03 October 2014

Mystic Timekeeper

In prior rehearsals, I must confess that I have not been either as diligent or as reliable in the matter of setting correct tempi as I ought, in a number of sections of The Mystic Trumpeter. (I am, after all, the composer.) In our rehearsals, we have at times stopped and reset the tempo with a metronome. This was to be our last rehearsal before Tuesday's concert, and I wanted to make some additional effort to be faithful to my own score.

While riding the train to Roslindale, I listened to the mp3 of the Sibelius file. It is perhaps a somewhat odd way to study a score; certainly an odd way to review one's own piece; but it did the job. This evening proved an excellent final rehearsal.

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