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,

Poverty Hills,

Lagoon and

North Lagoon Mountains, beginning to orchestrate IV. Nebuchadnezzar's Second Dream.