Klarinet Archive - Posting 000054.txt from 1998/03
From: Roger Garrett <rgarrett@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: alto mpcs
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 12:06:21 -0500
> At 12:34 PM 2/28/98 -0600, Roger Garrett wrote:
> I guess I don't want my kids growing up to appreciate the Verdi
> >Requiem because they won a marching competition using a portion of the
> >piece! I would rather have them understand the art of why the piece is a
> >requiem.....the form, the history, the ART of music.
Bill Hausmann responded:
> This is not an either/or proposition. With competent teaching, and maybe
> even without, one should be the pathway to the other -- in either direction!
I'm not sure what you mean Bill.........my response was to the question
that was posed.......what difference does it matter if they learn [list of
works including Verdi's Requiem] on the stage or the field? The person
maintained it is a matter of perspective. I very much disagree with that
premise.......no passionate, dedicated music educator would use the
marching field as the way to teach a student music literacy regarding one
of history's greatest works by one of one of it's most famous composers!
Now.....if you mean it could lead to more teaching.......no problem there.
But your posting eliminated WHY I responded the way I did......and
presented my posting by itself - which is definitely out of context. But,
I know what you are getting at I think.