Why yes, I did. I spent one hour on one page of music today. And it was a good move. That blasted page and a half in "Spleen" is finally starting to make some sense.
And then, I spent 15 or 20 minutes with the tenors on the first part of the work and the last part of the work. They've got it. We are very close to having "Spleen" in our hands . . . and then we can finally begin to "own" the piece as well as go on to something else.
So yes, it took an hour. And yes, it was worth it.
And . . . the facebook-livejournal diversion was interesting today. Isn't technology great? Or at least . . . interesting?