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Entries from December 2012

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December 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment

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Shofar Bells

December 20th, 2012 · No Comments

“Shofar Bells,” an arrangement of “Jingle Bells” for shofar and viola, can be heard over at the Holiday Recording Party site.  Meg Reichardt’s annual holiday album is a Brooklyn tradition; I’m happy to participate.  As is traditional, it was written the night before, and recorded during a marathon session among children, dogs, alcohol, food, and […]

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No Noel

December 19th, 2012 · No Comments

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December 17th, 2012 · No Comments

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Chorale 1

December 12th, 2012 · No Comments

I have a fondness for chorales: nuggets of harmony, where I can play around with voice leading.  I wrote several for piano, later incorporated into my 4th String Quartet.  

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Prof. Williams’ New System

December 11th, 2012 · No Comments

“Prof. Williams’ New System” was the first piece I toured with the Oberlin Dance Collective, back in 1974.  I was 19.  I don’t remember much about the piece, but did keep a rough score/script.  The title was taken from a 19th century manual on the care of horses and cattle, and the text came from […]

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December 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment

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December 7th, 2012 · No Comments

A short piece for piano, based on diatonic 4-pitch and 7-pitch sets.  Here’s the beginning:

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Love Is Fun

December 4th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I wrote “Love Is Fun” for White Knuckle Sandwich.  Dave Miller made a cartoon video of it, as you can see in the following screen shots.  

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December 3rd, 2012 · 1 Comment

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