The Talented M. Dale Prins
Posted 03 October 2007 - 03:11 PM
Dale, can you provide me with any words of wisdom on this piece that I can tell my bell director?
Posted 16 September 2008 - 11:52 AM
M. Dale, determined to read all threads written in A&F about handbells in the year he's been gone, all one of them
Posted 16 September 2008 - 12:02 PM
Is your hiatus now over? Please say yes. I like seeing the titles of your handbell threads in the topic titles!
Posted 16 September 2008 - 12:40 PM
Posted 16 September 2008 - 12:45 PM
The reason I took the hiatus was that I simply didn't have the time to post in A&F with being a stay-at-home dad to B. Dale, composing and arranging handbell music, directing a handbell choir, working on financial websites, and recovering from a semi-cross-country move to Chicagoish. While (other than moving) all of the above still applies, and worse -- I'm directing handbell choirs at *two* churches, I have *more* financial websites I'm updating -- I also have the resources of this wonderful thing called "preschool," which gives me four (and in November six) free hours a week that I didn't have before.
But the main impetus is the death of DFW, which has really shaken me up, much more than I would have expected, and made me realize that this sort of community -- one that asks hard questions and values intelligence and creativity in the answers -- that this sort of community is something I don't really have in my brick & mortar life (outside of superclose family), and that it's something that I ought to be able to carve out a small bit of time for, regardless of how busy I may be.
So I'm back, more or less, with the caveat that my posts will probably be pretty minimal as I try to get back into the baby swing of things.
Posted 16 September 2008 - 01:21 PM
Just for you, in the next couple days I'll have to post my major music project of the past year, "The London Underground": 12 movements, 30 minutes or so, handbells and handchimes and string orchestra and piano. It's already been picked up for publication -- a shock, since I thought the length and the instrumentation would make it too inaccessible.
Edited by M. Dale Prins, 16 September 2008 - 01:23 PM.