Klarinet Archive - Posting 000127.txt from 1998/03
From: Agrenci <Agrenci@-----.com>
Subj: "Marching to Oblivion"
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 23:11:34 -0500
"Marching to Oblivion"
Each day I sit and download mail about the "klarinet."
I don't write much, because I'm much too busy practicing, and yet,
I always hope to find a thoughtful comment.
But lately, now since Leeson's gone and no one writes of Mozart,
Or Brahms, or Mahler, or of Strauss so heavy is my heart.
I pray for change to come at any moment.
For now it seems that all we ever talk of on this list
Is whether our dear marching bands are right or wrongly "dissed:"
A question of supremely profound portent.
Of course, I'm sure, the day of our deliverance is at hand,
When all will tire of this constant talk of marching band,
And turn our thoughts to something more important.
Until then I'll remain so firmly glued here to my seat
And use unceremoniously the button marked "delete."
But, fairly, I must mention a new topic.
What does the little breath mark mean when used by French composers?
To breath, or break, or take some time, or go home for a dozer?
Or take a sweet vacation someplace tropic?