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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8000 on: December 25, 2019, 01:16:06 PM »
Karl, I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas, and I do it here because your inbox is full, so to speak.  :(
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8001 on: December 26, 2019, 06:38:46 AM »
Merry Christmas, Andrei!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8002 on: January 22, 2020, 07:53:48 AM »
Sparing you tedious details, but my laptop is now back up to speed, and I've reactivated Sibelius.
Tinkered a bit with Snootful of Hooch last night.  I have a task or two for my church choir before I can carry on.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8003 on: January 22, 2020, 07:55:10 AM »
Keep ‘em coming, Karl!
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« Reply #8004 on: January 23, 2020, 08:27:00 PM »
The new choral anthem, which is really a significant expansion of a much earlier chap's arrangement of Brother James's Air
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8005 on: January 23, 2020, 08:27:49 PM »
And a bit more Hooch
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8006 on: January 23, 2020, 08:50:39 PM »
The new choral anthem, which is really a significant expansion of a much earlier chap's arrangement of Brother James's Air

Not unexpectedly, I am totally unfamiliar with Brother James. But a typo alert

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8007 on: January 24, 2020, 07:57:38 AM »
Not unexpectedly, I am totally unfamiliar with Brother James. But a typo alert


Thx!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8008 on: January 24, 2020, 06:44:47 PM »
The Hooch is proliferating nicely.  Friends of ours have a new member of the family as of 30 Dec, so I am working on a congratulatory berceuse.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8009 on: January 26, 2020, 05:26:00 PM »
And, this is done
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8010 on: January 27, 2020, 09:49:27 AM »
I think the Hooch may be done, will take a walk and mull.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8011 on: January 27, 2020, 11:49:50 AM »
Here’s a question that may or may not have been asked before, Karl, but how do you organize your own compositions? By opus number, by date of composition, or do you have your own numbering system?

Opus numbers, which apart from the odd deviation, are roughly in chronological order, John.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8012 on: January 27, 2020, 11:53:22 AM »
I do believe that Snootful of Hooch is ready to sound abroad
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8013 on: January 28, 2020, 11:14:44 AM »
Karl is an American Liadov, but is much better than Liadov was, in that his oeuvre is much more extensive!  (Liadov was a real-life Oblomov q.v.)  These "miniatures" show that Karl is always brimming with ideas intriguing to the ear. 

dI wrote to Karl earlier that I found Hooch to be delightful, enigmatic, and occasionally melancholy all at the same time!  I especially liked the antiphonal dialogues which are sprinkled into the work.  The 4:6 figures are a fine idea, and the 5/8 measures need to reappear.  8)

Concerning Josephine I mentioned to Karl that he has proven Schoenberg's comment that C Major still offered possibilities for music...in this case G Major with an occasional C#.   8)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8014 on: January 28, 2020, 11:32:21 AM »
Thank you!
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« Reply #8015 on: January 29, 2020, 09:36:55 AM »
I too, genuinely, find Karl to be a very innovative composer. His ideas can be quirky, which I really like, and they are always valid.
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« Reply #8016 on: January 29, 2020, 10:27:38 AM »
I too, genuinely, find Karl to be a very innovative composer. His ideas can be quirky, which I really like, and they are always valid.

Fergus, send me your e-mail address?
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« Reply #8017 on: January 29, 2020, 10:52:24 AM »
Done Karl.
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« Reply #8018 on: January 29, 2020, 10:55:12 AM »
Thx!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8019 on: January 30, 2020, 08:52:10 AM »
Opus numbers, which apart from the odd deviation, are roughly in chronological order, John.

Very nice, Karl. If I was a composer, I would do the same thing.
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