Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 15 - Making a Search

Music from Ludwig van Beethoven's Fur Elise and Symphony No. 5 through Frederic Chopin's Preludes for the Historians; then Olivier Messian's modes and limited transposition and non-retrogradable rhythms for the Pianists + parallel chords in major and minor including examples from Giocomo Puccini's La Boheme, Igor Stravinsky's Petrushka, the Ben E. King / Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller Stand By Me, Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven, David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, and Mark Alburger's Mice and Men.

Home soon after, finishing the orchestration of Esther Xerxes: I. CORO - "Bring Queen Vashti" and beginning that of II. ARIOSO - "Why don't you make a search to find some young virgins?"

Why, indeed?

Also, birthday greetings going out to S.A.A. -- with much love.