Category Archives: Albumleaves

“The Shepheardes Calender — September”

Albumleaf 144: September 20, 2018 (Bologna) Diggon Dauie travels to a far-off land in search of fortune, but finds instead a den of treachery and sin and loses all his sheep.

“Little Vanishing World 5 (Cloud Garden)”

Albumleaf 143: September 11, 2018 (Bologna) Because the world has been clamoring for more atonal miniatures, I’ve decided, after a seven-year hiatus, to return to my Little Vanishing World series.  Buon ascolto!  

“Dorian Rings”

Albumleaf 142: September 5, 2018 (Bologna) Normally I like process music about as much as I liked processed food. But every once in a while, if you fool around with it and don’t follow the directions, it can be okay.  

“The Shepheardes Calender — August”

Albumleaf 141: August 19, 2018 (New York City) Willye convinces Perigot to participate in a singing contest in which Perigot will provide the undersongs to his “roundelay.” Cuddie declares the two shepherds of equal merit and sings a lament by Collin.

“Etude (RH 4-5)”

Albumleaf 140: July 31, 2018 (Granville) Had to record this one before my right elbow fell off.  Ravel quote for music geeks.  

“Dormiveglia”

Albumleaf 139: July 22, 2018 (Granville) I’ve got as much swing in me as a Corelli concerto grosso.  But I’ll take those harmonies thank you, jazz. P.S.  In English, the best you can do for the title is “drowsiness.”  

“The Shepheardes Calender — Julye”

Albumleaf 138: July 20, 2018 (Granville) Thomalin in the valley and Morrell on the hill debate the merits of tending their flocks down low or up high.   (Listen closely for the sly fox.)  

“Winding Down After A Big One”

Albumleaf 137: July 5, 2018 (Bologna) Chillaxin’.

“Plier Tree Revisited (Odin at the Spring)”

Albumleaf 136: July 3, 2018 (Bologna) If ever a title required explanation, this is it. Back in November 2012, I began writing an Albumleaf inspired by Mooney Warther’s wooden sculpture “Plier Tree” (pictured below). I quickly became mired in “masterpiece mode,” completing page after page of sketches, throwing away music, starting and restarting, and so […]

“The Shepheardes Calender — June”

In this installment, Colin isn’t feeling too summery after Rosalind’s rejection and despite Hobbinol’s entreaties. Albumleaf 135: June 10, 2018 (Bologna)