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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7820 on: May 06, 2019, 05:43:34 PM »
Tonight was the Triad dress rehearsal. Of course, I am not sure yet in condition either to sing in, or to conduct the group, so I was there simply to enjoy listening. The Alleluia in A-flat, Op.33 is sounding exquisite, and It Might Happen Today came into delightfully sharp focus at last tonight. I am enormously pleased.

You might say It Did Happen Today.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7821 on: May 09, 2019, 09:17:59 AM »
Tonight was the Triad dress rehearsal. Of course, I am not sure yet in condition either to sing in, or to conduct the group, so I was there simply to enjoy listening. The Alleluia in A-flat, Op.33 is sounding exquisite, and It Might Happen Today came into delightfully sharp focus at last tonight. I am enormously pleased.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7822 on: May 09, 2019, 05:08:33 PM »
Thanks, gents!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7823 on: May 10, 2019, 08:15:53 AM »
Tonight was the Triad dress rehearsal. Of course, I am not sure yet in condition either to sing in, or to conduct the group, so I was there simply to enjoy listening. The Alleluia in A-flat, Op.33 is sounding exquisite, and It Might Happen Today came into delightfully sharp focus at last tonight. I am enormously pleased.

I can't imagine what that must feel like, I know this sounds like a soppy cliche, but I'm happy that you're happy.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7824 on: May 10, 2019, 11:07:20 AM »
Thanks!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7825 on: May 11, 2019, 08:19:21 AM »
The Triad concerts are tonight and tomorrow night.

And the k a rl h e nn i ng Ensemble concert is Tuesday at lunchtime.

I am thinking about Mistaken for the Sacred, which I originally intended as a wooden percussion solo for Olivia Kieffer
 accompanied by fixed media, and for which I wound up composing wind parts, in which form we have performed the piece twice.

After the reasonable success of this alternate version, I meant to compose out a solo for Liv, but other tasks distracted me.
Somehow it is today that I am considering this article of unfinished business.  I began to wonder if the "solution" is to allow the percussionist free improvisatory rein; and I put this question to Liv (or is this a cop-out on my part?)
And altough she is capable of just improvising (and cooprtative so to do, if that be my wish), her suggestion was that even some kind of structgure/guidance would be a valuable springboard, so shall I soon act upon this capital suggestion.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7826 on: May 11, 2019, 11:25:58 AM »
The Triad concerts are tonight and tomorrow night.

And the k a rl h e nn i ng Ensemble concert is Tuesday at lunchtime.

I am thinking about Mistaken for the Sacred, which I originally intended as a wooden percussion solo for Olivia Kieffer
 accompanied by fixed media, and for which I wound up composing wind parts, in which form we have performed the piece twice.

After the reasonable success of this alternate version, I meant to compose out a solo for Liv, but other tasks distracted me.
Somehow it is today that I am considering this article of unfinished business.  I began to wonder if the "solution" is to allow the percussionist free improvisatory rein; and I put this question to Liv (or is this a cop-out on my part?)
And altough she is capable of just improvising (and cooprtative so to do, if that be my wish), her suggestion was that even some kind of structgure/guidance would be a valuable springboard, so shall I soon act upon this capital suggestion.

I would also humbly suggest that guidance from the Maestro would be both judicious and authentic. Best of luck!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7827 on: May 11, 2019, 12:08:09 PM »
Thanks
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7829 on: May 14, 2019, 04:02:31 PM »
Karl is back in action for sure!   0:)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7830 on: May 14, 2019, 05:08:35 PM »
Cheers!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7832 on: May 15, 2019, 08:39:36 AM »
Thank you!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7833 on: May 16, 2019, 05:30:45 AM »
A long way to go, yet, but at my therapy appointment yesterday, my therapist and I agreed that the left hand has made good progress in our time together.

We'll get there!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7834 on: May 16, 2019, 08:23:22 AM »
Super, Karl.  :)

Being a leftie myself, I applaud your progress  ;)

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7835 on: May 16, 2019, 08:45:01 AM »
merci, mon cher!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7836 on: May 17, 2019, 11:36:42 AM »
For Karl's a jolly good fellow.... (thrice)...  and so say all of us!

...and so say all of us, and so say all of us...

...For Karl's a jolly good fellow...

... and so say all of us!

Here's a glass of wine to your health, Karl!

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7837 on: May 17, 2019, 10:21:44 PM »
A long way to go, yet, but at my therapy appointment yesterday, my therapist and I agreed that the left hand has made good progress in our time together.

We'll get there!

Excellent news Karl.
Am very pleased to hear this.
Keep up the good work.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7838 on: May 17, 2019, 10:44:20 PM »
That is great Karl. You must be very pleased yourself with your progress.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7839 on: May 22, 2019, 01:12:40 PM »
Hallelujah! An Avid tech called, and remoted in, and now (after more than a week) I can use Sibelius again.
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