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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6500 on: March 11, 2017, 05:39:26 AM »
Oh, thanks for the reminder!  I must send a notice to the Boston Music Intelligencer.

Done.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6501 on: March 11, 2017, 05:42:10 AM »
I did hear from another conductor (as yet only the second of the lot to whom I have sent it 'round) yesterday, who has a concert coming up this week, and he will look at the Symphony afterward.

Well, I did hear from another conductor about the piece;  he's a chap who does not presently have a band to lead, but whose opinion I value.  He has made me welcome to reach out to two of his colleagues, so I must proof the re-flowed score, and then . . . we shall see, again.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6502 on: March 13, 2017, 03:59:29 AM »
And with a nod of thanks to arpeggio, I've sent some band/wind chamber scores to a director for consideration.


Triad rehearsal tonight;  and after the snows, I've been engaged to substitute to lead a sectional rehearsal for another church choir on Wednesday evening.  And then, Thursday we rehearse The k a rl h e nn i ng Ensemble some more.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6503 on: March 13, 2017, 04:02:10 AM »
And with a nod of thanks to arpeggio, I've sent some band/wind chamber scores to a director for consideration.


Triad rehearsal tonight;  and after the snows, I've been engaged to substitute to lead a sectional rehearsal for another church choir on Wednesday evening.  And then, Thursday we rehearse The k a rl h e nn i ng Ensemble some more.

Congrats, Karl!

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6504 on: March 13, 2017, 04:11:33 AM »
Thanks, Greg!  Proofing the 98-pp. score of the Symphony, so that I can send (a) refreshed Sibelius files to Lux Nova, and (b) the PDF score to a couple of conductors to review.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6505 on: March 13, 2017, 09:59:07 AM »
Had a wild dream last night that I visited Zappa at his home.  Not his home as it really was, but a cozy two-story house as one might find outside of Bennington, Vermont.  Red house.  We spent hours (as it seemed in the dream) talking about music.  When I say it was a wild dream, I mean in how perfectly ordinary and at-home the visit was.

Saturday night I had dreamt that an orchestra conductor want to do my symphony.

So, for whatever reason, I have had a surfeit of pleasant, and musical, dreams lately.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6506 on: March 14, 2017, 09:40:04 AM »
Oh, thanks for the reminder!  I must send a notice to the Boston Music Intelligencer.  They won't send anyone;  but I don't want the reason that they don't cover another of my concerts to be, that they were not aware.

Well, whatever else, they've sent a message acknowledging my listing.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6507 on: March 16, 2017, 10:25:11 AM »
Well, a "mid-profile" choral organization is searching for a new music director;  I wrote for details of applying.  On balance, I am of the opinion that it is a position I could probably fill, in musical terms;  however, I lack the résumé elements which they will require, in order to consider me a serious candidate.  It is perhaps not so very different from the times when I find a music teaching opening, but because I have no track record working in academia, I am a non-starter.  Of course, it is not as if I were flipping burgers at a White Castle.  Nevertheless, there may be no realistic prospect for me to earn a living in any way, other than in a musically underutilized capacity.  It really only stings when I think that I could earn more, teaching music, for instance.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6508 on: March 16, 2017, 12:19:55 PM »
Well, a "mid-profile" choral organization is searching for a new music director;  I wrote for details of applying.  On balance, I am of the opinion that it is a position I could probably fill, in musical terms;  however, I lack the résumé elements which they will require, in order to consider me a serious candidate.  It is perhaps not so very different from the times when I find a music teaching opening, but because I have no track record working in academia, I am a non-starter.  Of course, it is not as if I were flipping burgers at a White Castle.  Nevertheless, there may be no realistic prospect for me to earn a living in any way, other than in a musically underutilized capacity.  It really only stings when I think that I could earn more, teaching music, for instance.

Oh for the good old days, when a handful of compositions was enough to make you the head of The Saint Petersburg Conservatory, even though you had no experience in academia, were only 27, and had been privately tutored by Balakirev, who found academia stultifying! 8)   ;)

Maybe being in the Russian Navy helped? $:)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6509 on: March 16, 2017, 12:21:42 PM »
I could try!  8)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6510 on: March 17, 2017, 11:28:19 AM »
Good rehearsal last night;  the concert a week from tonight should be mighty good.  There should be a video document (after all, the artists are creating work on the spot).

