John Hendrickson, piano
I am so tempted to go back to G. Shirmer's and order a bunch of his music. I think I'll use his textbook for the next student who wants to study theory with me. I looked at my very old, much, much annotated copy of it. I love how he introduces real musical experiences into introductory theory, tone color, melodic lines from the full range of musical history, counterpoint, rhythm. . . It sure beats telling the kid to get a copy of Piston's Harmony and having them spend two years drawing dots, circles and lines on music paper. I think I'm going to post more of his music this week. His birthday would have been on May 19th. He died in 1996.