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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6600 on: May 07, 2017, 09:22:13 AM »
The HTUMC Handbell Choir rehearsed my arrangement of America the Beautiful for the first time this morning;  we'll play it as part of the service 21 May.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6601 on: May 07, 2017, 01:45:26 PM »
Well, the duoKYaria call...

The name reminded me of the word eukaryote8)



Sorry! 0:)

The HTUMC Handbell Choir rehearsed my arrangement of America the Beautiful for the first time this morning;  we'll play it as part of the service 21 May.

Our church has already stored away the handbells and tables!  ??? :-[
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« Reply #6602 on: May 07, 2017, 02:54:41 PM »
My ringers want to continue, even though the choir's last Sunday is Pentecost. So, we'll ring again, perhaps the last Sunday in June.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6603 on: May 09, 2017, 04:15:29 PM »
And, because it was about time I continued on the fourth movement:

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6604 on: May 10, 2017, 08:42:31 AM »
And, because it was about time I continued on the fourth movement:

Check out this movement!  For those who can read music well, you will note the spirit of Charles Ives  0:) hovering over Karl's shoulder, not in the sense of a collage, but in that a certain buoyant jazzy happiness inhabits opening, and then a similar delight is heard in the dance-like Easy March.

For those who know Karl's work, they will recognize that this music is in the Henning style, and not an imitation of Mr. Ives by any means.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6605 on: May 10, 2017, 09:11:48 AM »
Thank you!

It occurred to me that perhaps the third movement is not in fact done.  I was checking my “scheduled timing” for the fourth movement (as this continues chuffing along), and lo! I find that I had planned on that movement running 150 seconds, but it stops well short of that in its latest form.

Must I really write out more of the movement?  Is it all right as it is?

One practical matter which has hovered around the back of my mind is, if the fourth movement is to follow the third attacca, how do I manage the clarinetist’s page turn?  So, I have written some more of the third movement, and given the clarinetist two or three measures’ rest (an entirely easy matter, now that the movement is accompanied, and not flat-out clarinet solo).

I have the evening off, so it is no great stretch to hope that I can both sort out the refreshed third movement, and carry on with the fourth.

I’ve also been re-reading “The Mysterious Stranger,” since that is what I seem to have decided that the fifth movement is “about.”   8)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6606 on: May 10, 2017, 02:52:51 PM »
The new 3rd movement, which does not seem to me at all “dragged out.”
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6607 on: May 11, 2017, 01:12:34 AM »
There is a chance (a good chance, I think, but I’ll still call it – a chance) that my modestly jazzy arrangement of I Want Jesus to Walk With Me will at last see a performance:  by the Worcester, MA.-based group Diamonds From the Dust on their 3 June concert.

It is official!

​"Canticum Novum"
Saturday, June 3 2017
7:30pm - Free Admission
Trinity Lutheran Church
73 Lancaster St, Worcester, MA 01609
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6608 on: May 12, 2017, 06:13:07 AM »
My arrangement of Star of the East from The Southern Harmony is starting to float around . . . .
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6609 on: May 12, 2017, 11:09:47 AM »
Xylophone's-eye view:



Well, I’ve been invited back, for a Pops concert on 9 June.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6610 on: May 13, 2017, 05:27:49 AM »
I think a monster may have been released.

On May the 2nd, I reduced the accompanying ensemble for Things Like Bliss for harp.  Today, to celebrate the return of my friend and colleague, Peter H. Bloom from France, I adapted the piece for flute & harp.  And also for cello and piano.

That's eight versions or scorings of Things Like Bliss.  The piece has yet to be performed for an audience.  But now there are many, many options.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6611 on: May 17, 2017, 01:59:31 AM »
current [version at the time of the Clarinet Sonata fourth movement]
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« Reply #6612 on: May 17, 2017, 12:44:14 PM »
Although I'm not sure that the piece will be practical for his orchestra (so that this may be more moral support than possible programming) one of the conductors to whom I've sent the Symphony wrote today to report that he likes it. We'll get together to discuss the piece over a cup of coffee, on Pentecost.

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« Reply #6613 on: May 17, 2017, 12:49:02 PM »
Of course, it is great good news when I find a respected fellow musician who likes my work. So it's a win, no matter what.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6614 on: May 17, 2017, 12:50:45 PM »
Although I'm not sure that the piece will be practical for his orchestra (so that this may be more moral support than possible programming) one of the conductors to whom I've sent the Symphony wrote today to report that he likes it. We'll get together to discuss the piece over a cup of coffee, on Pentecost.

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Sounds like a plan!  8)


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« Reply #6615 on: May 17, 2017, 12:52:24 PM »
Cheers!

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6616 on: May 17, 2017, 01:17:15 PM »
Well, I’ve been invited back, for a Pops concert on 9 June.

Clarinetist makes good...as a percussionist  ;) Seriously, congrats. Obviously a job well done.

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« Reply #6617 on: May 17, 2017, 02:45:09 PM »
Thank you, kind sir!

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6618 on: May 18, 2017, 04:03:05 AM »
Still only MIDI, of course, but revisiting it all the same.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6619 on: May 20, 2017, 10:57:02 AM »
The first 9 measures of this, I had actually composed on 3 January.  Had not touched it again until today, and it is done.


Since it is unison choir, I have also added a flute obbligato to make it suitable as a mezzo solo setting for friends of mine who are performing a concert tonight.  (No, they won't perform this.  Not tonight, anyway.)
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