January 31 - Hail, High-Water

Cacophonous crystaline concatenations

(just .02 precip, however, for a total 12.24 since July 1),

on the 31st day of spring, high down 3 to 57,

finishing the editing of Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel: 1918 - Martin Carl Johannes Werfel / Hulda Reserl / Hermine Moos, Op. 232, No. 40 (7 pages total),

putting up Spectral Preludes,

Op. 38,

at The International Music Score Library Project,

with a late-night run to

UC Davis for research re The Opus Project presents Opus 38: Love Dream (8pm, February 27, 2016, Diablo Valley College Music, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA),









January 30 - The Opus Project presents Opus 37

Opus 37
8pm, Saturday, January 30, 2016
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)   
     Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37 (1803)
          I. Allegro con brio

Ludwig Thuille (1861-1907)       
     Two Piano Pieces, Op. 37 (1906)
          II. Burla

Alexander Gretchaninoff (1864-1956)   
     Two Piano Pieces, Op. 37 (1905)
          II. Prelude

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)       
     Five Songs, Op. 37 (1902)
          I. The First Kiss (Johan Ludvig Runeberg, 1804-1877)

          Harriet March Page, Mezzo-Soprano / Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Erik Satie (1866-1925)       
     Nocturne No. 2 (1919, orch. 2016, John Veitch, b. 1989)

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Enrique Granados (1867-1916)   
     Two Dances, Op. 37 (1915)
          I. Danza Lenta

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949)       
     Lethe, Op. 37 (1926)


Albert Roussel (1869-1937)       
     Psalm 80, Op. 37 (1928)

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Paul Juon (1872-1940)       
     Rhapsody for Piano Quartet, Op. 37 (1906)
          I. Moderato

          The Opus Project Piano Quartet

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)   
     Four Preludes, Op. 37 (1903)   
          III. Andante (B Major)

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)   
     All-Night Vigil ("Vespers"), Op. 37 (1915)
          I. O Come, Let Us Worship

Gustav Holst (1874-1934)       
     The Hymn of Jesus, Op. 37 (1917)
          I. Prelude

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)   
     String Quartet No. 4, Op. 37 (1936)

          The Opus Project String Quartet

Leonardo de Lorenzo (1875-1962)   
     Pizzica-Pizzica, Op. 37 (1931)


Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)   
     Partita in Eight Movements (D Major) for Harmonium, Op. 37 (1905)
          I. Entrada

Cyril Scott (1879-1970)       
     Two Piano Pieces, Op. 37 (1904)
          I. At Dawn

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Walter Braunfels (1882-1954)   
     Grosse Messe, Op. 37 (1926)
          I. Kyrie

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)       
     Histoire du Soldat (1918)
          I. March

          Harriet March Page, Voice / The Opus Project Histoire Ensemble

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)   
     Demeter, Cantata for Voice, Choir and Orchestra, Op. 37 (1917)

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957)       
     String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 37
          III. Scherzo: Allegro

Ernst Toch (1887-1965)       
     Divertimento for String Duet, Op. 37 (1925)
          I. Spirited


Fartein Valen (1887-1952)        
     Violin Concerto, Op. 37 (1940)
          Allegro moderato

          Lawrence Hwang, Violin / The Opus Project Orchestra

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)       
     The Flaming Angel, Op. 37 (1923)

          Lawrence Hwang, Violin / The Opus Project Orchestra

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)       
     Piano Music, Op. 37, Part II: Set of Short Pieces (1927)
          XII. Slow and Tender

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Paul Creston (1906-1985)       
     Psalm 23, Op. 37 (1945)


Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)   
     The Human Comedy, Op. 37
          (1934, Honore de Balzac, 1799-1850, La Comédie humaine, 1842)
          II. Overture

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)       
     Die Natali, Op. 37 (1960)

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)       
     Vijag, Op. 37 (1946)

          Feona Lee Jones and Mark Alburger, Pianos

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)   
     The Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37 (1946, Ronald Duncan, 1914-1982,
          after Le Viol de Lucrèce, 1931, by André Obey, 1892-1974)

Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987)   
     Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 37 (1949)
          I. With Motion

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)   
     Milena, Op. 37 (1971, Franz Kafka, 1883-1924, letters [1920-1923]
          to Milena Jesenska, 1896-1944)


Malcolm Arnold (b. 1921)       
     Divertimento for Flute, Oboe, and Clarinet, Op. 37 (1952)
          I. Allegro energico

