Sunday, October 31, 2010
Not many trick-or-treaters in our neighorhood (indeed, none, typically), but a third edited page of Psalm 36 and 21st-Century Music work before heading out in the late cloud-tossed afternoon towards Napa and
Sonoma for a
connective walk between
Charlie Brown Cutting Horses and the
Roberts Road final bend straightaway, part of a series of walks from the California Coast to the Nevada border.
the intelligent cows and general
evening for two more Cats, Dogs, and Divas studio-recording videos:
II. Long Time and
III. Between Depression.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Finish the print version of the belated September 2010 21st-Century Music, at take to printer -- but before the latter, it's time for the first rehearsal (assisted for the first time by YouTube clips from the previous production) of the Job: A Masque revival (November 13, SF Community Music Center), with
Maria Mikheyenko - Satan / Zophar the Naamathite / Servant IV
Marilyn Pratt - Job
Heather Klein - Elihu / Servant I
Harriet March Page - God / Bildad the Shuhite
Suzanna Mizell - Eliphaz the Temanite / Servant II
Kate Bautch - Job's Wife / Servant III
-- a talented team indeed!
Home with Harriet thereafter in the violent late-afternoon light,
dinner and a movie (Billy Wilder's Witness for the Prosecution, 1957), then late-night shenanigans including work on the November and December issues of 21st-Century Music (embedding a nice Dmitri Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3 excerpt, among other endeavors), catching up with Brian Gibson on Facebook and Howling Chip on YouTube, producing a second edited page of Psalm 36, and the videos du noire as
Embedded Inventions: XV. Hemiola and
Cats, Dogs, and Divas: I. Introduction (Film)
Friday, October 29, 2010
Harriet out on an all-day job and more, while the labours at home include fininishing the edits for Psalm 35 "Strive with Them" (through page 8), plus videos for Embedded Inventions: XIII. Stravinsky and
XIV. Cha-Cha. Also work on the November and December 2010 issues of 21st-Century Music, embedding video and providing author links (the latter for the first time), and begin editing Psalm 36.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Another edited page (4) of Psalm 35, a late missive a la mere, and Quiz 11 for the Theoreticians -- with musical examples drawn from Duke Ellington, Olivier Messiaen, Bela Bartok, John Cage, Jester Hairston, and Richards Rodgers and Berry. Beeline home
thereafter for videos re
Embedded Inventions: XI. Terminal and
XII. Shimmer Henry.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
For the day's accounting: videos of Embedded Inventions: IX. Lurch and
X. Joy; third page edited for Psalm 35; the discovery of an Alban Berg Wozzeck film on YouTube, and the rest of the Richard Rodgers Do-Re-Mi song for the Theoreticians. More paper grading and Elephant Barring, then the
History of Rock class with more
60's and beyond next week.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The day's endeavors include videos for Embedded Inventions: VII. Cascade and
VIII. Beethoven and Mahler, a second edited page of Psalm 35, and a belated postal greeting to the patient Steve Adams. Theory gets a quintuple dose of videos: Deploration Passacaglias: Couperin, Bach, and Handel -- plus the 12-tone fugato that is part of Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story: Cool and Richard Rodgers's The Sound of Music: Do-Re-Mi for dictation/keyboard-solfege. Paper grading at Elephant Bar and beyond, then Music Literature class from Franz Liszt to John Philip Sousa, looking ahead to the
Monday, October 25, 2010
Do the day's videos (Embedded Inventions: VI. Beguine and
V. Chromasyncop), begin editing Psalm 35, and mail out the MTNA Composition Competitions material -- before the
blastoff to DVC for Duke Ellington's Concerto for Cootie as dictation and board harmony.
Home thereafter, via a financial stop, to embed more videos on the Music History blog in preparation for the evening classes.