October 31 - Towards the Dark
More voice-leading for the Theoreticians: Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms: II, with the altered Please Mr. Postman progression -- I-iv-IV-(ii) -- as a series of chords related by two common tones each. Also that same composer's West Side Story: Cool and John Cage's Sonata No. 5 in video presentations, plus general Week 11 review (Olivier Messiaenic Octatonic Whole-Step / Half-Step and Half-Step / Whole-Step Scales, C Blues Scales in Lydian and Dorian manifestations, and the Richard Berry Louie Louie C: I-IV-V in characteristic rhythmic figures, twice through).
grade papers, but fall woefully short again, with Harriet arriving near upon re-leaving, back to the scene of the action on this Halloween Eve, where attendance is nonetheless pretty impressive in the evening class -- not an historically strong East Asian tradition, after all...
We proceed, with fairly alarming music aplenty, from Alban Berg's Three Pieces for Orchestra and Wozzeck to George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, looking ahead to
20th-Century Music III.
Write a Four-Note Non-Scale Passage:
Forwards (Prime) (a scale example would be ABCD )
Backwards (Retrograde) (DCBA)
Upside-Down (Inversion) (AGFE)
Backwards Upside-Down (Retrograde-Inversion) (EFGA)
Idealized Instrumentation in Three Styles of Jazz:
Dixieland (New Orleans Style):
Tuba / Bass
Swing (Big Band):
 Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring: II. Allegro
 Harry Partch - U.S. Highball
 Joe Garland - In the Mood
 Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5: I
 Olivier Messiaen - Turangalila Symphony: IV
 John Cage - Sonata No. 5
Home late, beginning the composition of Double Piano Concerto: II and continuing that of The Decameron - Third Day: Novel IV (page 12) and the pdf for Lot in Life: IV. Lothario (2).