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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8540 on: February 02, 2022, 06:48:43 AM »
Cross posting. I know this is a midi run through, but it more than gives a favourable impression of the work, followed by the rest of the movements. I want to hear this performed.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8541 on: February 02, 2022, 07:47:38 AM »
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8542 on: February 02, 2022, 07:48:17 AM »
Cross posting. I know this is a midi run through, but it more than gives a favourable impression of the work, followed by the rest of the movements. I want to hear this performed.


I'm hoping!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8543 on: February 15, 2022, 01:05:54 PM »
Don't recall if I have mentioned it, but my When (alto flute and choir) is on for the March Triad concerts, after all. It is going well in rehearsal. One of our rules is that a composer does not conduct his/her own piece. Essentially another opportunity for collaboration. The conductor has really gotten inside the piece, and is getting the choir to tell the story of the text.
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« Reply #8544 on: February 15, 2022, 07:15:07 PM »
Overall, a very good Triad rehearsal last night, and I'm very enthusiastic about the program: three non-Triad composers will come in for the concerts!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8545 on: February 16, 2022, 03:21:53 AM »
All positive stuff, Karl.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8546 on: February 16, 2022, 05:28:51 AM »
Great news, Karl! Wish I could be there...

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8547 on: February 16, 2022, 06:50:27 AM »
Great news, Karl! Wish I could be there...

Do keep in mind a choral piece to write for us!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8548 on: February 16, 2022, 05:53:55 PM »
You know, I am a most fortunate man. I don't mean only in having survived a severe stroke, and in how well my recovery is going (I mean, yes, it's slow and arduous, but there is continued progress.) I just got a letter from my pre-stroke employer notifying me of my retirement (the last information I had previously led to me believe that at some point they would consider me to have voluntarily resigned.) I am enormously pleased that I have retired rather than resigned (plus there is some modest exit compensation which goes with that distinction—I didn't know that, either.) So in ways which are (frankly) surprising for a financial corporation, my erstwhile employer was really humane to me through all this.
Today, I had a lovely phone call with Jack Gallagher, the composer I studied with at Wooster. I have mentioned this here on GMG before so I needn't be cagey here now. It is a blessing to have such a warm friendship with a former instructor.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8549 on: February 17, 2022, 03:25:06 AM »
You know, I am a most fortunate man. I don't mean only in having survived a severe stroke, and in how well my recovery is going (I mean, yes, it's slow and arduous, but there is continued progress.) I just got a letter from my pre-stroke employer notifying me of my retirement (the last information I had previously led to me believe that at some point they would consider me to have voluntarily resigned.) I am enormously pleased that I have retired rather than resigned (plus there is some modest exit compensation which goes with that distinction—I didn't know that, either.) So in ways which are (frankly) surprising for a financial corporation, my erstwhile employer was really humane to me through all this.
Today, I had a lovely phone call with Jack Gallagher, the composer I studied with at Wooster. I have mentioned this here on GMG before so I needn't be cagey here now. It is a blessing to have such a warm friendship with a former instructor.

Sometimes Like can produce the occasional pleasant surprise, Karl. Continued good health to you, Sir.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8550 on: February 17, 2022, 07:14:17 AM »
Many thanks!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8551 on: February 19, 2022, 11:51:17 AM »
You know, I am a most fortunate man. I don't mean only in having survived a severe stroke, and in how well my recovery is going (I mean, yes, it's slow and arduous, but there is continued progress.) I just got a letter from my pre-stroke employer notifying me of my retirement (the last information I had previously led to me believe that at some point they would consider me to have voluntarily resigned.) I am enormously pleased that I have retired rather than resigned (plus there is some modest exit compensation which goes with that distinction—I didn't know that, either.) So in ways which are (frankly) surprising for a financial corporation, my erstwhile employer was really humane to me through all this.
Today, I had a lovely phone call with Jack Gallagher, the composer I studied with at Wooster. I have mentioned this here on GMG before so I needn't be cagey here now. It is a blessing to have such a warm friendship with a former instructor.

Glad to hear that your health continues to improve, Karl, and I hope that "modest" exit compensation isn't too meagre...

