Category Archives: What I’m doing

Mid-month update

The trio is still my main project, but I took a little time off from it to write a couple of songs for male chorus and piano, to texts by James Joyce. This was a sudden thing, precipitated by an … Continue reading

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May 2009 update

The May update is pretty much a carbon copy of the April update. Still working on the Trio for clarinet, bassoon, and piano, and am hoping that Summer will give me time to build up a little momentum on it. … Continue reading

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April update

Let’s see… Trio for clarinet, bassoon, and piano is still progressing. It’s a little slow getting out of the gate, though. I’m still doing random sketches, basically, and haven’t started a draft score yet. Still untitled piece for cello and … Continue reading

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March 2009 update

A day early for once. No arrangements of anything are on the table, which is fine with me (I’m still a little bit tired of them for now). But I currently have three new compositions in various stages of completion. … Continue reading

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Project update – February

Only two days late this time. Not much to report anyway. I got started on the trio for clarinet, bassoon, and piano, but my inital effort didn’t go anywhere good. So I’m starting over with a different idea. Also underway … Continue reading

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2008 – A Summary

Late again (as usual) for a project update, but I’ve decided to be later. Instead, I’ll use this post to look back at what happened last year. New Compositions. In Praise of Folly (trombone/euphonium/piano) Fanfare for Brass Quintet (That’s it?!!!?) New … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends, part 2

The 2008 Garritan Community Christmas CD has been released. This year I contributed a mock-up of Leon Jessel’s Parade of the Wooden Soldiers. I usually contribute an original arrangement, but this year I felt like doing something different. Listen here: Parade of … Continue reading

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Odds and ends, part 1

Since I have a few free minutes, I thought I’d mention a few random things I’ve been up to. 1. The Neptune Chorus. A couple of weeks ago, the Carmel Symphony performed The Planets on one of their subscription concerts. … Continue reading

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December update (slightly early for once)

The last few monthly updates have been very late, but this month I’m managing to break the pattern by posting a day early! Yay me! Unfortunately, not much has happened since my last update, which was only 11 days ago, … Continue reading

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November update (very late!)

It’s been a very busy month, as Novembers tend to be for me. My monthly project update is almost three weeks late. And I’m still busy, so I’ll be quick. Finished: my arrangement of Angels we have Heard On High … Continue reading

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October update (late again!)

I try to do these at the beginning of the month but it doesn’t always happen. Last month’s was 11 days late, this one is only 9. I’m improving! So here’s what’s done and what isn’t. New arrangements. Stardust is … Continue reading

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September update (somewhat overdue)

It’s a bit later than I like to post these things, but here’s what I’m working on right now. New arrangements: I’ve begun work on a series of orchestral arrangements for Steve Lippia. When we talked on the phone a … Continue reading

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