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Yes, Melissa, there is a Santa Claus

Posted in Preparing Parts by kschnack on January 16, 2010

In the past couple of weeks as we have pushed through the final edits of Moldydow and the Vlasts, DSO Assistant Librarian Melissa Rogers has exhorted me — only half kidding — to “please make it stop!”  We’ve all cleaned, corrected, re-written, inserted, repaired, rebound, bowed, and added rehearsal numbers until we are glazed over.

So, I am here to tell you, Melissa, that I am making it stop now.  The parts are finally all out to the players, we have enough marked/corrected scores to get through the performances, and we’ve made the practice copies for the orchestra.  I have a few things in Tabor to check with the conductor, but barring any last-minute issues arising from the edition differences, we are done.  Finis.

After all these weeks and months, it’s finally time to take a breather, get the kink out of your neck, and the cramp out of your hand.  We’ll be back in the weeds soon enough.

Merry (belated) Christmas!  And thank you for all of your hard work!

Ma Vlast Deadly Binding (Photo Credit: Melissa Rogers and her iPhone)

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4 Responses to 'Yes, Melissa, there is a Santa Claus'

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  1. Melissa said,

    Thank goodness it’s finally over!!! For a while there I felt like we were all stuck in a bad horror movie…but I think we’re safe now.

  2. Jane said,

    I’m not sure what’s worse, facing countless different piles every single day that never seem to go away, or facing the same damn pile (and a Moldauy smelling one, at that) day after day after day until you make it disappear….

  3. Mira said,

    Toller Artikel den du hier geschrieben hast, ich kam gerade ueber google auf deinen Blog. Davor kannte ich Ihn noch gar nicht aber in der naechsten Zeit werde ich oefters hier vorbei schauen denn den Schreibstiel gefaellt mir richtig gut.

    • kschnack said,

      Danke, Mira!


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