[r-t] A caters stimulus package?

Alexander Holroyd holroyd at math.ubc.ca
Wed Dec 23 00:42:05 UTC 2009

On Mon, 21 Dec 2009, Mark Davies wrote:

> Ander, I think you are spot-on with pretty much everything you say here. The 
> only thing I would add is, do not underestimate Grandsire Caters: it is 
> probably just about the best method we have got, on any stage. The range of 
> compositional possibilities is truly wondeful, and not everything is 
> explored. The possibilities that have been mined cover all of the "Caters 
> music" themes you list, including LB runs, back-bell combinations and 
> coursing music. Grandsire is Good Stuff!

Can you point out some of your favourite compositions of G9, Mark?  Are 
there any that have really good numbers of 4- or 5- runs, for example? 
I've barely dabbled in composing for it myself, but my impression (perhaps 
mistaken) is that with standard calls it's a bit awkward to mop up all of 
any particular type of music...

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