Monday, April 7, 2008

April 7 - Flood for Thought

In the lab, recording instrumental versions of

Op. 98 NOAH'S FLOOD ("Noah, Noah"): A MYSTERY PLAY (August 25, 2001)

I. Wicked Prelude

II. Exhortation (Noah, Noah) / III. Dire Fears (Day of Wrath)

Before, dictation in Theory is Hosanna, from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ, Superstar

G: Sol La Sol Fa Sol Fa Mi Re Do Re Do
Do Re Me Re Do Do Sol Do

with its nice borrowings, a la Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf main theme, from the flat side of reality --


I V7 I bIII (V of vi) bVI

-- and even more interesting usages beyond, in evocations of Eb major and minor.

On the way home, pick up another musical flood at the local library, including works of Peter Lieberson, Gyorgy Ligeti, Colin McPhee, Felix Mendelssohn, W.A. Mozart, Sergei Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel, and a couple of anthologies of standard rep.