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by figaro
Sun Mar 27, 2005 5:04 am
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: A Composer’s Journal Entries December 20, 26 & 27, 2004
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A Composer’s Journal Entries December 20, 26 & 27, 2004

Classical Musicians: A Composer’s Journal Entries December 20, 26 & 27, 2004 Monday, December 20 2 a.m. Colder today. Wrote a very tonal row for St. Michael, for the opening section. Filled in the matrix while Shaun brought in wood & coal - three buckets of coal & enough wood for at least a week. It...
by figaro
Sun Mar 27, 2005 5:00 am
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: “Visions for Harp & Flute”: A Composer’s Journal Decembe
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“Visions for Harp & Flute”: A Composer’s Journal Decembe

Classical Cds for Harp: Visions for Harp & Flute : A Composer’s Journal December 17, 2004 Friday, December 17 1:30 p.m. M. e-mailed me from work & said the cds were very beautiful & that I was a genius. On the cover of the Visions cd, I am standing by the Falls down the street, in a black frock coat...
by figaro
Sun Mar 27, 2005 4:58 am
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: A Composer's Journal Entries December 17-19, 2004
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A Composer's Journal Entries December 17-19, 2004

Friday, December 17 5:35 p.m. Read through my corrections of Mt. II again today, a final check. Added a full page & some measures at the very end of Mt. II. (I kept inwardly seeing that yellow post-it note to myself that said to continue the intensity ...) I continued the intensity, & then brought i...
by figaro
Sun Mar 27, 2005 4:54 am
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: “Early Songs”: A Composer’s Journal Entry December 16, 2004
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“Early Songs”: A Composer’s Journal Entry December 16, 2004

“Early Songs”: Composer’s Journal Entry December 16, 2004 The cds have arrived!!! Two big boxes of them, by the front door tonight. I suppose they were standing out there all day, M. found them when she came home. Diana did a smashing job on the covers & inserts ... So I’m sitting here in the living...
by figaro
Sun Mar 27, 2005 4:52 am
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: A Composer’s Journal Entry December 12-15, 2004
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A Composer’s Journal Entry December 12-15, 2004

Sunday, December 12 1 p.m. Feeling better today. Went to the piano & read through to the end of Mt. I (of Bob’s printed version). Some pages will need to be rewritten, the accompanying lines in the lower strings. My clairvoyance - I was seeing through to Movements II & III. In fact, I even used a th...
by figaro
Sun Mar 27, 2005 4:48 am
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: A Composer’s Journal Entries December 8 & 11,2004
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A Composer’s Journal Entries December 8 & 11,2004

Wednesday, December 8 1:30 a.m. Just looked at the range of Bob’s octet of violins, on the internet - extraordinary really. The contrabass violin goes down to low E below great C, almost an octave below the usual bass viol. His octet, in some ways, will sound fuller than the traditional string orche...
by figaro
Sun Mar 27, 2005 4:45 am
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: A Composer’s Journal Entries December 3-6, 2004
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A Composer’s Journal Entries December 3-6, 2004

Friday December 3 3:30 a.m. There are only a few pages of the score to copy out now, two or three at most. The score, in all, will be over sixty pages long. I am making changes as I go, today I added a few new pages to fill out my sketch. I might add a few pages more tomorrow, so that the piece does...
by figaro
Sun Mar 27, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: A Composer’s Journal Entries November 23 - November 30, 2004
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A Composer’s Journal Entries November 23 - November 30, 2004

November 23, 2004 2 a.m. Began filling in my sketch of Mt. III today. I am about half way through, & new themes & motives & counter subjects are running around in my head & on the ms pages. Sometimes composing is more like a jigsaw puzzle than architecture ... I faced big gaps on the ms paper, the s...
by figaro
Sun Mar 27, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: A Composer’s Journal Entry November 20-21,2004
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A Composer’s Journal Entry November 20-21,2004

November 21,2004 I am amazed at how many people read these journal entries. So far, the poll I included on my last entry says: 74% want more about my life & thoughts in general, 9% want mainly music and 17% want entirely music. Gratefully noone (as yet) said that I should stop writing. Not wanting t...
by figaro
Sun Mar 27, 2005 4:28 am
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: A Composer's Journal: Entries October 22-November 17, 2004
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A Composer's Journal: Entries October 22-November 17, 2004

A Composer’s Journal Entry Friday October 22, 2004 3 a.m. Ithaca, NY JF bought me this notebook today - I must have mentioned to her that my other notebook was almost done. A nice surprise, stuck in a paper bag, light mauve covered with white hearts ... I helped her bring in plants today, the big po...