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
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
THE PASSION ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW, Op. 55
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
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.