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Karl Henning

Quote from: classicalgeek on January 29, 2024, 03:02:02 PMI realize I'm a bit late, but I want to express my sincerest sympathy to you and your family, Karl. Peace be with you at this difficult time.
Not late in any wise, many thanks!
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

Quote from: brewski on January 27, 2024, 05:57:29 PMKarl, was this at Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk? (My plans changed drastically, and I wasn't able to get up there.)

Do report on the occasion, if so!

-Bruce

Lady Macbeth of Mashpee
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

I got a msg out of the blue from Ed Broms, with whom I work at the Cathedral Church of St Paul on Tremont Street. He has a new post at a church in New Hampshire, and he wanted a copy of a Nunc dimittis I wrote for an Evensong back when.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

I wrote a simple Psalm setting long ago for First Congo in Woburn. when I was first appointed to the post in Danvers, I ordered in some copies of the SAB version. (or was it SATB?) Anyway, my choir as presently constituted needs this super simplified. I've started working on that today. Whether it's the nature of the work, or my just not having a lot of stamina, I laid 17 measures down and have come to feel that I'm worked out for the day. 
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

Sometimes I wonder if I have the energy anymore to keep trying (a) to push myself as a composer and (b) write more music, but I think/hope that it's just being somehow tired today.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Florestan

Quote from: Karl Henning on February 07, 2024, 03:32:52 PMSometimes I wonder if I have the energy anymore to keep trying (a) to push myself as a composer and (b) write more music, but I think/hope that it's just being somehow tired today.

If you stopped composing altogether you'd probably get into a depression and that's a very bad perspective. Keep writing, just don't push your current limits. You don't have to prove anything to anyone, especially not at the cost of your health.
I love Italian opera – it's so reckless. Damn Wagner, and his bellowings at Fate and Death. Damn Debussy, and his averted face. I like the Italians who run all on impulse, and don't care about their immortal souls, and don't worry about the ultimate — D. H. Lawrence

Karl Henning

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

Quote from: Karl Henning on February 07, 2024, 01:55:57 PMI wrote a simple Psalm setting long ago for First Congo in Woburn. when I was first appointed to the post in Danvers, I ordered in some copies of the SAB version. (or was it SATB?) Anyway, my choir as presently constituted needs this super simplified. I've started working on that today. Whether it's the nature of the work, or my just not having a lot of stamina, I laid 17 measures down and have come to feel that I'm worked out for the day.
Well, I can save myself this labor, I found the SAB version in the filing cabinet, which we read at last night's rehearsal, and we can make this work.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

Just out for a fun evening: A Far Cry is assembling to play here, in a renovated industrial space dubbed Workhub Substation. No idea what the program will be, just know that they will play beautifully. I've just reintroduced myself to a cellist who is new to this group, whom I heard play a Saint-Saëns concerto years ago in Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Rafael Popper-Keizer.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

Quote from: Karl Henning on February 15, 2024, 01:18:42 PMJust out for a fun evening: A Far Cry is assembling to play here, in a renovated industrial space dubbed Workhub Substation. No idea what the program will be, just know that they will play beautifully. I've just reintroduced myself to a cellist who is new to this group, whom I heard play a Saint-Saëns concerto years ago in Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Rafael Popper-Keizer.
They're playing a strings-only version of the LvB Pastorale Symphony
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

Very family-friendly event: children dancing to Beethoven. I love it!
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

Good initial reading today of Nun of the Above and Fuchsia Minor. The consensus was "challenging but fun."

Dave Zox (bass) and Peter H. Bloom (flutes)
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

Carol Epple (flutes) and Dan Zupan (sax)
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

DavidW


Karl Henning

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot