This morning was another reading session with the Musicians Accord ensemble at CCNY. The group read down a further-revised version of “In the dark pine-wood” (Boy, that’s cropped up a few times lately, hasn’t it?) and a new gymnopdedie that I couldn’t resist titling “James Noppedy” after David poked fun at my lazily titled first draft on which I couldn’t be bothered to type more than “Gymn” (David took one look at it and said, “Jim? Who’s Jim?”).
I also sang a revised version of Eric Taxier’s “The Creation of the Night Sky”, which is particularly lovely, and an extension of Casey Hale’s “Todesfuge”. It’s always fun reading through new songs. Sight reading before noon is a challenge, but the good kind.