Amazon now has audio samples up for each of the Vespers tracks. The CD has also been bouncing up and down the sales rank (#45,000 to 15K to 26K to 10K, who knows what these numbers mean), but tending higher and higher. A buddy told me he saw it as high as 3,000-something. (That’s just to let you know that it wasn’t me looking it up, like, ha ha ha, I would do that, yeah right, me, checking my own stats on Amazon c’mon how lame is that.) But from six to the low four digits in a week, not bad… it’s also #42 in new classical releases… it’s also listed under the, what?, historical period of 1770-1830; okay, if they were going to kill me off, couldn’t they at least have made me a dead Renaissance composer? Oh, look at that, James MacMillan’s in this group, too. All right, I’ll take it. One day it’s “Temporarily out of stock,” and the next it’s “Only 4 left in stock—order soon (more on the way).” That’s good, yes? And no used CDs available, just new ones. Well I know that’s got to be good. Not like I check or anything.
4 Feb. O Thou Who Camest from Above, St. Margaret Mary, Westwood, Mass.
4 Feb. Meditation on Freu dich sehr, Kurt Knecht, St. Paul’s Episcopal, Kansas City
7 Feb. New York Choral Society, interviewing composer Frank Ticheli and conductor David Hayes for the East Coast premiere of the Ticheli Symphony No. 3 “The Shore,” New York Public Library
27 Feb. Reflection. Ethel Geist, AGO Tuesday Noon Recital, Abington Presbyterian Church, PA
1 Mar. The Consolation of Apollo. Verdigris Ensemble, Brown Middle School, Forney, TX
2 Mar. The Consolation of Apollo. Verdigris Ensemble, St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Plano, TX
4 Mar. The Consolation of Apollo. Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas
27 Apr. The Consolation of Apollo. Verdigris Ensemble, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Space Exhibit, Dallas
30 May. The Consolation of Apollo. The 24, University of York, Robert Hollingworth, cond. UK premiere
3 Jun. Susquehanna. Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra
23-34 Jun. New Work. Relâche
30 Jun. The Arc in the Sky. The Crossing