23 July 2009

Trio rehearsal

Met with harpist Mary Jane Rupert & flautist Peter H. Bloom to rehearse one of the easiest pieces in the world to rehearse, a trio adaptation of one of the characteristic dances in Night the Second of the ballet-in-progress, White Nights. A few years ago I had prepared a cl/vn/pf arrangement of this dance, Tropes on Parasha’s Aria, which I played together with Stephen Symchych & Mark Engelhardt.

As in the case of that prior adaptation, a fine time was had by all this evening; approval of the music (and the arrangement) was unanimous, and it was agreed that the trio must close the program. “Nothing else could follow this!,” remarked Peter.

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