Thursday, October 30, 2008

October 30 - Into Each Life

Off to Oakland Opera Theater in the evening to take in their double bill of Igor Stravinsky's Renard and Histoire du Soldat, in an incredible and welcome account of the former (definitely an underappreciated work) and an intriguing rendition of the latter -- full report next Monday at and eventually at and in print for Commuter Times and 21st-Century Music.

Before that, in the lab, recording Moses and Aaron --

XVI. Scherzo - "Send Them as Spies"


beginning of XVII. Ritournello - "Would God Had Us Killed"

-- and even earlier, give Quiz 11 in Music Theory (Chord Cycles / Progressions, with examples drawn from Duke Ellington's Concerto for Cootie, Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, Bela Bartok's Concerto for Orchstra and For Children, John Cage's Suite for Toy Piano, Jester Hairston's Elijah Rock, and Richard Rodgers's The Sound of Music) and a couple of more pages of orchestration for M&A: XVII.

Oh yes, and the end of summer perhaps, first day of fall, with clouds and sporadic rain all day and night...