March 5 - Ayes of...
DVC for Week 8 Day 2 of Music Theory, with brief video excerpts from Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde and Georges Bizet's Carmen, with the Dictation / Board Harmony on Giuseppe Verdi's Aida: Triumphal Entry, and imaginative Student Compositions of Round 2.
course for the residence, writing page 7 of The Decameron - Third Day: IX and score-studying Dmitri Shostakovich's Theme and Variations in Bb Major (6 -- have learned that our string quartet for The Opus Project has parts for Samuel Barber's Dover Beach) and finishing same for Benjamin Britten's A Boy Was Born: Theme. Blitz out to the evening class, with technogical challenges -- initially no sound from the laptop (the old toothpick trick -- pencil, really -- fixes it), then same lack for the stereo system (determined by borrowing Sidiq's computer). Doug to the rescue, with external speakers, and while he sets them up, there's evidently time to repair to the car, picking up the ones used for various shows (including the Opus Project series). By return, DVC back-up system has materialized, though unconnected -- figure, might as well use the known quantity, but, no, the power chord is not in evidence (Harvey-like, it re-appears after class), so, proceed to connect the unknown situation, and, thankfully, it all works.
With no time to spare, romp through a repertory from F.J. Haydn's Symphony No. 45 ("Farewell") to Verdi's Rigoletto: Quartet, looking forward to later Romanticism next week.
C Chromatic Scale
C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C (Up)
C B Bb A Ab G Gb F E Eb D Db C (Down)
(N.B. accidentals in front of noteheads on staff
"Middle C-sharp" is written "#o" on the first ledger line below in treble clef)
Instruments in an Orchestra
 Richard Wagner - Gotterdammerung: Finale
 Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 4: III
 Giacomo Puccini - La Boheme: Act II
 Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 1: III
 Claude Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
 Scott Joplin - Maple Leaf Rag
Afterwards, show Alan Kingsley the video made of his CityCorpCrap, and he likes it. Head out with Owen and Doug after, then home late, receiving a link from Alan re the Infinite Corporate Bullshit Generator website. Generate three texts from this, lateral over to a couple of Infinite Music Generator sites, then begin Infinite Corporeal Music Generator, Op. 210.