17 September 2018

Or, it might not (happen, today)

They say they don’t need money,
They’re livin’ on nuts & berries.
– The Talking Heads, “Animals”

“Remember, O king, that thou canst not refuse this challenge; since thy prophet, knowing the impossibility of maintaining his doctrines by argument, has commanded his followers to enforce them with the sword.”
– Washington Irving, “The Crusade of the Grand Master of Alcantara”

The great unexpected news item is, the tantalizing possibility of another Massachusetts ensemble performing The Young Lady Holding a Phone in Her Teeth.  It does not seem to be an insurmountable problem, for the performance set to come on-line at Lux Nova Press.

Meeting tonight with Triad, in quest of the solution to the present conundrum.  My proposal will be, not to consider this a disaster in terms of what the Repertory Committee was planning, but to consider a tactical insertion into the Long-Term Plan:  a “Triad Sings Triad” program, all in-house pieces which require less-extensive preparation, all voiced SATB.  From my own folio, I should propose both the Alleluia in A-flat, and the Magnificat from the Evening Service in D.  Perhaps It Might Happen Today is only postponed until the spring.

This week, I need to get two pieces into the handbell choir folders.  For one, I’m planning a slight adaptation of Rejoice from the spring.  For another, thinking of arranging Vaughan Williams’ The Call for flute plus handbells, the thought arising from finding a version of this in the hymnal yesterday morning.

I have a suspicion that there is a rehearsal tomorrow evening, where I am not expected, yet where I shall be made welcome.

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