Late Saturday morning, Peter Bloom I rehearsed both Mark Gresham's Miniatures and Avrohom Leichtling's Bárðarbunga dreymir undir ísnum for the first time. There's work yet for us ahead, but the vibe is already good.
The program for King's Chapel will be:
Avrohom Leichtling | Bárðarbunga dreymir undir ísnum (Fantasy Piece № 10, Op. 137)
Mark Gresham | Three Miniatures
Karl Henning | Down Along the Canal to Minerva Road, Op. 149
Pamela Marshall | Birds on the Harmonic Plain
The flow of the program works almost like a symphony: dramatic opening; Scherzino; Andante; grand finale. Curiously, the order is also that in which each piece was completed.
Peter & I rehearse again tomorrow evening. The full quartet will band together this Saturday morning.
For our young flutist at church to join in, I have added a flute obbligato to O Traurigkeit and Kingsfold. In fact, I had prepared (for Paul Cienniwa, whose choir includes a flutist) a flute version of O Traurigkeit; so all that is novel at present is, I have decided that the flute and clarinet will play in unison, for the combined color. The flute is an entirely new (and entirely happy) addition to Kingsfold.
This April, Ensemble Aubade will take the Oxygen Footprint on tour (again!) to the Middle-West:
6 Apr | St Mary in the Woods College, Indiana
7 Apr | St Paul UCC, Columbia, IL
8 Apr | Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt Vernon, IL
10 Apr | Lewis University, Romeoville, IL