Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April 27 - Bar Lines and Measure Numbers

Up at a brutally early hour, and out in the rain for St. Mary's with a full class, Rebecca in attendance, distributing the SF Symphony tickets for this April 30, presenting the Igor Stravinsky Rite of Spring in its Walt Disney Fantasia incarnation, backtracking to a bit of historical context from the Renaissance through Romantic periods, reading through the first-movement full scores of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and Robert Schumann's 4, ending almost where we started with Stravinsky's Firebird, Petrushka, and Rite excerpts. Off to Diablo Valley for Terry Riley In C as sight-singing, Roger Waters's Shine On You Crazy Diamond: III re board-harmony, and engaging student compositions. After lingering with Chris and Jorge make the jump to Elephant Bar, grading evening class's quizzes of last week, then

return for Music Literature from Stravinsky Song of the Nightingale through Henry Cowell's The Banshee (with some Dixieland and Swing on the way), looking towards

next week's


Late night

BJs Grill with Owen and Doug and company,

returning to the impossibility of beginning orchestration for Creation: III, continued composition of Vespers: VII., and Pierrot ensemble parts for Job: VII.