12:30 pm: I slept later than I would have wished, but have been productive nonetheless.
I’m slogging away at transferring the vocals, piano, and strings to the Ayr template. Sometimes this is a piece of cake, others not so much. It will amuse those who know the piece that “10. Blake Leads a Walk on the Milky Way” took forever. Not only are there thousands of time signature changes, but there are embedded, invisible key changes from C major to A minor. If you paste in material that switches from C maj. to A min., the new piece will transpose the differences. Not a problem: you can insert the invisible key change and tell it to transpose, and all is back to normal. But still.
When I got to “Marmalade Man Makes a Dance To Mend Us,” I went ahead and orchestrated the whole thing, since the whole thing was flute/recorder/clarinet/bassoon, and pizzicato cello and bass. This is the exception however: in the “big three,” the amount of divisi I had in the strings is disheartening. I’ll have to find a way to cover/redistribute that sound.
All of that’s in the future—O lucky me!—and I should be done by Vespers.
Oh yes, we’re having Vespers.
At the moment, however, I’m in the middle of a hot tub break. I popped out to make a note in Ego & the Dynamic Ground on some thoughts I had in meditation.
2:45 pm: I’m done with William Blake’s Inn, at least the easy part. I’m now going to set that aside and play in the couple hours I have remaining to me.
I could start reconstructing A Christmas Carol, but that would be boring. There’s also Simon’s Dad, but that’s too major. So I think I’m going to play around with some more piano pieces, tentatively called Five Easier Pieces, because I at least plan for them to be easier than the Six Fugues.