Thursday, October 15, 2009

October 15 - All the Time in the World

Yet again two more pages of The Gospel According to St. Matthew: XX. The Coming Persecutions orchestrated, and finally get all the belated journals out -- not without cost -- which is a protracted stint at the local

P.O., where people are picking up their shadows from storage (a la Richard Brautigan's complicated banking problems), mailing tortoises, etc.

Quiz 9 for the Theoreticians follows hard apace, with examples drawn from Charles Ives's Serenity, Scott Joplin rags, Claude Debussy's Children's Corner and Preludes, and Igor Stravinsky's Firebird, Petrushka, and Rite of Spring, then coffee-less spaghetti-ful lunch al fresco

grading above (and again, all who have turned it in thus far are doing well)

by the ducks (including one who stands out with what is perhaps a head tumor -- interesting... distiction in deformity...)

across from the Music Building,

then another seeming eternity finishing the orchestration of

The Gospel According to St. Matthew

XX. The Coming Persecutions

(which shouldn't have taken long, since it's only a melding of Matthew lyrics with Animal Farm: XXVI. Wolves) and recording

For My Brother for My Brother

9. Names of Fabric

10. Heaven Help,

with Doug graciously assisting when a loop function is accidently and uselessly triggered.





it's a loop to U.C. Davis

Library to

consult the score of Ottorino Respighi's Pines of Rome, then

return through the




darkness to begin the composition of

for Orchestra (or Chamber Orchestra)
I. Torna a Piazza Torquato Tasso
II. Torna a Catacombe di San Gaudioso
III. Torna a Monti Lattari
IV. Torna a Via Appia

a tourist attraction of Respighi and the Ernesto De Curtis (October 4, 1875 - December 31, 1937) Torna a Surriento (1902), beginning with page 1 of the fourth movement.

Also incorporate the orchestration of John and Salome: IV. Are You the One as XXI. The Messengers in The Gospel According to St. Matthew, begin instrumentalization of the latter's XXII. Come Unto Me, 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: Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel...IV. Ragtime Intermezzo of Expulsion.