Thursday, December 31, 2009
Bassoon parts of Pini di Surriento and Salome Suite generated, The Gospel According to St. Matthew: L. The Last Judgement / The Annointment orchestrated, Journals mailed, up and out with Harriet down the 680 corridor,
past Mt. Diablo's
towards Sunol's Maguire Peaks,
delivering a transcript to LaVerne's in Fremont, near Mission and Monument, then farther
south through greater San Jose to
Route 152 beyond Gilroy
the setting sun of
San Luis Reservoir
Central Valley, continuing to
lower latitudes near Vasquez Rocks to the
Harris Ranch for dinner
and overnight. Happy New...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Harriet again out (this time on a job), and the clarinet parts happen for Pini di Surriento and Salome Suite as well as the orchestration of San Timoteo Canyontata: I and Gospel Matthew: XLVIII. Sleepers, Awake!
Big trip is merely to the post office for stamps then back, with Harriet's return, a classic holiday dinner, and instrumentalizing Gospel Matthew: XLIX. The Three Servants.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Harriet's visiting Sharon in San Francisco, while the oboe parts for Pini di Surriento and Salome Suite and orchestration of The Gospel According to St. Matthew: XLVI. The Great Commandment are produced. Blitz to Berkely to up the January 2010 (plus October 2005 back) issue(s) of 21st-Century Music, dropping off Sex and the Bible score and CD to William and disk to Nanette, both in Oakland.
Diablo Valley Tritone Orchestra recording is next -- specifically
Pini di Surriento:
IV. Torna a Via Appia
The Gospel According to St. Matthew:
XLIV. The Temple
XLV. The Tenants in the Vineyard
Then home, rendezvousing with Harriet, composing Psalm 147, and orchestrating Gospel Matthew: XLVII. Jerusalem (Lauda Jerusalem).
Monday, December 28, 2009
Begin score preparation and produce the flute parts for Pini di Surriento and Salome Suite, plus orchestrate The Gospel According to St. Matthew:
XLV. The Tenants in the Vineyard.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
rendezvous with Crystal and Christina and Harriet for lunch at The Dead Fish (near the Carquinez Bridge) in Crocket. An enlightening, joyous, and lovely time -- and too soon we must depart
further south for another holiday get-together with
Eliza and company at Chamber Arts in Berkeley. Another whirlwind day, and home to complete the orchestration of
The Gospel According to St. Matthew: XLIV. The Temple (through page 16).
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Up relatively early for a walk
up Merced River Canyon between the
mists of the rising
After gift -openings and -shop purchases,
Harriet and I meander off to El
Portal and beyond to the
Arch Rock entrance of
Yosemite where a roughly
two thousand foot elevational change and
granite make for
welcomed in by
El Capitan and
Bridalveil Falls (or "Fall" depending on the map source).
Up Valley, with all the classic sights including Sentinel Rock,
Yosemite Falls, and
Half Dome, to the
never-see-sun-in-winter Curry Ice Rink, past
Stoneman Meadow unto the
the head of Tenaya Canyon at the Stables and back, with
Lunch at the
Bar is followed by a stroll around to
the Dining Room (with its Kandinsky-alluding
Maitre'd -- in response to an "abstract" question) and the
nookish fireplace, and
and Winter Club Rooms.
After a second brisk Ahwahnee Meadows walk to recollect the car, we reverse course past
Cathedral Spires and
Bridalveil to the
El Portal and
Big Oak Flat Roads, with one more
Valley View before the deep snows of
Crane Flat, as the miles unfold parallel to
Tuolumne Canyon and Jawbone Ridge.
At Priest Station, the
sun give out, orb and car plummeting opposite the
Light and slope fade
near the cliffs of
with the multiply-setting-Little-Prince sol finally giving it up
for the evening.