Met Druzinsky, the composer, right after the final rehearsal of his new suite for orchestra, Roslyn Place. Terrific mutterings and concern: something is amiss with the strings in the Lamentation movement, and something else is wrong with the winds in the same movement. The string crisis, it is thought, can be resolved by application of different accents, but the woodwind problem evokes dark thoughts, as complex harmonies on the page are becoming more complex in performance. Are the scores faulty? Are the musicians “correcting” the scores? Are the accidentals being misunderstood? A long night of checking and perhaps last-minute rewriting is promised.
Scores were delivered to the performers after 5pm, with the concert opening at 8. A triumph.