Do still need to arrange a rehearsal with Thos.  He is an elusive chap.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6511 on: March 17, 2017, 04:22:04 PM »
Okay: rehearsing Zen on the Wing with Peter Sunday, and just what everyone was expecting with Thos before the Triad rehearsal Monday evening.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6512 on: March 19, 2017, 03:00:29 PM »
Okay: rehearsing Zen on the Wing with Peter Sunday [....]

Excellent rehearsal.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6513 on: March 21, 2017, 03:52:51 AM »
Well, and (at the risk of sounding repetitive) excellent rehearsal of just what everyone was expecting with Thos yester evening.  Which is to say, we pretty much just ran the piece 4 or 5 times.  The first or second time, we stopped at one or two places where we had fallen apart, to reset and repair;  but the nature of the piece (the two of us mostly wildly independent, but on the same track, occasionally realigning at key points) is such that there was little point in trying to single out any one or two passages for practice, but just needed to sail through it a few times.  The piece is a lot of fun to play, and will be the perfect foil after both Oxygen Footprint and Zen on the Wing.

Tonight I have off (although I need to get some handbell music ready for rehearsal after church Sunday).  Tomorrow is the last rehearsal with “the band” for Mistaken for the Sacred and Sound + Sight;  church choir rehearsal Thursday night;  and then, the concert on Friday.  Thos and I will run just what everyone was expecting once at 6:30 Friday;  I expect we'll want to try a couple of bits with the fixed media, to get a sense of how things feel in the space.  And then, it's just going to be a cracking show.
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« Reply #6514 on: March 21, 2017, 12:13:54 PM »
I had ... an idea for my handbell choir, but it depended on my turning up the score for the Requiem Canticles. Which I haven't.

So I may just adapt an earlier handbell choir piece of mine own.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6515 on: March 21, 2017, 12:16:30 PM »
I had ... an idea for my handbell choir, but it depended on my turning up the score for the Requiem Canticles. Which I haven't.

So I may just adapt an earlier handbell choir piece of mine own.

If you sign up for an account at Boosey and Hawkes' website, you can look at it all you like:
http://www.boosey.com/cr/perusals/score.asp?id=10618

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6516 on: March 21, 2017, 12:17:56 PM »
If you sign up for an account at Boosey and Hawkes' website, you can look at it all you like:
http://www.boosey.com/cr/perusals/score.asp?id=10618

Hm, you're right, at that. And I did set up an account. Now, where did I make note of my creds?...

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« Reply #6517 on: March 22, 2017, 04:45:57 PM »
Excellent rehearsal.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6518 on: March 23, 2017, 04:24:44 AM »
Last night's k a rl h e nn i ng Ensemble rehearsal found both Mistaken for the Sacred and Sound + Sight in complete readiness for tomorrow;  not any surprise for Sound + Sight, as this will be our fourth (!) public performance.  The three rehearsals we have had for Mistaken for the Sacred may well seem something of a crash course . . . there is enough similarity to the numbers in Sound + Sight that it proved easy to learn, as well as a sufficiently distinct character that the first rehearsal took some “warming into” the piece.

Before the full group had gathered, Peter & I rehearsed Zen on the Wing;  it is a piece we have played more than once in the past, so it is most agreeable, both to find that the music does not require much rehearsal, and that we both thing well of it.

Peter reported that the Ensemble Aubade rehearsal of Oxygen Footprint earlier in the day went very well.

As mentioned earlier, Thos & I had a blast reading through just what everyone was expecting Monday;  we’ll give it a final pre-concert run-through at 6:15 tomorrow.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6519 on: March 24, 2017, 05:07:07 AM »
Oh, thanks for the reminder!  I must send a notice to the Boston Music Intelligencer.  They won't send anyone;  but I don't want the reason that they don't cover another of my concerts to be, that they were not aware.


 ::)

Those swine did not list my concert on their calendar.
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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