Tuesday, February 5, 2008

February 5 - Collectively Speaking

Conrad Paumann's Mit Ganczem Willen, one of the earliest keyboard pieces with triad harmony (no, that's not California above, but a castle in Nuremberg, from which he hailed), for dictation today.

3/4, a pick up beat of sixteenth notes, then quarters, in D Dorian

Do Te La Te Do Do Do Re Re Re Me Me

with first grand staff harmony, dotted halves, beginning in first full measure.

D5, Am/C, Dm

with borrowed F# and C#, evoking both D Major and D "Harmonic" Dorian (or is that D Melodic Minor?), with an initial Landini cadence and flourish.

Lunch at Mimi's (the one above certainly having more strikingly desertic relief than can be seen at our local branch), with its cozy tables near a power outlet and internet access, not always utilized but one never knows.

Renaissance music for the Music History class, using visuals moved onto the laptop desktop and displayed in Photosmart.

Off to West Bank with Doug and Owen, first time in a while for us to be the old standby faculty trio (Mon Dieu! Who's that stunned Frenchman?).

Home late, writing up Paumann for the markalburgermusichistory.blogspot.com and doing a quick recording of The Collective Brain from Twelve Preludes and Fugues ("Topical")