12.07.2011

Finals, Joe-Joes, and Black Tea

Poltoratsky... serious dude!
I am almost done with finals! This quarter has definitely been full, what with Music in the Humanities, applications for PhD graduate school, 15 credits, and all those trips to San Francisco. Last night I worked on a paper for Counterpoint class with Dr. Jonathan Middleton about the fugues in Viktor Poltoratsky's 24 Preludes and Fugues for Piano. It took a while to get all the historical background and analysis in order. I was able to listen to both of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier sets and Pavek Novák's 24 Preludes and Fugues, making my total working time at least more than 5.7 hours according to iTunes. This morning and afternoon I put the finishing touches on it with examples and page numbers. I'm excited to look over it with Dr. Middleton next quarter to see if I can expand it to include the preludes and see if I can enter it in something. Last thing before Christmas bliss is a paper on the culture of the St. Columba Antiphons from the Inchcolm Antiphoner of 1340 for Jane's Medieval Era class. The first paper is very analysis heavy, and this one will be more historical context heavy. I am so looking forward to relaxing with Jessica and Numi when this is all over. Let the Feast begin!
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