Introducing students as the featured entertainment at the annual Daniel Webster Society dinner.
Looking at this photo, I think I have enough swag on my lapels and in my breast pocket, no?
In the midst of all the Circus Harmony composing, I thought I might share my Op. 2.
I was 16 and 1/2 years old.
”Prelude and Hymn” for piano.
And it’s awful. Just bloody awful imitation of Bach. Breaking all the master’s rules. Plus it’s uninteresting.
I think I wrote this for a music theory course in high school, but then I thought I took that in my senior year, and this would have been written in my junior year at Lee’s Summit High School.
Anyhow, sound file is below if anyone can stomach it.
Fifteen years ago this month. In Banff. I was meeting in Calgary with Canadian tour planners about Ball State University Singers’ upcoming trip to China.
My dear friends Karyn and Cindy welcomed a son to their home in 1999. Shelby is now a student at Temple University.
Twenty years ago this month, I stood with his parents and others at his baptism in Kansas City.
These are special and dear people.
In the photo, Karyn and Cindy are just to the right of center, and I’m on the left of center in the red tie.