          Alan Kingsley, Flute / Stardust, Oboe / Peter Brown, Clarinet

George Crumb (b. 1929)       
     Dream Sequence (Images II) (1976)
          Cidadia Coda

Steve Reich (b. 1936)           
     City Life (1995)
          I. Check It Out

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)       
     At a Photo Shop, Op. 37 (1989)       

          Mark Alburger, Tenor / Feona Lee Jones, Piano


Mark Alburger                    Music Director and Conductor
Michael Stubblefield                    Associate Music Director and Conductor

Piccolo / Flute
Alan Kingsley


Peter Brown

Michael Garvey

Sultan Molaib

Bob Satterford

Scott Sterling

Aaron Wallace

Harriet March Page

Mark Alburger

John Veitch

Mark Alburger
Feona Lee Jones
John Veitch

Ken Crawford

Violin I
Lawrence Hwang

Violin II
Kat Walsh

Donna Ashley

Young June Kim
Aaron Urton

Michael Stubblefield

OPUS 38: Love Dream
8pm, Saturday, February 27, 2016,
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA
A Multi-Media Event, with The Opus Project Orchestra

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)            The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 (1900)
Ludwig Thuille (1861-1907)             Symphonischer Festmarsch, Op. 38 (1907)
Alexander Gretchaninoff (1864-1956)            Piano Trio No.1, Op.38 (1906)
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)            In the Night, Op. 38, No. 3 (1904)
Enrique Granados (1867-1916)        Marche Militaire, Op. 38 (1915)
Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949)            The Dark Kingdom, Op. 38 (1930)
Albert Roussel (1869-1937)            Jazz in the Night, Op. 38 (1928)
Hugo Alfven (1872-1960)            Elégie (At Emil Sjögren's Funeral), Op. 38 (1918)
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)            Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 38 (1939)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)                Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 38 (1923)
Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)            Church of Leaves, Op. 38 (1916)
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)            Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 38 (1925)   
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)            Love and Hate, Op. 38 (1934)   
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)            Piano Concerto, Op. 38 (1962)
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)            Mazert Nman Rehan, Op. 38 (1944)
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)        Occasional Overture, Op. 38 (1946)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)            Spectral Preludes, Op. 38 (1989)


Another impressive show, with a nice 1111 1111 3pf Perc 11121 balance -- the day (high yet again 60, 30th of spring - continuing a rondoesque temp succession, the last 10 days since January 21 of 60-55-60-60-62-60-64-60-61-60... ABAACADAEA) beginning with finishing videos for show and preparing the program,

then heading southwest,

somewhere in the mix keeping track of editing first three pages re Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel: 1918 - Martin Carl Johannes Werfel / Hulda Reserl / Hermine Moos, Op. 232, No. 40.

January 29 - In Favor

Withdraw funds from the automated teller, which reports a negative balance, instead of a substatially positive one -- wondering what's up, call, learn that last DVC deposit has not been credited, go to the scene of the negligence, and after some due process, situation reasonably rectified... will still have to correct unjust overdraft penalties, and good luck re financial institution compensating for terribly important time lost...

Off to Cybercopy, preparing for The Opus Project presents Opus 37: Fired Up! (8pm, Saturday, January 30, Diablo Valley College Music, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA),

head back to Harriet for a supply run, and edit Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel: 1917 - Franz Werfel, Op. 232, No. 39 (7 pages total), somewhere over this 29th day of spring, high 61, .22 more precip (12.22 since July 1)...

January 28 - Work, Work, Work -- The Sights

Quiz 1 --

Treble Clef (the examples drawn from African and Asian traditional musics) --

for the Diablo Valley College Music Theoreticians, and everyone who takes it (29 total) does marvelously.





foggy /


sunny morning commute,







after, paperwork up at the Arts Division,




Harriet at the

Cordelia Mexican Grill,


homeward to eventually discover

with her the

Thomas Ravenscroft Three Ravens / 

Twa Corbies. 


Corvus [Latin "Raven"] corax [Greek "Crow"]
Tres Corvus / Trois Corbeaux [Latin / French]
Twa Corbies [Scottish - the tres / trois / three turning into twa / two!]


Also edit Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel: 1916 - Manon Gropius, Op. 232, No. 38 (9 pages total), on the 28th day of spring, the high manifesting an even larger rondo now since January 21 of 60-55-60-60-62-60-63-60 (ABAACADA)...