Tuesday, December 8, 2009

December 8 - Winter Express with Palms

Orchestrate the first system of The Gospel According to St. Matthew: XXXIX. The Cross (Qui Vult Venire) towards the second day snows of Diablo and the Concord Range for more delightful student teaching, now from

Lisa and Amanda (here with Joe) on

Albert Hague's

You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch, for dictation/sight-singing --

C (melodic minor):

Me Fa Sol Do Me Sol Fa
Me Fa Sol Do La La Ti
Sol So Do Te Le Sol Le Fa
Fa Fa Te Le Sol Fa Sol
Me Re Do Do

-- and harmony, with nice passiing basses, two Gsus7's (one with a non-traditional resolution) and an evocation of a deceptive cadence temporarily to bVI.

Dan's also up with another nice piece (here with Stuart), then off,

on a continuing chilly day, to pick up a new memory card for the Fuji, and a return home to collect quizzes past the

Mothball Fleet,


Wooded Peak,

Chinese Wall, Dinosaur Ridge,

Twin Sisters, Rockville Hills,

Vaca Mountains,

Fairfield Pyramids,

Poverty Hills,

and Lagoon


Evening class (before which, a chat with David Chavez and Lo re composition in general and Gospel Matthew: Get Thee Behind Me, Satan in particular) backtracks a bit to Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, then fast forwards through John Adams, The Police, Mark Alburger, Tan Dun, Erling Wold,

to Ryan Ross of Panic at the Disco. Out late with Doug and Owen, then an even later lights out home.