Yesterday a message came from Orlando, a message not only approving warmly of the Op.132, but with the sound suggestion of placing the two flutists a bit apart on stage, to bring out the score's antiphonal aspects. We may have a performance as soon as September.
This past weekend, then, a message came from the much-esteemed and always-celebrated Peter H. Bloom, asking on behalf of his cousin if I might make (an easy switch in Sibelius) a version of The Crystalline Ship for voice & euphonium, for Joe Broom (now a student at the University of Michigan). I then was prompted to ask Joe if he might have use for pieces with piano. I was actually thinking of adapting the Little Suite, Op.127 (and indeed, I shall likely act on that thought); but, my eye fell first upon the folder with ... illa existimans quia hortulanus esset ...., and I thought of how I've scarcely heard anything from Kirstin on it. Thus I found myself adapting the Op.121 for euphonium, first.
Today is the deadline for putting our hats in the ring for conducting duties for the fall's Triad concert. Will report when the assignments are finalized.