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8552 on: February 19, 2022, 11:54:00 AM »
Do keep in mind a choral piece to write for us!

Actually I was thinking of that the other day as some random choral ideas were running through my head after revisiting Brian's Gothic... I have never written anything for choir, so that would be a major undertaking for me. Haven't dismissed the idea though, and might try to give it a whirl this summer.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8553 on: February 19, 2022, 04:07:29 PM »
Actually I was thinking of that the other day as some random choral ideas were running through my head after revisiting Brian's Gothic... I have never written anything for choir, so that would be a major undertaking for me. Haven't dismissed the idea though, and might try to give it a whirl this summer.

Very good!

I'm back from a 2-5 rehearsal with Triad. Wonderfully productive rehearsal, and it did not feel like a three-hour rehearsal. That said, I'm pretty tuckered out now.

Glad to hear that your health continues to improve, Karl, and I hope that "modest" exit compensation isn't too meagre...

It was large enough to be an agreeable surprise, and not a sarcasm 8)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8554 on: February 19, 2022, 04:33:54 PM »
You know, I am a most fortunate man. I don't mean only in having survived a severe stroke, and in how well my recovery is going (I mean, yes, it's slow and arduous, but there is continued progress.) I just got a letter from my pre-stroke employer notifying me of my retirement (the last information I had previously led to me believe that at some point they would consider me to have voluntarily resigned.) I am enormously pleased that I have retired rather than resigned (plus there is some modest exit compensation which goes with that distinction—I didn't know that, either.) So in ways which are (frankly) surprising for a financial corporation, my erstwhile employer was really humane to me through all this.
Today, I had a lovely phone call with Jack Gallagher, the composer I studied with at Wooster. I have mentioned this here on GMG before so I needn't be cagey here now. It is a blessing to have such a warm friendship with a former instructor.

Excellent news, Karl!

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8555 on: February 19, 2022, 05:06:06 PM »
You know, I am a most fortunate man. I don't mean only in having survived a severe stroke, and in how well my recovery is going (I mean, yes, it's slow and arduous, but there is continued progress.) I just got a letter from my pre-stroke employer notifying me of my retirement (the last information I had previously led to me believe that at some point they would consider me to have voluntarily resigned.) I am enormously pleased that I have retired rather than resigned (plus there is some modest exit compensation which goes with that distinction—I didn't know that, either.) So in ways which are (frankly) surprising for a financial corporation, my erstwhile employer was really humane to me through all this.
Today, I had a lovely phone call with Jack Gallagher, the composer I studied with at Wooster. I have mentioned this here on GMG before so I needn't be cagey here now. It is a blessing to have such a warm friendship with a former instructor.

Wow, I had no idea!  You are very fortunate indeed.  That's very wonderful that you have a solid support network too!  All best wishes to you!

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8556 on: February 19, 2022, 06:33:09 PM »
Thanks, gents!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8557 on: February 19, 2022, 08:27:14 PM »
You know, I am a most fortunate man. I don't mean only in having survived a severe stroke, and in how well my recovery is going (I mean, yes, it's slow and arduous, but there is continued progress.) I just got a letter from my pre-stroke employer notifying me of my retirement (the last information I had previously led to me believe that at some point they would consider me to have voluntarily resigned.) I am enormously pleased that I have retired rather than resigned (plus there is some modest exit compensation which goes with that distinction—I didn't know that, either.) So in ways which are (frankly) surprising for a financial corporation, my erstwhile employer was really humane to me through all this.
Today, I had a lovely phone call with Jack Gallagher, the composer I studied with at Wooster. I have mentioned this here on GMG before so I needn't be cagey here now. It is a blessing to have such a warm friendship with a former instructor.

This is truly a wonderful thing to read from you, Karl. You are more than fortunate --- you are blessed. Someone is looking out for you and for that, we all must give thanks. Continued success, my friend!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8558 on: February 20, 2022, 04:06:14 AM »
Thanks!
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« Reply #8559 on: February 20, 2022, 01:08:02 PM »
This is truly a wonderful thing to read from you, Karl. You are more than fortunate --- you are blessed. Someone is looking out for you and for that, we all must give thanks. Continued success, my friend!

Well said.

Three cheers, Karl !  :-*