Friday, March 28, 2008

March 28 - Have Mercy, Will Travel

Finish I. Introit and II. Kyrie of Genre Implosions No. 1 ("Mass Confusion"), progressive superimpositions of sound files -- the former of two Gregorian chants (Introit for Easter and Gaudeamus, the second in two separate performances), the latter Kyrie IV, Kyrie XI, and examples from Guillaume de Machaut's Messe de Nostre Dame (two versions), Missa "L'homme arme"s by both Guillaume Dufay and Johannes Ockeghem, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's Pope Marcellus Mass, F.J. Haydn's Missa in tempori belli, Igor Stravinsky's Mass, Leonard Bernstein's Mass (the quadrophonic tape and march), and my own Missa "The a deux."

Also thinking of Stravinsky's Introit from Requiem Canticles, Ralph Vaughan Williams's Mass in G Minor and Mr. Mister's Kyrie.

Dictation today is Jester Hairston's Elijah Rock

G Minor:

Do Do Do Me Fa Sol
Do Do Do Me Fa Fa Me Do Te


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Giant black moths massacre the sun's bright rays, there and back again re Marin, detouring over the West Vaca Mountains via Napa under heavy sky, patches of blue near home, from exotic minor to blues, perhaps even lightening up (with later lightning?) to mixolydian.