I just realised that it's exactly a month till the big CMSA 2012 Minneapolis Convention. I wish I could be there in person to see my many American friends - and this time some very particular Australian friends too! - but it's a nice feeling that I'll at least be there in spirit, through my "Three Miniatures", which will be performed by the En Masse orchestra, conducted by Jim Bates.

I've been an admirer of Jim since we first met in Louisville (KY) a quarter of a century ago, so I know my musi...
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