Author Archives: Dan Powers

Wherein I’m temporarily famous

I’m just going to accept that I’m the world’s worst blogger and stop worrying about it. Meanwhile: My arrangement of The Star-Spangled Banner is being broadcast today on NPR’s Performance Today. Happy Fourth of July! EDIT: Just in case anyone … Continue reading

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Composing is weird, part 1

I must admit that so far I’m doing a poor job of following my New Year’s resolution. Time to try harder. Here’s a little observation from my creative life. So my main project at the moment is a fairly large … Continue reading

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Last year

OK, so I’m off to a bad start on my New Year’s resolution. No blog article last week, despite good intentions, so I’ll have to resolve again to blog more often. Here’s something for the second week of the year. … Continue reading

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A not-too-difficult resolution, I hope

As there is now less than an hour left in 2015, I note with some chagrin that this blog post, the one I’m typing now, is my only blog post this year! I know, I know. This has been a problem … Continue reading

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2014 in review (and a new piece, sort of)

Happy New Year! Today, on the last day of 2014 I feel like looking back over the past year, something I used to do regularly but haven’t for a while. I’m not entirely sure why I’m doing it now, because … Continue reading

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Rebranding: Introducing “Imperfect Consonance”

Since finishing Intrada a few months back I haven’t done any serious composing. I do feel somewhat guilty about it, but since nobody is asking me for new music at the moment, it seems an opportune time to try to get … Continue reading

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September 2009 update

1. I’m going around telling people that the first movement of Trio for clarinet, bassoon, and piano is finished. And it is, sort of, except that there’s still that part in the middle that I need to rewrite (only 6 … Continue reading

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Crystal Anniversary

My lovely wife, Martha, and I celebrated our 15th anniversary on October 17, 2007. According to whoever decides these things, the 15th anniversary is associated with crystal, so of course I was looking around for something of a crystalline nature … Continue reading

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Overture to the Season

2.2.2.2. / 4.2.3.1. / T +2 / strings duration approx. 5 minutes composed Summer 2005 Overture to the Season was commissioned by the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra as a season opener for the 2005/6 season, marking their 80th year of … Continue reading

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Review in Choral Journal

Some time ago, a friend let me know that my choral song Spring had been reviewed in the Choral Journal. I finally got around to tracking it down, and found it in the August 2007 issue, on page 78. It’s … Continue reading

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Audio test and a new look

As part of the process of upgrading the site, I’m trying out an audio player for the new website. If I do this right, you’ll be able to hear Martha play Scherzino. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] It … Continue reading

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Changes are in progress

This week I’m beginning to convert danielpowers.info to a WordPress site. Obviously I have no idea what I’m doing, so please bear with me. So far I’ve been successful (apparently) in importing my old blog to the new site. The … Continue reading

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