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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7900 on: July 27, 2019, 11:21:02 AM »
Inching Along
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7901 on: July 28, 2019, 01:10:56 PM »
A bit more progress, plus more rehearsal letters.
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7902 on: July 28, 2019, 01:57:08 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/OS5KVlN99M8" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/OS5KVlN99M8</a>

Karl, I really like this work. Is the whole thing complete? I'd like to hear more!

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7903 on: July 28, 2019, 03:57:34 PM »
Thank very much, Ron; greatly appreciated!

I have some seven numbers from the ballet as a playlist on YouTube.

While I have just short of two hours of the music done, the ballet is not quite complete.

My plan is, once I have the Op. 150 in the can, to address myself to wrapping up the ballet, at last.  I mean to have it done before my birthday, in October.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7904 on: July 30, 2019, 07:49:08 AM »
I've come to reflect that there is too much haste in the delivery of the text going out to the end, so I am working freely to augment the rhythm.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7905 on: July 31, 2019, 07:28:14 AM »
I've come to reflect that there is too much haste in the delivery of the text going out to the end, so I am working freely to augment the rhythm.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7906 on: July 31, 2019, 07:43:08 AM »
Verily
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7907 on: July 31, 2019, 03:31:47 PM »
Getting frightfully close.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7908 on: July 31, 2019, 06:34:38 PM »
Ensemble Aubade will play the Oxygen Footprint in New Hampshire Friday, and the harpist is going to give me a lift.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7909 on: August 01, 2019, 08:07:53 AM »
And now, to decide how much info to add to the Fixed Media cues line.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7910 on: August 02, 2019, 05:31:06 PM »
Ensemble Aubade will play the Oxygen Footprint in New Hampshire Friday, and the harpist is going to give me a lift.

Cracking performance!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7911 on: August 02, 2019, 11:57:21 PM »
Cracking performance!

Congratulations and I am happy that you were pleased by the performance.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7912 on: August 03, 2019, 11:56:34 AM »
Cracking performance!

Excellent. Will there be a recording you could share?

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7913 on: August 03, 2019, 01:39:38 PM »
Excellent. Will there be a recording you could share?

Sarge

Alas, I was not organized enough to bring my recorder. 
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7914 on: August 04, 2019, 04:43:05 PM »
Today, I prepared the vocal score (attached) and sent to the singers.

I've also sent parts out to the instrumentalists
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7915 on: August 04, 2019, 05:02:04 PM »
Looks good, as best I can tell.
I did not realize that you would be giving the thane's part to a mezzo.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7916 on: August 04, 2019, 05:27:51 PM »
Looks good, as best I can tell.
I did not realize that you would be giving the thane's part to a mezzo.

Where, in Shakespeare's day, all the roles would have been played by male actors, I thought it would be a nice inversion, to assign both roles to female voices.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7917 on: August 04, 2019, 05:38:51 PM »
Where, in Shakespeare's day, all the roles would have been played by male actors, I thought it would be a nice inversion, to assign both roles to female voices.
Ha!

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7918 on: August 11, 2019, 06:39:23 PM »
Just about ready to hit the ballet again. The one thing I need to get out of the way so that I feel free and clear is, to begin the herding of the cats ... get a rehearsal schedule started for A Heart So White.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7919 on: August 13, 2019, 04:11:57 PM »
Well, it was a puzzle which cost me some mental effort, but I have at last scheduled the rehearsals. I think I'll wait a day or so before hopping onto the ballet.
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot