It was mid-May (which is to say, less than a month ago) that I was thinking of modifying the scoring of the orchestral Ear Buds—more accurately, producing an alternative orchestral scoring—for a fresh American Composers Orchestra call.
But, I had other things I was a-writing, and the time fast approached when my desk must be clear for the write-it-quickly event; and (as noted here) I gave over the idea of the third version of Ear Buds. After all, I have submitted scores at least twice to ACO calls, and no business resulting.
However, since (a) the work on the pair of Dances has proceeded so well, and (b) the deadline for the ACO call is tomorrow . . . I was well pleased, this afternoon, to see to bringing an orchestral version of Ear Buds into instrumentational compliance with the present ACO call, and I have now submitted it.
You don’t get the rejection letters, if you don’t send your work in . . . .