— that I’m disheartened by whatever’s going on with my hands, and I’ve been writing chords in on my score of “Rodelinda” to keep working on music. Some time ago, I finished a project whereby I took four Senesino arias from that opera, transcribed their intros, and then worked them up into three different verions in styles like jazz, ragtime, swing, tango, gospel rock, late Romantic, etc. It was a lot of fun, and I think it turned out great.
And I sort of mulled the idea in the back of my head of doing the same thing with the whole damned opera, from the first note to the last, including all recitativi. So I started writing in the chords, and even just that is fun.
I won’t stop with the harp by any means, but … it’s just been a bit of a black cloud. 😦 And I want to do something that’s just weird and self-contained, and that will satisfy no one but me. I mean, no one else on the planet is going to care about anything this strange except me, so it’ll be a nice way to have some private fun. 🙂