Category Archives: What I’m doing

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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Summing up 2009

Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve, and that means it’s time to look back over the year. When I did this last year, I noted that I’d done a lot of arrangements, but not much composition. I had hoped to reverse that … Continue reading

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December 2009

Trio for clarinet, bassoon, and piano. First movement is officially done, or at least is to the point where I’m tired of messing with it. It has been sent to TriofuS. Hopefully the premiere will take place in the Spring, … Continue reading

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November 2009 update

Arrangements of Sondheim’s Loving You and Everybody Says Don’t are done, and Love Is In The Air is underway. My Gershwin arrangements for organ and orchestra, in collaboration with Cameron Carpenter (who’s playing the organ part) will be performed by … Continue reading

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October 2009 update

Busy, busy. But things are getting done. Let’s see… Arrangements. Two of the Gershwin arrangements for Cameron Carpenter & the Carmel Symphony are pretty much done, except for the orchestral parts, which shouldn’t take long. Finished are Fascinating Rhythm and … 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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August update

The first movement of Trio for clarinet, bassoon, and piano is nearly done. I just have about 10 or 12 measures (or more?) to think up to finish the movement. Also, there is a short passage in the middle, six … Continue reading

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Birthday update

My birthday was actually yesterday, nearly coinciding with my planned mid-month update. There’s been considerable progress on the Trio in the past few days. In my last update I referred to deleting and attempting to rewrite a passage of seveal bars. … Continue reading

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July 2009 update

Trio for clarinet, bassoon, and piano continues to be my main project. It’s still proceeding maddeningly slowly, for reasons I can’t figure out. It’s actually turning out quite well, but it’s a struggle. My main accomplishment in the last few … Continue reading

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June 2009 update

Let’s see… Trio for clarinet, bassoon, and piano is still my main project. It’s turning out well, I think, but I don’t know why it’s going so slowly. Right now I’m maybe halfway through the first movement. Somewhere I have … Continue reading

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