Good morning, and Happy Easter!
It is amazing to me that my poor neglected blog is still here after all this time. It just goes to show that nothing every really goes away on the internet. So much has happened since my last update! There has been a wedding, and a new job, a hard drive crash, and even a little bit of music sprinkled here and there.
The hard drive crash was particularly devastating. I did not lose everything, as I had a backup from about a year before, but I lost a lot of my new work and all of the electronic files of the project described below. It took place a week before the wedding, so needless to say I am still rebuilding the files and archives as the wedding was my first priority!
I have continued on a project started many months ago with an artist in the Boston area – we have been working steadily for almost 8 months now and it is nearing completion! The artist I’m working with is an inspired visionary who strives to bring to the stage an Oratorio based upon various religious figures and happenings. His first work, Behold, shows the Passion of Christ from the view of the women in his life. This new work shows the first Christmas Nativity from the visions of St. Francis. We hope to have the work completed in time to perform it this December!
This project, along with the new job and adjusting to married life, has taken most of my time lately. I am very pleased to say, though, that a piece I composed for our wedding turned out spectacularly and I am looking to send it to a publisher as soon as I can choose a few other pieces to go with it.
I write this with the hope that I will actually remember to continue sharing my thoughts and experiences with you. It is too late to be my Lenten Discipline, but it is never too late to start again!
Cheers, and thank you for reading.