I often find myself very tired when I come back from Aberdeen, and my most recent trip was no exception. I’ve also been very busy with composing projects: a setting of ‘O Nata Lux’ for a workshop in Aberdeen later this month, a few things for various competitions, oh, and trying to get to grips with the whole PhD thing.
This week has been mainly about preparing for the West Gallery course at Benslow Music Centre this weekend, which Francis Roads asked me to lead in his stead as he is recovering from a virus which has rendered him unable to sing. I’m just about sorted now — I need to print some quotes before I go, and figure out what to pack — and looking forward to the weekend.
I have a commission to work on for St Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral in Aberdeen, another Aberdeen-based comission that looks like being quite collaborative, and next week, if all goes well, I’ll be doing some campaigning for the first Kickstarter I’ve ever been involved in! It’s a project I’m quite excited about; watch this space. I guess commissions are a bit like buses: nothing for ages, and then several turn up at once.