05 December 2009


Well, I can inhale freely again, the USPS has at last delivered copies of the Passion, and Sine Nomine is all set to begin rehearsal this Monday evening.

Two pieces I’ve been obsessed with lately are the Chopin Barcarolle, Opus 60 and the Rakhmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Opus 42, both of whose opus numbers are multiples of 6, of course . . . but the shared phonemes of Corelli and Barcarolle are a surprise in their mesmeric powers.

Doubt I should have known the name Mesmer had it not been for Poe.

Tomorrow is the first performance of the new polyphonic anthem I’ve written for Paul, and I get to sing along. What could be sweeter?

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