October 31 - Dark


Halloween, and the best we can do is dress in black, editing page 3 of Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel: 1890 - Franz Viktor Werfel, Op. 232, No. 12, on the 252nd day of summer (168 days 80+)...

October 30 - On the Cusp


Romanticism Quiz for the Music Historians, and beyond to the dawn of the 20th Century...


C Whole-Tone Scale

C D E F# G# A# C


12-Tone Scale

Any re-ordering of a Chromatic Scale


Two Typical New-Music Chamber Ensembles

Pierrot (after Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire [Moonstruck Pierrot])
Flute
Clarinet
Piano
Violin
Cello

Histoire (after Igor Stravinsky's Histoire du Soldat [A Soldier's Tale])
Clarinet
Bassoon
Trumpet
Trombone
Percussion
Violin
Bass


Igor Stravinsky Birth / Death Dates and Three Stylistic Periods - Types of Music Written

1882-1971

Nationalist / Exotic (Russian / Post-Impressionist / Primitive / Modernist) - Ballets
Neoclassic - Ballets, Concertos, Operas, Symphonies
Serial - Ballets, Memorial Pieces


Listening

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 4: I
Charles Ives - Symphony No. 4: I
Arnold Schoenberg - Pierrot Lunaire: I. Moondrunk
Bela Bartok - Piano Concerto No. 1: I
Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring: Dances of the Adolescents
Alban Berg - Three Pieces for Orchestra: I

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Ah, the differences of a day and hour, zipping there and


back, with the intervening class as above, beginning the editing of Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel: 1890 - Franz Vikor Werfel, Op. 232, No. 12, on the 251st day of summer, high 87 (85 in Pleasant Hill)...


heading out again in the evening


to take in Sarah Ruhl's  


Dead Man's Cell Phone at Solano College (first time on the main campus, after 15 years residency in the county,


with Megan and Harriet as part of the Stage Crew -- a course they are taking, and a required one, at that, for Harriet's Theatre Major...


Homeward


lateward...

October 29 - Spectrum


The dawn gets later


and the


commute earlier,


rendezvous'ing with the Theoreticians for Dictation / Board-Harmony Voice-Leading on Paul McCartney's Yesterday, bars 1-7,


followed by the written and


aural aspects of Quiz 11, featuring excerpts drawn from the music of Duke Ellington, Olivier Messiaen, Bela Bartok, John Cage, Jester Hairston, and Richard Rodgers. 


Paper-grading thereafter at Magoos,


transitioning over to UC Berkeley for research re The Opus Project presents Opus 24 (8pm, Saturday, November 21, Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA) and


thence to a visit with Carol. 


Homeward finally to finish editing Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel: 1889 - Carl Moll, Op. 232, No. 11 (four pages total), on the 250th day of summer, high 82 locally and at DVC...  78 / 71 - Pinole / Berkeley...

October 28 - Alert


An


imcredible


number


of


videos


audited,


over


editing


page 3 Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel: 1889 - Carl Moll, Op. 232, No. 11, on the 249th day of summer, high 78...

October 27 - Fire in the Whole


Getting off the freeway, almost pull up in front of a stopped car, but, moments before, detect slight smoke emerging from same, so, shift lanes just in time to nevertheless be immobile for minutes as said vehicle, Hindenberg-like, "Bursts into flames!  Bursts into flames!").  While still stuck in the general morass, a firetruck arrive pronto to begin putting out the conflagration, not before traffic finally moves, and we make our getaway. 


After an interval, and upon return, the poor auto-da-fe'ed auto is finally transported away, and c. an hour later, nothing (yes, a third crossing of the same intersection, though three different directions) remains to acknowledge that the situation ever occurred but a few charred ashes....


In other news,


make the ungodly early-morning commute, and begin


Voice-Leading for keeps with the Theoreticians, featuring Paul McCartney's Yesterday as Dictation / Board-Harmony. 


Lunch with


Carol and a return, on the 248th day of summer, high down 7 to 73 (71 in Pleasant Hill and Pinole) -- editing page 2 Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel: 1889 - Carl Moll, Op. 232, No. 11...

