Wednesday, December 23, 2009

There's something truly cathartic about writing for yourself (when you have the technique to do it...that is). No concessions to feasibility, no concern about whether or not a player can easily manage what you're writing. The only worry is whether it sounds good to your own ears (and frankly...that's a big enough worry for anybody).

Psalm 2: Lamah Rageshu Goyim. A 10-voice bitonal choral setting of a psalm already made famous in settings by Handel and Leonard Bernstein. So intimidating to compare to that I put off setting it for six months (what am I going to do when I get to Psalm 23?) Hopefully this one will be wrapped up by Christmas Day. 2 down, 148 to go.

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