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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8580 on: April 02, 2022, 06:54:33 AM »
This afternoon is the first rehearsal of the Henning Ensemble since the dawn of COVID.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8581 on: April 02, 2022, 08:55:01 AM »
This afternoon is the first rehearsal of the Henning Ensemble since the dawn of COVID.

Hope it goes well, Karl. It will feel great to be back in the seat.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and leave no doubt.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8582 on: April 02, 2022, 09:13:54 AM »
Thanks, Fergus!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8583 on: April 02, 2022, 10:09:07 AM »
Huzzah!

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8584 on: April 02, 2022, 02:47:15 PM »
A very good rehearsal.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8585 on: April 02, 2022, 03:47:03 PM »
A very good rehearsal.

So, well ensconced back in the seat! Good news, Karl.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8586 on: April 03, 2022, 03:04:07 AM »
Congrats Karl, good to hear!

Since I first started here as the pandemic was beginning, exactly what is the Henning Ensemble?

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8587 on: April 03, 2022, 12:35:21 PM »
Congrats Karl, good to hear!

Since I first started here as the pandemic was beginning, exactly what is the Henning Ensemble?

A number of colleague/friends who are generous to yours truly with their time and talents, reliably ready to read a fresh Henning score. Present makeup:

Ellen Allen, violin
Peter H Bloom, flutes
Carol Epple, flutes
Pam Marshall, composer & horn


<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/yCbOqaDNYWE" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/yCbOqaDNYWE</a>
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
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Boston MA
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8588 on: April 03, 2022, 01:01:41 PM »

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/yCbOqaDNYWE" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/yCbOqaDNYWE</a>

Nice, Karl.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8589 on: April 03, 2022, 02:51:47 PM »
A number of colleague/friends who are generous to yours truly with their time and talents, reliably ready to read a fresh Henning score. Present makeup:

Ellen Allen, violin
Peter H Bloom, flutes
Carol Epple, flutes
Pam Marshall, composer & horn


<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/yCbOqaDNYWE" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/yCbOqaDNYWE</a>

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8590 on: April 03, 2022, 03:10:26 PM »
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8591 on: April 07, 2022, 06:22:05 PM »
On one hand, I'm not the only church musician in the Boston area feeling that Holy Week somehow crept up on us. On t'other, my choir & I feel that we're in a pretty good place.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8592 on: April 19, 2022, 08:59:59 AM »
I was very pleased with our recital today at King's Chapel: http://www.kings-chapel.org/tuesday-recitals.html?fbclid=IwAR05IA-sjFxdT7UOfiyq_G6mIkW6VxLQQARd88XWN4SOhns3551Vmw8sn0E
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8593 on: April 20, 2022, 04:05:15 AM »
Nice! Thanks for sharing, Karl.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8594 on: April 20, 2022, 06:02:25 AM »
Nice! Thanks for sharing, Karl.

Thanks for listening!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8595 on: June 20, 2022, 06:24:25 PM »
So what has been going on with your music, Karl? There hasn't been a post in this thread since April.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8596 on: June 21, 2022, 04:27:49 AM »
Thanks for asking, John. Not very much: The March Triad concerts went well, and at some point the videos will get uploaded to YouTube. We were happy, too with the Henning ensemble performance at King's Chapel in April. The only news since (which is shy of actual news) is that the m.d. of the Charles River Wind Ensemble and I have again met face to face, and he sounded genuinely impressed when I spoke of my Symphony for Band. I've sent him PDFs of the first two mvts, so now the waiting has begun. I need to clean up (typographically) the score of the third mvt, and (optimistically) should have that ready, if Matt gets back to me on the piece. First, more immediately practically, I need to proof afresh the two new scores for Ensemble Aubade: Swiss Skis and Feel the Burn (Bicycling Into the Sun) ... they have so faithfully championed Oxygen Footprint, it will nice to have them perform the troika. Once I get those mechanical tasks done, I should return to the string symphony.
We will start talking about rep for the November Triad concerts soon. At the moment, I don't really feel like writing anything more for choir. Perhaps I'll propose returning to one of the numbers from my Mass. I don't believe the Sanctus has been sung yet.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8597 on: June 21, 2022, 08:06:24 AM »
Thanks for the update, Karl. 8) I hope you get more performances soon!
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« Reply #8598 on: June 21, 2022, 09:12:01 AM »
Thanks.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8599 on: June 21, 2022, 04:57:06 PM »
I've repaired Bicycling Into the Sun (Feel the Burn) ... Mysteriously, when I exported the flute and viola parts, Sibelius moved a couple of rehearsal marks to other measures. It seems that this ought not to happen, but it now seems not to be impossible. Just spoke to Peter, who did not say, "there was no problem with Swiss Skis," but, "I forget what the problem with Swiss Skis was." If I were to hazard a guess, it has to do with all the double-stops in the viola. I am hoping that, rather than it being any matter of the part being "impossible," it's just that it's a part that Frank will have to work up, and that the "problem" when they got together to read, was that Frank was faced with a part which it was in no way practical to sight-read. We Shall See.
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot