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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1040 on: June 19, 2009, 04:38:23 AM »
I am now listening to Canticum Sacrum.  Wow?!  And if I may say so, I finally see Stravinsky's influence on Charles Wuorinen, especially in the Mass.

And, from my own experience with Henning, Op. 93, I sense some influence here as well.  But this is probably more evident in Opp. 87 & 92, which I have come to enjoy quite a lot.

Once I get to Requiem Canticles, I am sure there will be a little bit more to write.
-Brett

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1041 on: June 19, 2009, 04:48:53 AM »
Yes, I freely own that I learnt much from Igor Fyodorovich!

Meanwhile, back in Cambridge . . . .

I’ve now enjoyed two rehearsal hearings of stars & guitars complete.  It is one wild ride.  I feel a bit about it, as Maria at times seems to feel, fresh from finishing a canvas:  not completely sure what I think of it, but at this point, I cannot (nor would) change a note of it.  Overall, I think I like it a good deal.  What is gratifying (setting aside my own je ne sais quoi) is how enthusiastic the flautist is for the piece, and his infectious excitement for performing it next week.  The harpist is (simply by temperament, I think) more reserved.  Before they started to play it last night, Mary Jane asked me if she was playing her solo cadenza all right (and sure she is).  I returned that it was entire cheek on my own part, as someone who doesn’t play the harp, to compose such a cadenza.  But then, Peter and I immediately followed with the observation that many composers must have written harp cadenzas, who were not themselves harpists.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1042 on: June 20, 2009, 06:49:18 AM »

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1043 on: June 22, 2009, 04:14:10 PM »

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1044 on: June 22, 2009, 04:22:18 PM »
Nice notes.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1045 on: June 22, 2009, 04:23:48 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1046 on: June 23, 2009, 04:08:21 AM »
TOMORROW!!

Bullish Upticks (I)

The Irrationally Exuberant Music of Karl Henning

Blue Shamrock, Opus 63 (2002) clarinet solo
Lost Waters, Opus 27 (1994-95) harp solo – Premiere
stars & guitars, Opus 95 (2009) bass flute & harp – Premiere

The Angel Who Bears a Flaming Sword, Opus 94a (2008) alto flute solo – Premiere
Fragments of  « Morning Has Broken », Opus 64a (2002) flute, clarinet & piano
Radiant Maples, Opus 59 (2001) flute, clarinet, harp & piano – Premiere

Peter H. Bloom, flutes of divers varieties
Paul Cienniwa, piano
Mary Jane Rupert, harp
Karl Henning, clarinet

Wednesday, 24 June 2009
7:30pm
First Congregational Church in Woburn
322 Main Street
Freewill donation;  all proceeds to benefit Organ Restoration Fund.


When the going gets tough, the tough get composing.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1047 on: June 23, 2009, 04:44:34 AM »
How about those little spidery automata on the InterWeb?

Last night in my blog post, one of the 1,961 words was Estonia, and today we find:

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1048 on: June 23, 2009, 07:04:24 AM »
TOMORROW!!

Bullish Upticks (I)

The Irrationally Exuberant Music of Karl Henning

Blue Shamrock, Opus 63 (2002) clarinet solo
Lost Waters, Opus 27 (1994-95) harp solo – Premiere
stars & guitars, Opus 95 (2009) bass flute & harp – Premiere

The Angel Who Bears a Flaming Sword, Opus 94a (2008) alto flute solo – Premiere
Fragments of  « Morning Has Broken », Opus 64a (2002) flute, clarinet & piano
Radiant Maples, Opus 59 (2001) flute, clarinet, harp & piano – Premiere

Peter H. Bloom, flutes of divers varieties
Paul Cienniwa, piano
Mary Jane Rupert, harp
Karl Henning, clarinet

Wednesday, 24 June 2009
7:30pm
First Congregational Church in Woburn
322 Main Street
Freewill donation;  all proceeds to benefit Organ Restoration Fund.


When the going gets tough, the tough get composing.
Here's wishing you all success, a good reed, and a large and appreciative audience.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1049 on: June 24, 2009, 02:30:56 AM »
Thanks!

It's tonight!

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1050 on: June 24, 2009, 02:34:26 AM »
Karl!  Make sure those recorders and back-up recorders and back-back-up recorders are running!

Too bad the local classical station(s) (?) in Boston have not seen fit to broadcast such concerts!  Might help their audience ratings!  Light-years better than another aural bon-bon like Afternoon of a Faun, or Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1051 on: June 24, 2009, 02:42:34 AM »
Karl!  Make sure those recorders and back-up recorders and back-back-up recorders are running!

Shauna . . . courtesy white telephone, please . . . .  8)

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1053 on: June 24, 2009, 05:56:58 AM »
Thanks!

It's tonight!

Good luck, Karl! Break a leg...
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1054 on: June 24, 2009, 05:57:52 AM »
Karl, break a reed tonight!

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1055 on: June 24, 2009, 06:12:17 AM »
Yes, please add my good wishes for all the irrational exuberance one can handle tonight.  Hope it goes very well!

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1056 on: June 24, 2009, 06:20:20 AM »
Yes, please add my good wishes for all the irrational exuberance one can handle tonight.  Hope it goes very well!

--Bruce

And don't forget the exuberant irrationality, not to mention the irruberant exactionality, and especially the exüberalles!   $:)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1057 on: June 24, 2009, 06:27:46 AM »
...not to mention the irruberant exactionality...

I especially vote for this one.  ;D

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1058 on: June 24, 2009, 08:12:11 AM »
Just heard from Shauna. I'm off now to fetch a recording engineer . . . .

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #1059 on: June 25, 2009, 02:15:21 AM »
SOOOO.... tell us about last night's concert!  




Everybody wants to ear about it!   :o
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