Another beautiful day, the fourth of summer,
high of 72 (still one degree short of the record for the year thus far, the first above-70 on February 14, at a valentinesian 73) --
with the Theoreticians tackling Quiz 7... the examples drawn from J.S. and C.P.E. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Franz Xaver Gruber, and Frederic Chopin.
Update with John Browning on the way to
homeward via 101,
Stop off at the local Toyota
standard maintenance, shuttle home, visit with Tisha and Tom, who have stopped by.
After their departure, Harriet and I head back carwise
then off to Joe's Creekside Cafe for appetizers and drinks, returning to the homefront congenially, with videos, more score-study re Bartok Orchestral Suite No. 1 and Stravinsky Scherzo Fantastique, and composition of The Decameron - Third Day: IX (page 2 for all).
At the 11th hour,
dash to the University of California at
Library to encounter the Dmitri Shostakovich Theme and Variations in Bb Major, Op. 3, and study first page of same.
Birthday celebration for Harriet at
Tisha's with Tom, down from Walla Walla.
We take a stroll along the Vallejo
then return for
dinner and desert.
The day (high 66)
and review of Quiz 7 material for the Theoreticians, plus continuing imaginative Student Compositions of Round 2,
to begin score-study of Bela Bartok's Orchestral Suite No. 1 (Op. 3) and Igor Stravinsky's Scherzo Fantastique (Op. 3),
and Vallejo-wise with
H.M.P. for the festivities. Upon return, we take in videos and various adventures -- late that evening, begin composing The Decameron - Third Day: IX. Gillette of Narbonne Craves Bertrand de Roussillon.
to J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 140 ("Wachet Auf")" for Dictation and Board Harmony, followed by stupendous student compositions.
Another brief stroll (third day this month of summer, with a high of 70), lunch,
and a wonderful meandering drive in
Franklin Canyon, and
floweringly in th
to grade papers and greet Harriet,
before heading back for the evening class, where we proceed brazenly through the Baroque, looking ahead to matters Classical and Early Romantic, specifically...
C Melodic Minor Scale
Three Flats Bb - Eb - Ab
Ascending C D Eb F G A-natural B-natural C
Descending D Bb Ab G F Eb D C.
Four Typical Movements in a Symphony
Exposition Development Recapitulation
A B A'
II. Theme and Variations
A A' A" ...
III. Theme and Variations
A B A
ab cd ab
(N.B. the first a and b, plus c and d, tend to be immediately repeated)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Early - Classical
Middle - Typical
Late - Romantic
 F.J. Haydn - Symphony No. 94 ("Surprise"): II
 W.A. Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5 ("Turkish"): III
 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5: I
 Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique: V. Dream of a Witches' Sabbath
 Frederic Chopin - Piano Prelude in E Minor
 Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto: Quartet
Out with Doug and Owen thereafter, and home to finish The Decameron - Third Day: VIII (34 pages total).