There is a performance of Everyone Sang coming up this weekend at St. Bride’s, Fleet Street, the third outing for this piece. I have written before that the first performance is easy, the second much more difficult. I suppose that the third means that the work has “entered the repertoire”, and it is great to know that more and more of my pieces are getting to that stage nowadays. If you happen to be near the church on Sunday morning, then please do pop along, alternatively there will probably be a podcast of the service in due course.
I should also mention that the evening service at Bride’s will feature the Responses by Matthew Martin, a composer whose work I have written about before. Our compositional paths have followed similar routes, and he is a very fine writer, so I am pleased to mention his work as well.
This morning I have sent out my monthly newsletter and taken the opportunity to clear up a couple of tiny details in the score of I Hear, And Am Elated, which will go into rehearsal with the Malcolm Sargent Festival Choir next week in preparation for a performance at St. John’s, Smith Square in March. This piece is probably nearly into double figures in terms of performances, especially as the choir took it on tour to Holland a couple of years ago, but, if memory serves correctly, we have not done it since then, so it will be interesting to see how it sounds after a break.
I have also fired off a few copies of This Joyful Eastertide to various people in the hopes of having it performed over – erm – Easter this year. As always, the more performances the better.
As for work, I have been fairly productive today, although it is still only day one of the latest regime. Still, it is good to be ahead of things and not to have to fret over deadlines and the like.