I had planned to post a video of the choreography some of the ballet students came up with for my composition, “Julie’s Waltz,” this morning. The instructor gave me a DVD at class yesterday and told me there was a video on it. However the DVD does not seem to have anything on it. Best laid plans. If I get my hands on a video of the students dancing to my waltz I will post here and on Facebook.
In the meantime I look forward to some relaxing time on my Thursday off.
All I have scheduled is a piano trio rehearsal and that comes under my heading of Stuff I Do For Sheer Pleasure.
I have a memorial service coming up Saturday. The family has a list of music that they wanted me to pick from for the prelude. It includes Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven, “Rondo” from Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, “Traemerei” by Robert Schumann, Air on a G string by Bach, and the famous slow part of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. I have managed to run down all of these and will have them all ready to play on the piano or organ on Saturday.
This Sunday I am playing the first and last movement of Bach’s transcription of Prinz’s concerto in G (BWV 592) for the prelude and postlude respectively. I have been working on them for a week or so. Hopefully they will go as well as the other pieces I have been playing public recently.
Checked on Mom yesterday. She seems to be doing okay. Tomorrow is her birthday. Eileen and I will make a bit of a fuss over her.
I cleared a bunch of bookmarks off my browser this morning. I am hoping that might speed up my online experience. At any rate it will streamline it for sure.
I got up this morning with my head spinning (not literally). Exhausted and also unable to stop thinking about stuff I want to get done. Made a list and then made coffee.
It is striking to me how the Gay rights discussion echoes the Civil Rights movement. If one imagines that the couple involved in this suit were bi-racial, it seems pretty obvious to me they should win their suit.
Keeping an eye on this weird killing.
Shocking stories of hidden cams in nursing homes.
Some stats I want to remember in this editorial.