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 a few pages of sketches for the third movement, but nothing for the second movement yet. This is assuming, of course, that I stick to my plan of a three movement piece, which still seems likely.

Several other projects are underway as well, most of which are old projects that I’m editing for final release into the wild. Concerto Piccolo is about ready to go to print; I’ve finished editing all the wind and percussion parts, as well as the score. All that’s left are the string parts. I’m also editing Cloudscapes for flute octet. Not much needs to be done there, mostly just cleaning up the score and doing final layout on the parts.

Other projects are on hold for the moment, but I hope to get back to them soon. The song Strings in the Earth and Air for tenor, viola, and piano hasn’t been worked on for quite some time. The draft is mostly done, but the final copy is a low priority at the moment, since there aren’t any immediate prospects for performance. The piece for cello and virtual instruments (still untitled after all this time) is not exactly on hold, just not the highest priority just now. At this stage, I’m creating a full score in Finale, and will record the virtual parts in Sonar later. The scoring (subject to modification) will be for solo cello and glass armonica, accompanied by pizzicato strings and three synthesizers.

Coming up are some possible arranging gigs; more about these later, since they haven’t yet been finalized.

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