Just a quick post tonight: I’m in the middle of working on the climactic moment from “Blake Leads a Walk on the Milky Way,” itself the centerpiece of the entire A Visit to William Blake’s Inn. So far, so good. It’s only taken me an hour to write three and a half measures.
If I would actually sit down and tinker at the keyboard and write this stuff down, it would take me half the time it does to input something into Finale, listen to it, tweak it, listen to it, etc, etc. Still, my musings from my Moleskine have come in quite handy for this bit.
Later: All right, an hour and a half, and I think I’ve got a good grip on it. Here’s a link to an .mp3 file of those four measures. I don’t know if this will work for you, but it works in my browser, Firefox. There are couple of moments of silence at the beginning, in prep for the pickup notes.
The lyrics are:
“I shall garland my room,” said the tiger,
“with a few of these emerald lights.”
“I shall give up sleeping forever,” I said.
“I shall never part day from night.”