Author Archives: Dan Powers

Late October 2010

Wow. There’s been so much on my mind lately that I’ve completely forgotten about updating my blog! (I really don’t know how those people who blog every day manage to do it!) Anyway, in my late August update, I mentioned … Continue reading

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A late August update

The Cole Porter arangements for Cameron Carpenter and the Carmel Symphony are finished, score and parts have been sent in, and (most importantly) I’ve gotten paid for them. My main project now is the Star Spangled Banner, which I mentioned … Continue reading

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Generation After Generation

Some random net-surfing a few weeks ago brought me to Pharyngula, a blog by Dr. P. Z. Myers consisting mainly of “random biological ejaculations from a godless liberal.” Most of the blog deals with evolution and anti-creationism and related subjects, which … Continue reading

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August 2010 update

Little new to report. All my attention has been on the Cole Porter arrangements for Cameron Carpenter. Anything Goes and So In Love are finished. I have just started Let’s Misbehave for the third time, finding it difficult to get … Continue reading

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July 2010 update

For some reason, posting my monthly update just completely slipped my mind till now. I’m probably thinking too much, or maybe it’s advancing age. I am turning 50 next week after all! Oh, let’s see…I am working on many things, … Continue reading

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June 2010 update (a day early for once)

Since I finished the Trio last month, I admit I was looking forward to being able to relax without any deadlines for a while. Well, that didn’t last very long. I’ve been asked to write a work for 2 pianos and … Continue reading

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May 2010; updated update

As of this morning, I can claim that Trio for clarinet, bassoon, and piano is finished! At least, a fairly close to final draft is finished. There’s still going to be some editing, and likely corrections, then layout and fine … Continue reading

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May 2010 update

Hopefully, this will be the last update in which I say that the Trio for clarinet, bassoon, and piano is still in progress. As of today, the first and third movements are done, and the second movement is well under … Continue reading

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April 2010 update

Here’s where I’m at right now… I’ve gotten several pages of sketches for the second movement of Trio for clarinet, bassoon, and piano. As always, I’m not as far along as I’d like, for the simple reason that other things … Continue reading

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March 2010

Oops! Halfway through the month already and I only just realized that I forgot to write my monthly update. The third movement of Trio for clarinet, bassoon, and piano is finished, and the second movement is underway. I’m hoping it will … Continue reading

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February 2010

Still working on the Trio. I’m nearing the end of the third movement. Second movement is still to be written, but I’m planning on something simple that won’t take long. I’ve also started on a major update to the Swan’s … Continue reading

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January 2010

The West Side Story arrangement is done and has been sent in, and with that all my arrangement projects are finally off the table! This, and the Sondheim arrangements, are due to be performed Feb. 6 in Columbus IN, and … Continue reading

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