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On trying to be productive….

Oscar Wilde considered that life itself could be a work of art but, as he acknowledged in De Profundis, he put a little too much of his genius into his life. His art, in consequence, suffered.  In Humphrey Carpenter’s biography of Benjamin Britten, he describes how a lady in the composer’s entourage (I forget who) protected Britten from some of…

Hoopla Sheet Music Launches

My educational music is now available in three places: at www.8notes.com with a yearly subscription (some items currently available for free), at www.sheetmusicplus.com and at a new website www.hooplasheetmusic.com. Especially popular this year has been a new suite of 10 Christmas works in jazzy styles: We Wish You a Jazzy Christmas. These are available in two collections for trumpet and…