Charles, Peter & I had a splendid, fun, and excellently productive rehearsal this afternoon. Before Charles joined us, Peter & I went through the three duos, one of which (Swivels & Bops) we have not played in a few years, I should think. In the intervening time, I've written so much music else, Swivels & Bops was almost like new music to myself; it's a very good feeling, when reacquainting oneself with an 'old' work, to continue to feel one is pleased to own it. (And there is a small musical joke in there, which tickled me a great deal when playing it again at last.) The three pieces will make a nice sequence for the concert.
Then came Charles, and we worked first on his trio, The Unarmed Man, which will make a good energetic opener for the concerts. We then spent some time with Jazz for Nostalgic Squirrels, although we were only three-fourths of the quartet . . . and lo! I need to practice some of my own notes.
A great portion of today, I spent getting much work done on the Credo . . . very close to the finish.