June 26 - Never Bored, Hopefully

G Major
G A B C D E F# G

G Mixolydian

G Dorian
G A Bb C D E F G

G Minor
G A Bb C D Eb F G

Number of Steps in Intervals from a Perfect Fifth to an Octave
P5 = 3 1/2 steps
m6 = 4
M6 = 4 1/2
m7 = 5
M7 = 5 1/2
P8 = 6

Four Types of Wind Instruments (Aerophones)
End-Blown (Flute, Whistle)
Double Reed (Oboe, Bassoon)
Single Reed (Clarinet, Saxophone)
Lip-Buzz (Trumpet, Trombone)

Three Types of Solid-Body Percussion (Idiophones)
Metal (Bells, Vibraphone, Chimes)
Wood (Xylophone, Marimba, Woodblock)
Glass, Earth, Stone (Other)

Three Types of String Instruments (Chordophones)
Suspended-String (Lyre, Harp)
Box-String (Ch'in, Koto, Zither, Piano)
Neck-String (Sitar, Lute, Guitar, Violin)

[1988] Senegal - Greetings from Podor
[7001] Indonesia (Bali) - Gamelan Gong Kebyar
[8170] Leonin - Hec Dies (This Is the Day)
[8220] Ars Antiqua Motet - Alle, Psallite
[8270] Italy (France) - Trotto (Trot Dance)
[8300] Guillaume de Machaut - La Messe de Nostre Dame: I. Kyrie (Notre Dame Mass: I. Kyrie)


Up summer-norm early,

towards the perhaps

eagerly-awaiting throngs,

wrapping up Medieval Music I,

returning to do the day's composition, orchestration, and pdf work: Psalm 99 (page 4), The Decameron - Second Day (21), Double Piano Concerto (27), Violin Concerto (63), San Timoteo Can[yon]tata (7).

In the eve,

back down the



corridor to rendezvous with Harriet (who's been out on a job in San Jose) for,


one of the performances that constitutes the

San Francisco

premiere of

John Adams's

Nixon in China --

every bit as wonderful an opera as it's been since its 1987 inception.

Re-encounter the composer no less than three times in the serendipitous shuffle of the crowds (evidently he never received the Grove draft?), and the meetings seem cordial.

Return late with good thoughts all around.  Review in 21st-centurymusic.blogspot.com and Commuter Times next week, and eventually at 21st-centurymusic.com and the print version.