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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8020 on: February 04, 2020, 08:58:06 AM »
At therapy yesterday, I assembled the clarinet for the first time since Nov 2018

Compositionally, I have mostly been focused on music for Lent for the church choir.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8021 on: February 04, 2020, 09:41:51 AM »
Very nice, Karl. Good to see things are improving for you.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8022 on: February 04, 2020, 09:43:35 AM »
At therapy yesterday, I assembled the clarinet for the first time since Nov 2018




That must have been something of an emotional moment Karl.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8023 on: February 04, 2020, 03:48:19 PM »
It was physical effort, but felt great; even with the as-yet-limited sensation in my left palm, it felt wonderful to hold the instrument in my hands again.
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« Reply #8024 on: February 04, 2020, 03:56:39 PM »
It was physical effort, but felt great; even with the as-yet-limited sensation in my left palm, it felt wonderful to hold the instrument in my hands again.

The boys and I are quite happy for you, Karl




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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8025 on: February 04, 2020, 04:03:25 PM »
It was physical effort, but felt great; even with the as-yet-limited sensation in my left palm, it felt wonderful to hold the instrument in my hands again.

It certainly was great. I fully share Sarge's happiness for you.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8026 on: February 04, 2020, 04:59:15 PM »
Cheers, gents!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8027 on: February 07, 2020, 01:35:34 PM »
Starting to think of our 14 April program at King's Chapel.  I've begun a quartet, Moose on the Loose.
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« Reply #8028 on: February 08, 2020, 03:58:17 PM »
Starting to think of our 14 April program at King's Chapel.  I've begun a quartet, Moose on the Loose.

I've unwittingly misled our Cato into supposing this to be a string quartet, but Moose on the Loose is for picc, alto flute, horn & violin.

Also starting to think of writing a new set of three organ pieces for our Barbara.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8029 on: February 12, 2020, 03:06:48 PM »
Found a haunting tune in The  Pilgrim Hymnal (sixth printing, Dec 1960) decided I'd like my choir to sing it.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8030 on: February 12, 2020, 03:31:10 PM »
I've unwittingly misled our Cato into supposing this to be a string quartet, but Moose on the Loose is for picc, alto flute, horn & violin.

Also starting to think of writing a new set of three organ pieces for our Barbara.

I've decided there's no reason not to have the picc double on C flute
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8031 on: February 12, 2020, 04:12:33 PM »
The start of a quartet for flute, alto sax, horn & violin
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8032 on: February 12, 2020, 05:46:13 PM »
I've unwittingly misled our Cato into supposing this to be a string quartet, but Moose on the Loose is for picc, alto flute, horn & violin.

Also starting to think of writing a new set of three organ pieces for our Barbara.

The start of a quartet for flute, alto sax, horn & violin



Shoes of Sugar has an excellent interplay among the instruments.  And the slowly rocking opening of Pam's Labyrinth makes me wonder: Who is Pam, and why does she have a labyrinth?   ;)   And will the counterpoint become...well, you know!   8)
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« Reply #8033 on: February 12, 2020, 06:12:54 PM »


Shoes of Sugar has an excellent interplay among the instruments.  And the slowly rocking opening of Pam's Labyrinth makes me wonder: Who is Pam, and why does she have a labyrinth?   ;)   And will the counterpoint become...well, you know!   8)

I had nearly forgot: Shoes of Sugar was my initial title for Moose.  A pox (but not a severe one) upon me for failing to adjust the title on the score!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8034 on: February 12, 2020, 06:15:58 PM »
I had nearly forgot: Shoes of Sugar was my initial title for Moose.  A pox (but not a severe one) upon me for failing to adjust the title on the score!

Aha!  That explains it!  I thought that the individual movements had their own titles. 

No pox necessary!   :D   
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8035 on: February 12, 2020, 06:55:50 PM »
Then, I shall gladly proceed, pox-less!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8036 on: February 15, 2020, 07:53:25 AM »
The start of a quartet for flute, alto sax, horn & violin

Interesting scoring.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8037 on: February 15, 2020, 06:45:33 PM »
The two quartets so far; We'll read these Monday.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8038 on: February 15, 2020, 06:50:36 PM »
Interesting scoring.

Kind of Webernian, isn't it?
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8039 on: February 16, 2020, 07:57:55 AM »
Kind of Webernian, isn't it?

Whatever it is the sound world of the piece should be intriguing.
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