Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October 13 - Ice Tea, the Ideas We Think

The rain which through the gutters does sink, starts in the night and howls through the day (record precip for an October day in N Cal since 1962, with 5 inches in San Rafael and 10 in the Santa Cruz Mountains), even compromising the windows at

Elephant Bar,

grading papers and lingering over zebra-striped coffee, before the evening

Music Lit

class (from a Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D through Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, as we are shoehorned back in Room 127 for the night -- the Chorus Room is given over to a vernacular concert for the nonce). Before and after that, part of The Sting in Music Theory, plus Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Finale (last measures, a version in C) for dictation and keyboard harmony, fine student compositions, a return to EB with Doug and Owen for more LIIT, the orchestration of The Gospel According to St. Matthew: XX. The Coming Persecutions through page 4, and prepare for publication and do the visual libretto for

Sex and the Bible: The Opera (Part I)...from Quartet for the Beginning of Time...II. Vocalise for the Disobedience at the Beginning of Time.