rather, 10th] hour for make-up quizzes) from Jan Sibelius to Igor Stravinsky's Russian period, looking ahead to next week's

quiz (including that unmarked Whole-Tone Scale), bistro happening with Doug and Owen, and return for page 3 of Creation: II orchestration and beginning composition of Vespers: VI (a self-trope of previous setting of Psalm 121 [Vulgate = 122 King James]).