October 26 - Day Errant



Out



and


about


for



this and


that, returning to begin editing Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel: 1889 - Carl Moll, Op. 232, No. 11, on the 248th day of summer, high 80 (165 days 80+) --


with a late-night run to


UC Davis Library for research re The Opus Project presents Opus 35 (8pm, November 21, Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA)

October 25 - Rah, Rah


Against a counterpoint of videos, compose page 20 Four Michaels (Zodiac Concerto, after The Book of Jude), Op. 245, and develop repertory for

THE OPUS PROJECT presents Opus 35:
Numbers Game

Rehearsal/Concert: 5/8pm, Saturday, November 21,
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)       
Piano Sonata No. 2 (Funeral March), Op. 35 (1839): III. Funeral March - Piano / Orchestra
http://imslp.org/wiki/Piano_Sonata_No.2,_Op.35_%28Chopin,_Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric%29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHZHy2B6MCc

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Don Quixote, Op. 35 (1898) - Orchestra
http://imslp.org/wiki/Don_Quixote,_Op.35_%28Strauss,_Richard%29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJNEuvfeshg

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Two Songs, Op. 35 (1908): I. Jubal - Soprano / Piano
http://imslp.org/wiki/2_Songs,_Op.35_%28Sibelius,_Jean%29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zir45Q5cPs8

Albert Roussel (1869-1937)
Two Chinese Poems, Op. 35 (1927): II. Réponse d'une épouse sage - Soprano / Piano
http://imslp.org/wiki/2_Po%C3%A8mes_Chinois,_Op.35_%28Roussel,_Albert%29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZObRY1JLAU   

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
Three Piano Preludes, Op. 35 (1903): II. Elevato (Bb Major)
http://imslp.org/wiki/3_Preludes,_Op.35_%28Scriabin,_Aleksandr%29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0YSJmaYP-s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyMtaOwwytw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IHiuAzTfbY

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)   
The Bells, Op. 35 (1913) - Orchestra
http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Bells,_Op.35_%28Rachmaninoff,_Sergei%29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk8P9C3hdgw

Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
Four Songs for Voice and Violin, Op. 35 (1917): I. Jesu Sweet
http://imslp.org/wiki/4_Songs_for_Voice_and_Violin,_Op.35_%28Holst,_Gustav%29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INGxIuYIjx4

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)       
Six Pieces for Male Chorus, Op. 35 (1930): V, VI - Orchestra
UC Davis / Berkeley Music Libraries
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aeiFWZdya0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibc3dnPNmGo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njUMa4clSBk

Cyril Scott (1879-1970)
Two Pierrot Pieces, Op. 35 (1904): I. Pierrot Triste (Lento) - Piano
http://imslp.org/wiki/2_Pierrot_Pieces,_Op.35_%28Scott,_Cyril%29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ_RSY7YIjg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg4l_qa9khY

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)   
Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35 (1916) - Violin / Orchestra
http://imslp.org/wiki/Violin_Concerto_No.1,_Op.35_%28Szymanowski,_Karol%29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ_mciYd4kU

Ernst Toch (1887-1965)           
Cello Concerto, Op. 35 (1924) - Cello / Orchestra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52XVig5MK7s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9v4TPkzW30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SGdtQKfJ8Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWcoxKCEHS8

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)       
Five Melodies without Words, Op. 35 (1920) - Soprano / Piano   
http://imslp.org/wiki/5_M%C3%A9lodies,_Op.35_%28Prokofiev,_Sergey%29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcYjB5GeShc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkiCwhOqbzU

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)       
The Serenades, Op. 35 (1924) - Soprano / Oboe
http://imslp.org/wiki/Die_Serenaden,_Op.35_%28Hindemith,_Paul%29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIBdnPmzXzY

Paul Creston (1906-1985)           
Symphony No. 2, Op. 35 (1944)    - Orchestra
UC Berkeley Music Library
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCvRaP6H4TQ

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 35 (1933): IV - Piano / Orchestra
http://en.scorser.com/S/Sheet+music/shostakovich+piano+concerto/-1/1.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0EsE1LT5ZA

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)   
A Hand Of Bridge, Op. 35 (1959) - Vocal Quartet / Orchestra
UC Berkeley Music Library
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SOQp2dRkZE

Benjamin Britten (1913-1975)       
Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35 (1945) - Soprano / Piano
UC Davis Library
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97dsjNDONCU

Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987)       
King Lear, Op. 35 (1948) - Wind Quintet / Piano / Timpani
UC Davis Library

Gyorgy Kurtag (b. 1926)
Hölderlin-Gesänge, Op. 35a (1997) - Voice
UC Berkeley Music Library
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjfvje8iNV0

George Crumb (b. 1929)           
Makrokosmos, Volume II (1973) - Piano
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wsJYUrleIc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWvwgNQv7_U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U393o8cfF9E

Robert Muczynski (1929-2010)
Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 35 (1974)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIafGQMd1PU

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)
Missa California, Op. 35 - Voices / Orchestra
IMSLP ASAP

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High 82 (ABA 82-81-82 most recent three days) on the 247th day of summer (164 at 80+)...

