Category Archives: What I’m doing

Small breakthrough (?)

For several weeks now, I’ve been struggling with getting “Iris” under way. It’s been frustrating, a weird circuitous process of reworking the same ideas over and over, trying to find a way to get them to go together, and largely … Continue reading

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2011–Looking ahead

The year is now only nine hours old. Time to look ahead at what I hope to accomplish in the next 365 days. Composition for 2 pianos and percussion. This will be my principal project for the foreseeable future. As … Continue reading

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December 2010

Since I’ve started this blog way back when, I’ve tried to make it a regular thing to post monthly updates, status reports as it were, on my current projects. This particular update is a bit unusual because, 1: it’s on … Continue reading

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Early November mini-update

Just a small update this time since relatively little time has passed since the last one. Anyway, all the arrangements for this year’s round of Christmas concerts are finally done, so I can finally get The Star Spangled Banner and … Continue reading

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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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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 forĀ 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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