Upcoming Performance – 25 March 2012

Victoria’s choral group, Vox Humana (a truly exceptional group conducted by Brian Wismath) will be performing my Jesu Dulcis Memoria at their Sacred Sounds concert on the 25th of March 2012 at St. Paul’s Historic Naval and Garrison Church (1379 Esquimalt Rd, Esquimalt, BC).

Details about for concert can be found on Vox Humana’s website.

Upcoming performance – Ave Maria

I haven’t updated this page in ages, but since I have a few upcoming performances, I figure it’s worth updating! My three-part Ave Maria will be sung at the 10:00 Mass at Saint John the Evangelist Anglican Catholic Church on Sunday October 23rd. They are located at 990 Falmouth Road, Victoria, BC. It is my home church and a great group of people.

Unfortunately, I will not be there as I am in Seattle for the month. I have a new baby (my first!) and my husband is at sea, so baby Edmund, the dogs, and I are staying with my parents and visiting family and friends.

Sibelius 6

Great news! I got the latest version of Sibelius for Christmas. I haven’t had a lot of time to look at it because it’s complete chaos here with family visiting for the holidays and all, but so far it looks beautiful and it works much better than my old version two. On top of that, my husband bought me a grand upright piano for Christmas (hopefully the next door neighbours won’t mind as the piano is against the common wall). Now I think I can say I’m really ready for the new year.

New wind ensemble arrangement

Well I suppose I have kept my promise and not updated very much now, have I?

Lately I’ve been working on arranging one of my choral pieces for one of the wind ensembles I play in. It has been an interesting project — especially since after writing a percussion part, Sibelius decided to crash on me before I managed to save it. On the bright side of things, I think the re-written part was an improvement on the original version. All I really have remaining is to format it, create the parts, and format those so they look pretty. And of course print it all.

Unfortunately for me, printing is the hardest part. Normally that’s not difficult, but the last year or so, a bug has come up in Sibelius that doesn’t allow me to print music! It might have something to do with the fact that I’m still using version 2 (and they’re now up to version 6). I print the pages and they all come out blank! The same thing happens if I save it as a PDF — it saves as that many blank pages. Definitely an odd bug. I’m probably going to upgrade in the next month or two so that I don’t have to keep saving things as a Scorch webpage and THEN printing. I’m not too keen on doing that for every single individual instrument part!

So aside from the few technical issues, all is going well. I’m dedicating this piece to my grandfather who passed away in early September — right around the time that I decided to write it and did the bulk of my work on it. It’s just too bad he won’t be around to hear it.

Hello!

I figured it might be fun to have a blog on my page just in case anybody is bored and cares. Or is bored and doesn’t care. Either way. I will probably update very infrequently when musically interesting things happen in my life (or when the dog does funny things). Thanks for stopping by!

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