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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7740 on: February 21, 2019, 09:05:43 AM »
Way to go, Karl !  :)

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7741 on: February 21, 2019, 09:08:49 AM »
Not exactly momentous, but I did some composing today, a short bagatelle for toy piano called Penny Candy.  I went"old school, " ...with a mechanical pencil ...and a pad of manuscript paper provided by my dear friend Peter Bloom.
It's for a call posted by my old friend David Bohn for toy piano pieces of 100 notes or fewer, thus it was a good occasion to break the compositional ice.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7742 on: February 21, 2019, 09:11:48 AM »
Not exactly momentous, but I did some composing today, a short bagatelle for toy piano called Penny Candy.  I went"old school, " ...with a mechanical pencil ...and a pad of manuscript paper provided by my dear friend Peter Bloom.
It's for a call posted by my old friend David Bohn for toy piano pieces of 100 notes or fewer, thus it was a good occasion to break the compositional ice.
Congratulations!
Now, if you could ditch the pencil and replace it with a feather, you can say you now compose exactly how Bach used to!
Do what I must do, and let what must happen happen.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7743 on: February 23, 2019, 07:57:29 AM »
Today, I'll start working on paper, on a piece I've been thinking about the past few days a tro for two flutes and horn for the King's Chapel concert in May, thinking of calling the piece Swiss Skis.
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« Reply #7744 on: February 23, 2019, 11:40:07 AM »
I did some composing today, a short bagatelle for toy piano called Penny Candy.  I went"old school, "

Well, it's precisely in such moments that "old school" proves its real worth. Keep such bagatelles coming up. Karl!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7745 on: February 23, 2019, 09:48:10 PM »
Great to see your progress is going well, Karl. 8)
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« Reply #7746 on: February 24, 2019, 11:40:33 AM »
... thinking of calling the piece Swiss Skis.

Will Whiz Keys be involved?   Many Scotsmen would like to know!   ;)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7747 on: February 24, 2019, 02:40:34 PM »
I started writing the trio today, or, rather, started work on paper, the ideas were stirring in my inner ear for the past couple of days
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7748 on: February 25, 2019, 08:16:12 PM »
I enjoyed attending tonight's Triad rehearsal I sat apart in a pew, following along, and often directly singing along, I do need to get back into practice, but I am starting to wonder if I may be able to sing in the May concerts. Our tanks are much augmented, the group is now 20 strong, and sounds better than ever, it was richly gratifying to hear them read my Alleluia in A-flat. But it is all a really strong program
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7749 on: February 26, 2019, 07:42:40 AM »
Good OT this morning, I'm afraid this is repetitive, but we've made some slight progress both with cooperation in the fingers, and with extension of the elbow. But of course, this is good news, both that there is steady progress, and that it is perceptible.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7750 on: February 26, 2019, 08:34:27 AM »
Great to hear!

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7751 on: February 26, 2019, 06:45:25 PM »
Good work. Keep going.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7752 on: February 27, 2019, 06:19:48 AM »
Thanks, friends!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7753 on: February 27, 2019, 07:44:25 AM »
Not repetitive at all, this is great!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7754 on: February 27, 2019, 08:05:59 AM »
Great to hear!

Yes, and it is also great, that we have got our good old Karl back into the forum.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7755 on: February 27, 2019, 09:34:49 AM »
Thank you!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7756 on: February 27, 2019, 06:44:35 PM »
My first composition since the event:


Penny Candy combines a narrow simplicity of pitch material with a simple-but-unfettered rhythmic narrative, in the hope that the result is perhaps naive but engaging.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7757 on: February 27, 2019, 06:49:04 PM »
Cheers, Karl! Great to hear such encouraging news about your recuperation and rehabilitation. Let the Henningmusick commence!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7758 on: February 27, 2019, 06:51:30 PM »
My first composition since the event:


Penny Candy combines a narrow simplicity of pitch material with a simple-but-unfettered rhythmic narrative, in the hope that the result is perhaps naive but engaging.

Bravo, sir, bravo!

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7759 on: February 27, 2019, 08:50:42 PM »
My first composition since the event:


Penny Candy combines a narrow simplicity of pitch material with a simple-but-unfettered rhythmic narrative, in the hope that the result is perhaps naive but engaging.

Great to see Henningsmusick back in swing again! 8)
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