December 11 - All Will Be Revealed, Maybe
On the early side,
with tule fog dispersing in
the 680 /
Sulfur Springs Mountains
(at least for the nonce)
it is time for the Fall 2012 Music Theory Exam
attendance), with examples drawn from Kurt Cobain's Heart-Shaped Box, Elton John's Lion King, Mark Alburger's Antigone, Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings, and Thom Yorke's Morning Bell... and Final Dictation inspired by Darius Milhaud's La Creation du Monde.
After about an hour of after-hour post-two-hour-exam lingering,
to begin pdf of Spectral Preludes: IX. and compose another page each of Double Piano Concerto: III (13) and The Decameron - Third Day: VII (15). Harriet arrives for early dinner and a video,
then off to pick up Carol for the
Sing-Along [G.F. Handel] Messiah at
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church,
given by the Philharmonic Orchestra and Master Chorale.
With impressive soloists including,
David Chavez (former theory student and singer at Halfway Mark, and sounding even better than ever),
the reading is a success under the capable direction of Owen Lee,
Bret Peppo, and Mark Alburger... alumni director brought in by request at this late hour by the kind invitation of the current conductors for Worthy Is the Lamb / Blessing and Honor / Amen.
Coffee and dessert afterwards at BJ's, then an eventful commute via the dark contours and huge hills, standing up tall, of California 4 and I-80, dropping off Carol and heading home to
Harriet, for more amazing times, including a late night outing and climactic video drama.