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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8280 on: February 28, 2021, 06:14:54 PM »
More work today: I've reached the 4-minute mark, so officially one-third done (at least, by the current plan)
Al the music is on pp.1-10 of the present score
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8281 on: March 03, 2021, 02:08:56 PM »
More work today: I've reached the 4-minute mark, so officially one-third done (at least, by the current plan)
Al the music is on pp.1-10 of the present score

You may note that all the percussion staves are "dead air."  I intended from the start to have the percussion sit this movement out. However, wishing to keep my options open, I'm not deleting those insts just yet.

Work on The Heart was briefly interrupted by the mechanical work of re-building the score for a two-part choral setting of a Psalm I wrote 22 years ago and dedicated to my wife. (my Op. 42, Ps. 34)  That was back when I was still using Finale ... so that by now, I have no soft copy of it.  But, I needed a Sibelius file to send to Lux Nova Press, as my old friend Houston plans to have his choir sing it.

It is a great feeling, to revisit a piece you wrote 22 years before, and to find that you still own it entirely.

That made me think of a different Psalm setting of mine that I also really like (my Op. 47, Ps. 145) when I have finished The Heart, I shall celebrate by rebuilding that score.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8282 on: March 04, 2021, 07:12:49 PM »
Approaching the six-minute mark
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8283 on: March 04, 2021, 07:28:41 PM »
I am already jumping the gun and envisioning a Karl Henning's Symphony of Psalms...
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8284 on: March 04, 2021, 07:49:12 PM »
I am already jumping the gun and envisioning a Karl Henning's Symphony of Psalms...

You know, should there be an occasion....
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8285 on: March 06, 2021, 12:48:52 PM »
Just about nine minutes. The end is drawing into sight
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8286 on: March 07, 2021, 07:28:30 PM »
At ten minutes, now
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8287 on: March 21, 2021, 05:20:14 PM »
The next Opus 169 piece is done: #5 Be thou our guide while life shall last, for Heinrich at King's Chapel
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8288 on: March 22, 2021, 05:27:55 PM »
A start on Op 169 # 6
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8289 on: March 24, 2021, 05:43:43 PM »
A start on Op 169 # 6
Having brought myself to a question mark  (so to speak) in the organ piece, I took up where I left off with The Heart.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8290 on: March 25, 2021, 01:16:14 PM »
I think I have finished The Heart (the PDF of the score is too large a file to attach.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8291 on: March 25, 2021, 01:43:48 PM »
I think I have finished The Heart (the PDF of the score is too large a file to attach.

I'm so glad that you are back in business and seem to have recovered completely, Karl. Stay safe and keep up the good work!

And please --- don't forget about Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner.  ;)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8292 on: March 25, 2021, 01:47:53 PM »
I'm so glad that you are back in business and seem to have recovered completely, Karl. Stay safe and keep up the good work!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8293 on: March 25, 2021, 02:57:45 PM »
Thanks, gents!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8294 on: March 25, 2021, 07:39:53 PM »
I think I have finished The Heart (the PDF of the score is too large a file to attach.

MIDI
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8295 on: March 26, 2021, 05:56:29 PM »
MIDI

Well, I seem unwilling to release it just yet. (That said, I've sent the score to two conductor friends, and I am highly interested to see what they think of this initial ending.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8296 on: March 27, 2021, 08:18:39 AM »
Hear, hear!
Thanks, gents!

For a second I thought this was a two words post game thread!  Congrats Karl on getting back in the saddle.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8297 on: March 27, 2021, 12:15:42 PM »
Cheers!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8298 on: March 28, 2021, 04:28:38 AM »
Well, I seem unwilling to release it just yet. (That said, I've sent the score to two conductor friends, and I am highly interested to see what they think of this initial ending.

Karl has let me examine the development of the movement over the last weeks: the score is a mosaic of wit, solemnity, surprises, and enigmas, not unlike a Roman mosaic floor with curling, interwoven abstract lines guiding the eyes to observe pictures of scenes from Life.

The sections Cardio-Buoyancy and Zhenya's Icon are especially evocative, and allow me to note the avoidance of any ba-Boom, ba-Boom "heartbeats" in the score!    8)

The orchestration is exquisite, a "concerto for wind orchestra" where individuals and sections have their moment in the spotlight.  That aspect is not an artificial imposition, however, as everything evolves naturally from the music itself.
 
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8299 on: March 28, 2021, 06:51:51 PM »
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