robin at robinw.org.uk
Thu Jun 20 06:50:35 UTC 2013
David Sullivan said "Tell me about it. Yesterday I rang a peal of Stedman
Cinques. It was as though there had been no innovation for 100 years (6, 19,
19...). Surely we can do better than that nowadays."
I am surprised no-one made the two obvious rejoinders. I've got around to
The following have ocurred to me:
i) It is far easier to call your own comp. than someone else's - since you
know how it was constructed, etc.
ii) The comp. referred to is on p67 of the CC collection. Above it is what
one might call a 'modern' comp. which, whatever its merits, is a test of the
conductor's memory. I distrust memory tests!
iii) Being the 'back of an envelope' devotee, how far is it worth going to
change the 'look' of the composition for additional bits of music?
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