Tuesday, September 2, 2008

September 2 - Dr. Atomic

It's another busy Tuesday, and the piano sale over the weekend results in extra keyboards in the hall (which must be closed so that no excess wonderful musical noise impacts on the classrooms)), a discombobulated set of chairs, power outage for the projector and stereo system (which means no bells and whistles, in Theory at least), but somehow we muddle on through the Musica Enchiriadis dication and harmonizations, and get to hear a first round of fantastic student composiions, with more auditors gathered around the piano than we can recall, certainly in recent times.

Lunch at a very calm Chinese restaurant and uploading more Gregorian chants at markalburgermusichistory.blogspot.com in the late afternoon; evening class is Medieval Music around the world from the use of jalatarang in India to the Pope Urban that inspired the First Crusade. Left Bank with Owen and Doug thereafter, and surely there's time to do a page of orchestration of Israel in Trouble: VIII.