Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Into orbit

Back in the saddle with the concert band; we began work on some of Holst's planets. We've always enjoyed the Planet Suite, and now we are immersed in it. We started with "Jupiter" and "Mars", both of which have me and my fellow clarinets beavering away on many fronts. And we have yet to get our hands on "Venus", "Saturn", and didn't delve into the problematic "Uranus." (Cue Beavis and Butthead chortling). A satisfying few months lie ahead before the spring concert.
Poor old clarinet broke a spring on the F sharp key; I thought she was a goner. Fortunately the repair folks were open, having a slow day, and cheerfully fixed it. Back to the speedy sixteenth notes...


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