December 31 - Looking Ahead and Back

Well, this pretty much wraps it up for the year, the saga continuing hopefully soon at

Meanwhile we Zoom with the family east to

take in

the New York


witnessing from California

the near calindric future.

Soon after

we open up additional

Christmas gifts

including those contained in the cards that are complete vocal scores of

The Nativity According to St. Matthew, Op. 72 (1998).

Later, Harriet and I take in the Mountain Time Happy New Year of a potato

explosion, as we look forward to our own next year,

on this 52nd day of Fallish temperatures,

high down 4 to 59,

with news of more ominous weather ahead...

Design cover and post

    I. Dante Bramante Bronte
    II. Earth Hearth Heart
    III. Weird Word World

on the Complete Works site

Also make the jump to Xfinity from ATT for a far more reliable internet experience, in an atmosphere of

a documentary on Broadway recommended by our friend and benefactor Tony Tanke,

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
     Symphony No. 8 ("Of a Thousand") (1906)

solemn news of the death of Pope Benedict XVI (1927-2022), and New Year's hilarity from

Anderson Cooper (b. 1967), Andy Cohen (b. 1968), and

Seth Meyers (b. 1973)!...

December 30 - Whatever You Wish

Design cover and post

Incipit Quodlibet, Op. 333 (January 1, 2020)

on the Complete Works site

Today marking the

51st day of Fall temperatures,

high zooming up 12 to 63,

Allessandro Marcello (1573-1747)
     Oboe Concerto in C Minor (1717)
          I. Allegro

G.P. Telemann (1781-1767)
     Tafelmusik, Suite 1 (1733)

Johann Otto (1725-1766)
     Trumpet Concerto in Eb Major (1755)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
     Violin Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23 (1801)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
     Symphony No. 9 in C Major ("Great")  (1825)

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
     Symphony No. 3 (1896)

Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1943)
     Ein Tanzpoem (1904)

Arnold Bax (1883-1953)
     Violin Concerto (1938)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
     Ballet Suite No. 1 (1941)

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
     Symphony No. 2 ("The Age of Anxiety") (1949)

sad to note the passing of Barbara Walters (1929-2022),

energizing to take in Judy Woodruff (b. 1946), with David Brooks (b. 1961) and Jonathan Capehart (b. 1967),

semi-intriguing to re-watch the Elton John (b. 1947) Lion King (1994) remake (2019), and then there's the continuation of

Stephen Colbert (b. 1964) with

Anthony Fauci (b. 1940), plus

Jimmy Kimmel (b. 1967) interviewing Janelle Monae (b. 1985)!...

December 29 - Mirror Images


Cowell Orchestrations, Op 332  (December 1, 2019)

on the Complete Works site

and eidt

Isaiah, Op. 175 (200()
     XXXV. The Wilderness and the Solitary Places

inspired by a recent reading at Davis Community Presbyterian Church --

hopefully sent off to interested parties...

this being the

50th day of Fall temperatures,

high down 5 to 51,

with a brief errand-run


Otherwise continue musical labours against the contrapuntal tales




elsewhere in the

U.S., plus

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
     The Fairy Queen (1692)

F.J. Haydn (1732-1809)
     Piano Trio No. 21 in C Major (1792)

Antonio Salieri (1750-1825)
     Don Chisciotte alle Nozze di Gamace (1771)

Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)
     Les Deux Journees, or The Water Carrier (1800)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
     Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15  (1795)

     Clarinet Trio, Op. 11 (1798)

Ferdinand Ries (1784-1838)
     Symphony No. 4 in F Major, Op. 110 (1818)

     Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 146 (1822)

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
     String Sonata No. 4 in Bb Major (1804)

Juan Crisostomo Arriaga (1806-1826)
     Los Esclavos Felices (1820)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
     Hungaria Symphonic Poem (1857)

Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
     Symphonic Variations (1885)

Carl Goldmark (1830-1915)
     Im Fruhling Overture (1889)

Joseph Rheinberger (1839-1901)
     Nonet in Eb Major, Op. 139 (1884)

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
     Symphony No. 6 ("Tragic") (1904)

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39 (1899)

Marcel Tyberg (1893-1944)
     Symphony No. 3 (1944)

Gunnar de Frumerie (1908-1987)
     Pastoral Suite (1940)
          III. Saraband

Nikita Koshkin (b. 1956)
     Usher Waltz, Op. 29 (1984)


Stephen Colbert (b. 1964) interviewing Anthony Fauci (b. 1940)!