Wednesday, April 30, 2008

April 30 - View From On High

Record a provisional Op. 148 VARIATIONS ON AMERICANA,

a mapping of pitches from the four strains of John Philip Sousa's The Stars and Stripes Forever onto four sections of Charles Ives's Variations on America, which ultimately will be part of the recording ORBITAL AMERICAN DESERATA;

High-tail it to Theory, where Cecilia presents a nice dictation / board harmony exercise on movie music, a C natural/harmonic minor melody featuring temporary tonicization of the relative major (via a secondary plagal relationship), and a fine descending bass of Do, Te, Le, Sol, Fa.

Back finishing up the May 2008 issue of 21st-Century Music ( and