Yeterday

Yesterday I dropped the ball. I only composed for about 3 minutes. Shame on me! BUt in these three minutes I made an important discovery. My basic bass move is sort of an and ONE (two) AND ONE two, which isn’t that unusual but a little different that your...

42

Today I cease to be 42 and am now 43. When I find out I’ve gotten by another year with all ten fingers and ten toes working I feel grateful. I’ve been through a few really really dangerous medical situations – most particularly a situation where I...

Good Start Today

I was looking over my last melodic passage and my handwriting was too sloppy to see what it was. So that was the end of that. But I went to the piano and got a new section and wrote it out almost in real time. Very fast, and it’s totally legit. I figure one...

What to Do?

I can tell my hunger for composing is growing. Here’s my situation: I’ve been up for a few hours – I woke up really early this AM – and now I want to compose at the piano. But I can’t! I have to avoid waking people up. This is leaving me...

Getting Fire Sung

The idea of bringing Fire to Oratorio as a possibility is adding great clarity to the writing. It’s doing two things. This first is that, if we are to do it in this concert if there is time, I have to get it done really soon. That is focussing for me. Second,...