Sunday 21 June 2009

Still Alive

Just finished a hectic period of rehearsals, concerts and school stuff.

Time to draw breath before the next onslaught.

Half the horn section is leaving the orchestra. One to Brussels and one to Australia. Sniff. That's sad as they be nice people. We have one replacement lined up and no doubt will find another. Or we will have to do the Eroica!

Anyway, Mozart 25 passed off OK. My usual tactics worked and though both I and horn 1 had a moment of transposition failure, where you recalculate the note into a different key, usually the previous movement. We quickly righted ourselves. Horn parts often have the key written against entries following lots of rests, so you don't do that. Often pencilled in with lots of !!!!!

Bara brith, being the home of music, home-baking and Catholicism, it's time to bake a Victoria Sponge for my Dad before going to Mass. Bon Dimanche and Happy Year of Priests.

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