February 19 - Whatever We Do...
...We've just done it again, beginning with off to DVC on this certainly-beneficial-in-some-ways foreshortened week -- with Purcell's Dido and Aeneas: When I Am Laid in Earth for Dictation, Keyboard-Solfege, and Board Harmony. At some point, present videos of Suite ("Sol[ar]"): XI. Pluto (November) and XII. Comets (December) to underwhelming response, meritting a re-thinking of the presentation for Opus 2: determining that the latter may suffice, but with more explaination as to the increasing grand pauses....
Home under more turbulent
skies to grade papers,
returning for the evening's Historical Progression from Ghirardello de Firenze's Tosto che l'alba to Palestrina's Pope Marcellus Mass, looking ahead as below to the Baroque...
D Major - Two Sharps - F and C
D E F# G A B C# D
A Major - Three Sharps - F, C, and G
A B C# D E F# G#
E Major - Four Sharps - F, C, G, and D
E F# G# A B C# D# E
Three Typical Baroque Genres
Aria (Duo, Trio, Etc)
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Weimar - Organ Music
Cothen - Instrumental Music
Leipzig - Choral Music
 Claudio Monteverdi- Vespers: I.Deus in Adjutorium (God in the House)
 Heinrich Schutz - Saul, Saul
 Henry Purcell - Dido and Aeneas: Dido's Lament (When I Am Laid in Earth)
 Antonio Vivaldi - Gloria: I. Gloria
 G.F. Handel - Messiah: Hallelujah
 J.S. Bach - Organ Fugue in G Minor ("Little")
The typical outing with Owen and Doug, then a late return to compose The Decameron - Third Day: VIII, page 28.