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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6800 on: October 17, 2017, 07:18:45 AM »
Very close to settling on three dates for the revival of The Pit for October 2018.

Even closer, because both Bobbie & Dan have them inked in.  This is going to happen.

And both singers are all in for the new Scottish Play project for April.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6801 on: October 19, 2017, 10:23:27 AM »
Well, intrepid pianist Eric Mazonson has re-established contact;  one of the things he does these days is, he is the accompanist for the Master Singers of Lexington.  It is just possible that we may get together to play the Henning Op.136.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6802 on: October 24, 2017, 11:35:47 AM »
As promised, the rehearsal run-through of the Gloria at the 9.x.2017 Triad rehearsal.  A lot of work yet, of course, but there are virtues which do already shine.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6803 on: October 26, 2017, 01:15:59 AM »
Well, after rather an unwanted absence due to laryngitis, today I return to the Salt Mine.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6804 on: November 01, 2017, 05:04:38 AM »
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6805 on: November 01, 2017, 05:30:13 AM »
9th Anniversary

Damn the Industry! Full steam ahead.

I like your attitude. Keep on Truckin', Karl!

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6806 on: November 01, 2017, 05:37:35 AM »
Many thanks, sir!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6807 on: November 01, 2017, 12:15:23 PM »
Damn the Industry! Full steam ahead.

I like your attitude. Keep on Truckin', Karl!

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Amen!  0:)

It is  de blogeur   to read Karl's blog!   $:)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6808 on: November 02, 2017, 06:24:10 AM »
I don’t know about you, but I shall see three ships on Christmas Day . . . .

The 2/4 “Double” has a not-unbecoming, slight hint of Appalachian Spring about it.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6809 on: November 03, 2017, 09:48:21 AM »
As promised, the rehearsal run-through of the Gloria at the 9.x.2017 Triad rehearsal.  A lot of work yet, of course, but there are virtues which do already shine.

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

It does indeed shine. I like the ostinati and those marvellous chords of 4ths.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6810 on: November 03, 2017, 09:53:34 AM »
Thanks!  Another rehearsal tomorrow night.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6811 on: November 07, 2017, 10:13:27 AM »
And again, last night.  Given that we have a Preview Performance this Sunday, and then another Monday evening rehearsal, before the concerts proper, I am content with where the Gloria is as of last night.  I think the “stress test” of singing it for an audience this Sunday will be highly beneficial.

The larger of the pieces which I am conducting, Charles Turner’s Salve Regina, pulled together nicely last night.

Separately, my dear friend, percussionist Olivia Kieffer has a video project in the offing.  She has a set of 55 brief toy piano pieces, The Texture of Activity, and she sent one piece each out to friends, for video realization, and then she is going to publish the compilation video in December.  I have a friend’s video camera borrowed (still) from the October King’s Chapel concert, and I had planned to make use of it for Olivia’s project . . . and I finally acted on this plan, this Sunday past.  I played seven full takes (the piece is only about a minute long), and although the final take is not perfect, it was clearly the strongest.  I think I may furnish a review vid of my contribution here in the HQ later this week.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6812 on: November 08, 2017, 01:55:03 AM »
As promised:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Ehy8k3cRLXM" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Ehy8k3cRLXM</a>
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6813 on: November 08, 2017, 05:18:47 AM »
A Clockwork Clarinet!  Great fun!   8)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6814 on: November 08, 2017, 05:21:42 AM »
Made my brother smile this morning, too.  I think that may be what it is all about . . . .
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6815 on: November 08, 2017, 06:24:07 AM »
A local outfit, Juventas, has a call for scores for voice-plus, looking for an art song or chamber work related to themes of hope and resiliency.  I have gone ahead and submitted The Mystic Trumpeter.  I do not normally respond to a call for scores requiring a fee . . . but since it is a local outfit, and the fee is only $10, I decided to make an exception.


Not sure just when we shall learn whether that $10 was a sound investment.  The deadline for the call is 7 Dec.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6816 on: November 11, 2017, 08:29:50 AM »
I'm not saying that this was inevitable.  But it has been in the back of my mind for quite some time.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/3Oz5PbcpghY" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/3Oz5PbcpghY</a>
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6817 on: November 11, 2017, 02:11:58 PM »
At last, you might say (and yes—I ought to get all the numbers from the Game of Tones program uploaded).

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/PukHe2RswrY" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/PukHe2RswrY</a>

Next time, I'll get this tightened up.
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6818 on: November 11, 2017, 02:34:58 PM »
At last, you might say (and yes—I ought to get all the numbers from the Game of Tones program uploaded).

...

Next time, I'll get this tightened up.

I gave this a thumbs up on YouTube. The lack of direct mic'ing in the recording makes it difficult to grasp some of the rhythms in the denser sections but I thought it was good nonetheless!

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #6819 on: November 11, 2017, 02:48:09 PM »
I gave this a thumbs up on YouTube. The lack of direct mic'ing in the recording makes it difficult to grasp some of the rhythms in the denser sections but I thought it was good nonetheless!
Many thanks!

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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot