Well, I am totally STOKED, to use an Australianism I never use, but which expresses my delight rather well. The first recording for my RPM project is in! And it’s WONDERFUL.
Charles Turner has sent me the recording of the tiny song I wrote for him, To Fortune. It uses a text by Robert Herrick, which I posted here a little while back. I was quite pleased with the song when I did it – and especially considering that when I started it it was 2 in the morning and my initial verdict was that while it wasn’t terrible, it was deeply embarrassing. But I salvaged it and sent it off, and I think Charles’ lovely performance shows that I was right to do so. He’s captured some lovely nuances in there and I’m totally thrilled beyond words with it.
In other RPM news (because I’ve been a little slow with the updates the past few days, having a lovely friend to stay), I finished and sent off Rob’s trombone piece yesterday. I’m pretty pleased with it. And he seems to think it’s all technically possible, although I’ve left rather small gaps to put in/remove the mute – looking forward to seeing what he does with it.
So there’s just one piece to go – Shana’s lever harp piece. This one may be just scraping in as I won’t be able to do anything on it till Monday. But I’m hoping I can get it done in time.
And today I sent Diabolus off to the New Lens Concert Series call for scores for piano trio or subset thereof. I hope they like it – it would be lovely to hear a proper performance of that one.
Anyway, if you haven’t already, listen to Charles singing his song! It’s fabulous!