Presentation Title

P-41 Documentation of William Huber, Jr. Collection at The Library of Congress and Its Namesake; Musical Composition Fostering and Efficiency Project

Presenter Information

Kenneth Logan, Andrews University

Presenter Status

Professor of Music, Department of Music

Preferred Session

Poster Session

Start Date

30-10-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

30-10-2015 3:00 PM

Presentation Abstract

In June 2015 I travelled to a rural part of British Columbia, Canada for the express purpose of creating music within its highly-conducive environment, an aspect of my AU FRG-sponsored activity. I composed mostly outside, sitting in a pasture with an ebb-and-flow of some 30 alpacas and three horses, often pausing to soak in the inspiring environment and to exercise (including bicycle riding in the pasture). On average, I composed for approximately 55 hours per week for about three weeks. This process was extraordinarily productive (even while mostly done less efficiently with pencil and paper instead of with computer and keyboard), yielding drafts of approximately two dozen new musical works. The major aspect was creating musical drafts for the There Is set of four anthems for SAB voices and organ, which have been edited, computer entered, and submitted for publication consideration. Overall, I wrote for several choral combinations (Soprano I/Soprano II/Alto I/Alto II, for example), with some emphasis on texts by Christina Rossetti. Finally, I drafted two organ solo compositions anticipating my participation as organist in the 2015 General Conference Session.

Acknowledgments

This project is funded by a Faculty Research Grant.

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P-41 Documentation of William Huber, Jr. Collection at The Library of Congress and Its Namesake; Musical Composition Fostering and Efficiency Project

In June 2015 I travelled to a rural part of British Columbia, Canada for the express purpose of creating music within its highly-conducive environment, an aspect of my AU FRG-sponsored activity. I composed mostly outside, sitting in a pasture with an ebb-and-flow of some 30 alpacas and three horses, often pausing to soak in the inspiring environment and to exercise (including bicycle riding in the pasture). On average, I composed for approximately 55 hours per week for about three weeks. This process was extraordinarily productive (even while mostly done less efficiently with pencil and paper instead of with computer and keyboard), yielding drafts of approximately two dozen new musical works. The major aspect was creating musical drafts for the There Is set of four anthems for SAB voices and organ, which have been edited, computer entered, and submitted for publication consideration. Overall, I wrote for several choral combinations (Soprano I/Soprano II/Alto I/Alto II, for example), with some emphasis on texts by Christina Rossetti. Finally, I drafted two organ solo compositions anticipating my participation as organist in the 2015 General Conference Session.