Thursday, September 24, 2009

September 24 - This Is Not a Test

Begin score and parts for Elijah Ghost: V and continue the orchestration (page 2) of Gospel Matthew: XVI. The Tax Collector, following with Quiz


for the

Theoreticians -- root-position triadic keyboard-style harmony, with examples drawn from Claudio Monteverdi, Carlo Gesualdo, Heinrich Schutz, Henry Purcell, Arcangelo Corelli, Antonio Vivaldi, and J.S. Bach -- adjacent to the pearly strains of

Randall Thompson's Alleluia from Brett Peppo's consumate choristers. There's time for paper-grading over spaghetti at the Student Union and Tritone Orchestra recordings of


XVIII. MOTET RAG "Hail, King of the Jews" (Alle, psallite - Alleluya)

XIX. DIMINUTION "As They Went Out"

XX. CHORALE PRELUDE . . . "And They Came to a Place Named Golgotha",

followed by a blast out of the hot, sunny Diablo-vista'd DVC faculty lot into the

chill, dark Richmond Hilltop Mall and

El Sobrante

Sikh Temple fog

(massacring the Coast Range's bright rays),

into the expectant hushed atmosphere (the clear skies about to be overshadowed by stratus) of Berkeley's Live Oak Theatre for the

dress rehearsal of Patrick Dailly's Solidarity -- the San Francisco Cabaret Opera premiere of which is just two days away. Finish EG V upon return.