October 24 - The Opus Project presents Opus 34


THE OPUS PROJECT
Opus 34
8pm, Saturday, October 24, 2015
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA



Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915)   
     Seven Poems, Op. 34 (1912) (Yakov Polonsky,1819–1898)
           III. The Mask


Ludwig Thuille (1861-1907)   
     Three Piano Pieces, Op. 34 (1904)
          III. Waltz (G Minor)

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)   
     Ten Piano Bagatelles, Op. 34 (1916)
          I. Waltz

          Jill Wagoner, Soprano / Feona Lee Jones, Piano



Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949)    
     Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 34 (1923)
          II. Slow, very solemn

Albert Roussel (1869-1937)   
     Concert for Small Orchestra, Op. 34 (1927)

          The Opus Project Orchestra


Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
     Poeme Tragique, Op. 34 (1903)

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano


Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
     14 Romances, Op. 34 (1912)
          XIV. Vocalise

          Jill Wagoner / The Opus Project Orchestra


Gustav Holst (1874-1934)   
     Lullay My Liking, Op. 34, No. 2 (1916) (Sloane Manuscript, c. 1400)

          The Opus Project Vocal Quartet and Orchestra

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
     Accompaniment to a Film-Scene, Op. 34 (1930)

          The Opus Project Orchestra



Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
     Three Masques, Op. 34 (1916)
          I. Sheherazade

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano


Ernst Toch (1887-1965)   
     String Quartet No. 11, Op. 34 (1924)

                    Video

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)   
     Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34 (1919)
          Un poco allegro
                   
          The Opus Project Orchestra


Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)   
     Jewish Poems, Op.34 (1916)
          I. Chant de Nourrice



Alois Hába (1893-1973)   
     Fantasy for Flute and Piano, Op. 34 (1927)
          Allegro agitato

          Alan Kingsley, Flute / Jill Wagoner, Voice / Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)   
     String Trio No. 1, Op. 34 (1924)
          TOCCATA. Fast Halves

          The Opus Project Orchestra


Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
     24 Piano Preludes, Op. 34 (1933)
          X. C-Sharp Minor

           Hussein Al-Naswari, Piano

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)   
     Wondrous Love Variations, Op. 34 (1959)
          Theme

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Benjamin Britten (1913-1975)
     Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
          (Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Henry Purcell),
Op. 34 (1946)
          Theme

          The Opus Project Orchestra


Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
     Bomarzo, Op. 34 (1967, Manuel Mujica Lainez)
          "Dies Irae" Orchestral Interlude

          Video

George Crumb (b. 1929)   
     Makrokosmos, Volume I (1972)
          I. Primeval Sounds (Genesis I) (Cancer)

          Mark Alburger, Piano

Steve Reich (b. 1936)   
     Different Trains (1988)
          I. America Before the War

          The Opus Project Orchestra


     The Cave (1993)
          Act II: East Jerusalem - II. Surah 3 - Koran - Arabic Chant

               Video       

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)   
     Songs for Rebecca, Op. 34 (1988)
          I. Spiral
          III. Aves

          Jill Wagoner, Soprano / Feona Lee Jones, Piano / The Opus Project Orchestra


Michael Stubblefield (b. 1989)    
     Symphony No. 1 (2014)
          I. Moderato

          The Opus Project Orchestra



                THE OPUS PROJECT ORCHESTRA

Mark Alburger                    Music Director and Conductor
Michael Stubblefield                Associate Music Director and Conductor

Piccolo / Flute
Alan Kingsley

Clarinet
Kenneth Rhee

Bassoon
Michael Garvey

Trumpet
Michael Cox
Lucie Valentine

Soprano
Jill Wagoner

Alto
Kat Walsh

Tenor
Mark Alburger

Bass
John Veitch

Piano
Mark Alburger
Hussein Al-Naswari
Feona Lee Jones
John Veitch

Percussion
Hussein Al-Naswari
Ken Crawford
John Veitch

Violin
Carol Earley

Viola
Kat Walsh

Cello
Aaron Urton

Bass
Michael Stubblefield


THE OPUS PROJECT presents

OPUS 35
Numbers Game

8pm, Saturday, November 21, 2015,
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

A Multi-Media Event, with The Opus Project Orchestra

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)        Six Pieces for Male Chorus, Op. 35 (1930)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)            Five Songs without Words, Op. 35 (1920)   
Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)            Two Gardner Poems, Op. 35 (1917)   
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)            The Serenades, Op. 35 (1924)       
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)        Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 35 (1933)   
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)            A Hand Of Bridge, Op. 35 (1959)
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)            The Lord's Prayer, Op. 35 (1962)       
Benjamin Britten (1913-1975)        Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35 (1945)   
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)            Missa California, Op. 35 (1988)

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Another miraculous concert,


preceeded by video and program production, and last-minute communications.  Return to compose page 19 Four Michaels (Zodiac Concerto, after The Book of Jude), Op. 245High down one to 81 on the 246th day of summer (163 days 80+), the same in Pleasant Hill...