another day with finale


I will need to spend another day working with Finale today. I didn’t finish the piano accompaniment version of Sunday’s anthem yet. And I need to make another pass at the Trio I am composing. I sent off parts to the players yesterday, printed up the piano part and rehearsed it. I found a couple of errors in the piano part, but more importantly I think I need to change all the horizontal accents to tenuto signs. I’m hearing the piece more legato and even a bit quicker than at first.

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At any rate, here’s a link to a pdf of the current draft:¬†working.draft.piano.trio.2017. I promised my friend Rhonda I would put it up in case she wanted to look at it. And here’s the finale mp3 again just for the heck of it.

I don’t think these two are precisely matched, but they are close.

Image result for hidden figures movie poster

Eileen and I actually went out to see a movie yesterday. She has mentioned that she thinks we (I) need to get out more so I suggested we go see “Hidden Figures.” It’s a weird feel good movie about the historical mathematicians, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson.

Image result for Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson.


I would dearly love to know what these real people thought of this movie. I’m tempted to read the book this ¬†movie was based on to find out if the movie glossed over the struggles of these individuals the way I suspect they did or if the book does this also turning it into a story about their amazing achievement without arousing the viewer’s ire by showing the obstacles more clearly. Jes sayin.


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