I was going to post a choral anthem for a competition today, but I’ve realised judging hasn’t happened yet. I don’t want to accidentally disqualify myself by compromising anonymity, so you’ll have to wait a little longer.
I am hoping to have more compositions and arrangements to post this year. As an experiment, I am planning to spend ten hours per week composing, starting on 7th January. There will be weeks where this isn’t possible and weeks I will take off, of course. But I hope that taking this approach, based more on process than on competition deadlines, will allow me to develop my skills and work on a greater range of material.
To start with I intend to finish harmonising the thirty hymn tunes I wrote in November 2012, and write down one or two of the organ voluntaries I have improvised recently. That should take me to the end of January, at which point I can review my plan.