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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8080 on: March 23, 2020, 04:55:50 AM »
Looks great, Karl! Excited to see this continue, and eventually hear some of it.

Cheers, Greg!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8081 on: March 23, 2020, 06:16:06 PM »
And, some more
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8082 on: March 24, 2020, 07:34:54 AM »
Well, huzzah for serendipity:  While I set aside Take 1 for Scene 12a as not working there, My quarrel was nothing musical, but a matter of context.

Take 2 has been just what is needed, and now the Scene needs to turn an emotional corner.  And lo! I have discovered a context for Take 1.

I believe I should be able to wrap the Scene up today.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8083 on: March 24, 2020, 11:44:02 AM »
And, I do believe I have done with this Scene
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8084 on: March 25, 2020, 12:25:48 PM »
This is "only" soft-core news, especially given the fact that orchestras' life is on hold indefinitely, but there is true potential, and it warmeth my heart:

An old friend (on the phone today, we recalled that we go back 30 years) who leads a good community orchestra, and who has seen, and not forgotten, White Nights has struck up a collaboration with a dance school nearby. So he has asked me for a 10 or 12-minute "vignette" from the ballet which he will pass on to the dance school director with the query, "does this inspire you?" With an idea to perform that portion of the ballet with dancers.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8085 on: March 25, 2020, 01:23:20 PM »
My first thought was how the "Rossini mash-up" Scene 8 would have immediate appeal, but that single Scene runs "but" 8 minutes, which is aiming low when I've been asked for 10 to 12 mins.

So the two Excerpts soundfiles I have prepared contain Scenes 9 & 10, and Scene 11 plus Intermezzo III, respectively.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8086 on: March 25, 2020, 01:50:51 PM »
This is "only" soft-core news, especially given the fact that orchestras' life is on hold indefinitely, but there is true potential, and it warmeth my heart:

An old friend (on the phone today, we recalled that we go back 30 years) who leads a good community orchestra, and who has seen, and not forgotten, White Nights has struck up a collaboration with a dance school nearby. So he has asked me for a 10 or 12-minute "vignette" from the ballet which he will pass on to the dance school director with the query, "does this inspire you?" With an idea to perform that portion of the ballet with dancers.

Excellent news!  White Nights is an intriguing work right from its conception, i.e. depicting Dostoyevsky's story through a ballet.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8087 on: March 25, 2020, 02:02:56 PM »
Excellent news!  White Nights is an intriguing work right from its conception, i.e. depicting Dostoyevsky's story through a ballet.

I owe the idea, at least indirectly, though quite probably directly, to the love of my life, who is a child of the City of the White Nights.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8088 on: March 25, 2020, 06:55:23 PM »
While I have not yet done actual work on Scene 12b, I have done some "pre-work."
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8089 on: March 26, 2020, 05:45:00 AM »
So, I've got a clear plan for Scene 12b, but it's all about execution . . . and I may need to tweak the end of 12a for a smooth elision.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8090 on: March 26, 2020, 05:18:55 PM »
Puttering, puttering . . . .
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8091 on: March 27, 2020, 08:10:27 AM »
While my idea for Scene 12b is all apparent simplicity, it's been something of a dogsbody job.  Most of the slogging is done, now.  I have some refinements and additions before I'm done.  I do think I need a nap before carrying on.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8092 on: March 27, 2020, 05:54:32 PM »
Chuffing along.  Tomorrow's work could be the breakthrough.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8093 on: March 28, 2020, 06:43:24 PM »
Very pleased with the day's work (fact is, as my head lay on the pillow last night, I had a lesser epiphany) Not done with Scene 12b just yet, but may conceivably wrap it up tomorrow . . . Monday for certain, I feel.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8094 on: March 29, 2020, 05:57:53 PM »
Very pleased with the day's work (fact is, as my head lay on the pillow last night, I had a lesser epiphany) Not done with Scene 12b just yet, but may conceivably wrap it up tomorrow . . . Monday for certain, I feel.

Well, In a way that does not at all impede progress, I kind of feel . . . the ballet has waited for years, why should I press myself past what feels a natural pace?

Very good progress with the Scene today.  I have two passages to work: a transition into the last episode, and then a codetta.  In all, Scene 12b will run the 4 minutes "allotted" to it.  I'll work on it tomorrow and Tuesday, and when it's done, it's done.  Very pleased with how it has shaped up.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8095 on: March 30, 2020, 10:20:08 AM »
Well, and in fact, the Scene is now very close to done
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8096 on: March 30, 2020, 02:19:13 PM »
I have "tweezed" Scene 12b to mine heart's content
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8097 on: March 31, 2020, 12:29:01 PM »
You getting more time to write with the quarantine?

Looks like you are still using Finale...something about that font style is recognizable.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8098 on: March 31, 2020, 01:12:31 PM »
Since I'm home on disability, my composition time has not appreciably changed with the quarantine.

I switched to Sibelius some years ago.
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« Reply #8099 on: March 31, 2020, 01:22:52 PM »
Since I'm home on disability, my composition time has not appreciably changed with the quarantine.

I switched to Sibelius some years ago.
Gotcha. What sounds are you using for playback? Default Sibelius sounds or something different?
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