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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6760 on: August 06, 2017, 05:56:58 AM »
The work this morning was (most appropriately) the Mass, Op.106.  The need to get the Lux Nova Press edition of the Gloria ready for purchase and use by Triad is the driver.  My default format choice is apt to be Letter, because that is what I print on.  But we need it to fit on octavo size, and the staff size should be 6mm . . . and to fit some of the systems with brief passages for solo voice, I had reduced the staff size to 5.5mm.  The final guiding factor is, the fewer the sheets we can fit onto, the better (keeping cost of production, and cost to the customer, down).  My initial go at bringing both page and staff size into compliance succeeded only in fitting the Gloria onto six sheets (23pp. of score).

The especially good news, though, is that given these guidelines, I have puttered with the layout of all the numbers of the Mass.  Not surprisingly, the Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus Dei all fit handsomely onto two sheets each.  The conversion of the Credo required quite a bit of management, mostly because of the variety of textures . . . like the Gloria (and I do not much see how this can be helped) it fits onto six sheets.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6761 on: August 06, 2017, 11:47:41 AM »
And, thus:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UUJnUqs1FkI" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/UUJnUqs1FkI</a>

Karl, your inbox is too full to allow new messages....

I just listened to this.  I detected a good piece of music, but the MIDI husk betrays you here: I thought I was listening much of the time to a grade C horror movie soundtrack.   ???

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6762 on: August 06, 2017, 11:50:12 AM »
Karl, your inbox is too full to allow new messages....

It's a result of my lapsed subscription!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6763 on: August 06, 2017, 11:51:11 AM »
And yes, this is a piece which will benefit exponentially from an actual performance!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6764 on: August 06, 2017, 11:56:27 AM »
It's a result of my lapsed subscription!

You can send, receive and delete messages.  At least, you ought to.  I let my subscription lapse a few months ago, yet my message box operates normally.


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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6765 on: August 06, 2017, 12:16:54 PM »
You can send, receive and delete messages.  At least, you ought to.  I let my subscription lapse a few months ago, yet my message box operates normally.

You are right, and probably I can afford to delete more messages than I have.  Chalk it up to a laziness which has only resulted in a problem because of the dead subscription.

(Presently creating a new Sibelius file of the Magnificat, Op.87 no. 7 . . . .)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6766 on: August 09, 2017, 08:38:04 AM »
Ensemble Aubade will play Oxygen Footprint in Weston VT on Sunday afternoon, 20 Aug.  The concert is at 4pm, which gives me ample time to drive home before my bedtime, and per Brian’s suggestion, to listen to the Sibelius Seventh while heading home through twilight over Vermont . . . .
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« Reply #6767 on: August 09, 2017, 01:56:51 PM »
Verdant Vibes sent an e-mail acknowledgement of my submission. “Notification of results will be sent no later than 9/1.”

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« Reply #6768 on: August 09, 2017, 04:40:33 PM »
My untutored/unorthodox disposition of the occasional solo voice line in the composer’s electronic MS. of the Gloria set my publisher something of a poser, so that he wished to research the typographic standard. There is apparently more than one approach, and he has opted for the Breitkopf rubric. We are, therefore, quite close to the launch of the Lux Nova Press imprint of the Gloria.

The overall plan is also for an edition of the full Mass Op.106.  A stitched octavo of that thickness, though, requires efficient outsourcing.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6769 on: August 18, 2017, 07:35:09 AM »
Best is always problematic, but I can list five favorites.

Viola Sonata
Symphony No.1 Op.143
Pachelbel's Loose Canon Op.133 No.1
De profundis, Op.78

Although still a work in progress, I have to include your ballet, White Nights.

Sarge

An old schoolmate, who has ever been probably the best trumpeter I have ever known, plays in a quintet, and they play in venues . . . so he has assured me that they will give my Sleepyheads, Wake Up! a reading.  I am therefore keen to wrap that up, but then, it’s back to the Nights !

This week I have had my publisher’s ear (he’s about to have many irons of his own in the fire) and we’ve got the Gloria ready for shipment to Triad.  My splitting out all soli lines for all four voices on the last page is part of the reason why, to avoid crowding, we had to go with a page size called “tall octavo,” 7" x 11" (rather than 7" x 10.5")  We are not anticipation rapid demand for the entire Mass, so—the immediate demand for an imprint of the Gloria fulfilled—we are faced with the mild puzzle of laying out all the other numbers of the Mass on tall octavo (which would necessitate outsourcing the finishing), or juggling the Gloria so that it fits to “octavo classic” 8) without crowding.

I have hopes of pitching the première of the Mass (in toto) to a choir on the North Shore, but at press time 0:) that seems to remain (as the Right Ordinary Horatio Jackson said) hot air & fantasy.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6770 on: August 18, 2017, 04:51:34 PM »

I have hopes of pitching the première of the Mass (in toto) to a choir on the North Shore, but at press time 0:) that seems to remain (as the Right Ordinary Horatio Jackson said) hot air & fantasy.

But...it should not be!   $:)   It is high time that more premieres be given of contemporary music, especially music by Karl Henning!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6771 on: August 19, 2017, 05:16:24 AM »
Greetings, —!

My name is Karl Henning (which, you will already have guessed . . . could not help but luxuriate in the redundancy).  Sine Nomine gave exquisite performances of my Passion, under Paul Cienniwa's direction, some years ago.

Would you consider "reviving" the piece for fresh performance?  It was (though I am the one who says it) very well received by both choir and audience.

Thanks for considering my impertinent request.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6772 on: August 19, 2017, 05:36:38 AM »
This came from re-reading an old, old GMG post, in fact.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6773 on: August 20, 2017, 04:33:57 AM »
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6774 on: August 20, 2017, 04:51:36 AM »
Henningmusick today in the Green Mountain State!

Oxygen Footprint

If you are traveling with non-musicians, make sure that your own mask is on first before helping them. Then get dancing.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6775 on: August 21, 2017, 09:09:16 AM »
Well, the news and the near-news is:  Ensemble Aubade played Oxygen Footprint again, and beautifully, yesterday afternoon.  I received a number of compliments from the audience directly, and the Ensemble’s manager reported that she received numerous compliments on my behalf.

More than a year has elapsed since Lux Nova sent a perusal copy of the St John Passion to a prominent choral conductor here in Boston;  I have just heard from him, and he generously called the music beautiful, and told me I was brave to write something so diatonic.  (Very nice of him, but I don’t feel brave or otherwise, not for that reason.)

My old trumpeter schoolmate is back from vacation and confirms receipt of the three quartets.

So I should set to finishing the quintet.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
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Boston MA
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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