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Tanya and Scott Go to the UK: Part 7

I may be one of the last composers who still writes with a pencil and paper. Since we're moving to England this month, we had to get rid of a lot of things, and many boxes of my scribblings were…

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Greatest Hits from the Twenties


1520's and 1620's: Doubling Choirs

During the first 200 years of the viola's existence, it was doing mostly what it was invented to do: doubling vocal parts. Now, more than 500 years later, many believe the viola is still the…

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The Composer's (Holy?) Intentions

Originally posted on 1/31/20 as 'Artist-in-Residence' for the American Viola Society:

People seem to like an agreed-upon authority to magnify their already pre-existing opinions. 

Whether cherry-picking from the Constitution or the bible, it's not merely their own little opinion now---…

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