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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6920 on: April 10, 2018, 04:28:22 AM »
Good Triad rehearsal last night.  We are singing two of Thomas Stumpf’s pieces.  The new one, Child, is motivically tightly wound, and because of the pitch-classes of some of the answers, is a challenging sing.  We made good progress on it last night, and I expect that it will settle into our ears – per the following.  The other of Thomas’ pieces, Each and All, I remember being a challenge to put together, back when we were preparing our very first concert.  Last night, however – probably thanks to those efforts long ago to learn it, and subsequent “digestion” – it felt almost easy to sing.

One excellent bit of news to greet me yesterday is, that Thomas is also conducting the Agnus Dei (he did so beautiful a job with Nuhro).  In last night’s rehearsal, he concentrated on just the first two pages (and well done).  I did set the tape (or ‘tape’) running . . . will check to see if there’s a passage worth sharing (or if I should just wait until next week – or so).
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6921 on: April 10, 2018, 02:04:51 PM »
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6922 on: April 12, 2018, 05:40:28 AM »
In just a few days more:
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6923 on: April 12, 2018, 07:41:41 AM »
I will try to get my niece at Berklee to attend: maybe she can bring along some of her fellow music students.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6924 on: April 12, 2018, 07:57:17 AM »
Great!
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Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6925 on: April 14, 2018, 05:23:06 PM »
Well, there were antiquities throughout the program, and antiquities throughout the audience ....

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6926 on: April 17, 2018, 01:53:22 AM »
Today is Minerva Road day.
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« Reply #6927 on: April 17, 2018, 01:04:32 PM »
At a guess, 30-40 in the audience, which is nice. The whole concert carried, the flow of the program was felicitous, many folks came to us afterward to say how engaging the entire concert was. We recorded both audio and video.  Both guest composers were pleased (and we had a genial lunch at the Milk St Cafë afterwards). Pam (the hornist, and "fourth composer") was happy, too, which I was especially glad of ... she wrote last night with the solemn news that her mother passed away. On one hand, Pam was an amazing trooper, to come in anyway; on t'other, she stood in need of good vibes, and the concert provided them, and in plenty.

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Boston MA
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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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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6928 on: April 17, 2018, 01:07:42 PM »
At a guess, 30-40 in the audience, which is nice. The whole concert carried, the flow of the program was felicitous, many folks came to us afterward to say how engaging the entire concert was. We recorded both audio and video.  Both guest composers were pleased (and we had a genial lunch at the Milk St Cafë afterwards). Pam (the hornist, and "fourth composer") was happy, too, which I was especially glad of ... she wrote last night with the solemn news that her mother passed away. On one hand, Pam was an amazing trooper, to come in anyway; on t'other, she stood in need of good vibes, and the concert provided them, and in plenty.

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Very nice news!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6929 on: April 18, 2018, 05:01:20 AM »
This morning, refreshed and rested from yesterday’s concert and subsequent activities, I drew up a bagatelle for my handbell choir at church.  This demo is in other tones.  My idea was four players striking bells with mallets (and an optional hand drum);  but I imagine the piece would work fine, with six players ringing it.

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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6930 on: Today at 06:50:23 AM »
In action.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[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