A Little Tricky

I tried today to get my improv for Do Not Stand to repeat itself because I thought it was a good model and I couldn’t get this to work at all. Irritation! At first I tried it today a cappella; then when I remembered I was going to try piano and choir things got...

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of...

Next Piece

Hi all. I”ve been away on vacation in Chicago so I haven’t been writing this week, but I’m starting again today. I’m going to hold off on the chant piece for a bit. I have some sense of the energy I need for it but I don’t quite have the...

Away from the Piano

Before I mentioned a texture where I would have ancient chant, as best as I can do it, and have plaining chords below. I’ve ben wrestling with this on the piano and I am ending up with aimlessness. Not good! I think I shouldn’t try to write the tune and...

Over to the Piano

I’m working on my untitled chant piece.I’ve listened to Hildegard for ever by now and wrote a lot of chant myself. Only after writing my own chant did I realize that my understanding of Hildegard was pretty far off, both in pitches but also in rhythms. I...