Thursday, June 25, 2009
June 25 - A Morning and an Evening
End of the first week of summer school, with fog over the Sulfur Springs Mountains above Long Barn and the Chinese Wall along I-680, Music History from
Yoruba (c. 300 BC) talking drums to
the evolving liturgy around the time of St. Benedict (c. AD 480-547),
first piano quiz of C major scale up-and-down while saying-or-singing solfege, Lowell Mason's
Mary Had a Little Lamb in finger numbers, and a piece of each student's own choice (which included a fair number of Amazing Graces,
Carl Orff Carmina Burana: O Fortuna melodies, several original compositions, and a
Philip Glass Music in Contrary Motion excerpt).
Frappuccino in the lab, plus finishing up the orchestration of
The Opera of Daniel: III. The Fiery Furnace
and recording same, returning in the late afternoon / early evening sun past the Fairfield Pyramids,
North Lagoon Mountains, beginning to orchestrate IV. Nebuchadnezzar's Second Dream.