Tuesday 3 January 2006

Endings and Beginnings

Well, in the days between Christmas and New Year I managed to finish the task of generating and checking all the orchestral parts for my 2 pieces (Elegy for Baritone and Orchestra and In the Barbarians' Camp) which will be premiered by The Salomon Orchestra and Adrian Brown, at St. James's Piccadilly in March. The task of checking the parts was particularly tedious as my proof-reading skills are pretty pitiful. Still, its all over now and the parts are with the conductor for marking up.

I have also nearly reached the end of the first draft of my piece Crossing, setting 2 Rabindranath Tagore poems for choir and organ, which will be premiered at this year's Chelsea Festival. The piece has been going slowly of late, partly because of the work on other projects, so I am relieved to see the end in sight; all I have to do now is actually finish it and then start the revisions.

Now that Christmas and New Year are over, I have also got to start thinking about other administrative tasks, such as publicising the concerts in March and ensuring sufficient singers for the FifteenB concert at the Chelsea Festival.

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