January 28 - Hundreds of Days
First complete day off since the semester's start, and, actually, somewhat before that, given the activity of last weekend -- so there is time enough to do the daily 21st-Century Music update; finish up the pdf for Street Songs: XI. Push-Broom (four pages total); compose a second system of Psalm 86 ("Bow Down Thine Ear");
design a cover, link the pdf's, and post Sinfonietta (Op. 26) on
The International Music Score Library Project, and complete perusings of two Saul Bellow novels:
Henderson the Rain King (1959) and
Herzog (1965). Continuing on with the reading / re-reading project (novels that happen to be in the home library, in alphabetical order by author's last name), next up is Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron and -- inspired by Lisa Scola Prosek et al -- cannot resist beginning a setting (at top), as Opus 200, the first new composition of the new year, and the milestone for the upcoming Not Shy and Retiring: Mark Alburger's 55th and Friends concert in April.
Briefly out for errands, but the rest of the day home with Harriet.