Monday, February 23, 2009

February 23 - Enlightenment

Music of Thoinot Arbeau (1519-1595), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594), Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594), and Giorgio Mainerio (1535-1582) for the Enlighteners; followed by Claudio Monteverdi's L'Orfeo: Tu se' Morta sent the way of the Theoreticians; then back to St. Mary's to get a form and touch base with Marty Rokeach (they will perhaps have need of a Music Lit course next spring). After a brief jaunt on the Lafayette Moraga Trail from Las Heurtas north to close to the Elementary School, make the jump home in increasingly dramatic light,

past the stark Mothball Fleet,

Sulfur Springs Mountains,

Quarry and Benicia,

Chinese Wall,

Cordelia Junction,

and the ever-faithful North Lagoons to Harriet and another orchestrated page of Saul! Saul!: VII. O Fairest!