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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000002.txt from 2000/09

From: Ann H Satterfield <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Pines of Rome, 3rd mvt solo
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 01:02:22 -0400

> --- Ann H Satterfield <> wrote:
> > Went thru whole piece tonight. Went ok, fingers and connections
> > Not satisfied with the sequence, understanding of movement as a
> > Help... discussion. suggestions.
On Wed, 30 Aug 2000 04:33:47 -0700 (PDT) Neil Leupold
<> replies:
> Per the Beethoven 8 discussion, your dissatisfaction begs the
> do you have (a) the orchestral score of the piece (not a mini-score,
> you, especially not with Pines), and (b) a credible recording? Can
you be
> a little more specific about what *does* make sense to you about the
> ment, to give us a starting point for discussion? My knee-jerk
reaction to
> your query is to say, "Do a formal and thematic analysis of the
> and then expand that outward to the context of the entire work." It's
> ing, regardless of the level of command you may or may not possess
over your
> individual notes, how empowered you feel when you are able to grasp
the en-
> tire work as a concept, whatever the work may be.

You are preaching to the choir Neil.

So i was exhausted and did not give enough information. I'll try not to
go to the
opposite extreme.

The conductor is trusting/allowing me to shape the part.
So i want to make full use of this opportunity. Performance of this piece
about 15 years ago was effective, but i don't remember many details.

And you don't [necessarily] know that i almost always have a copy of the
score for anything we play, (and my score usually gets passed among
several of the winds during rehearsal ).

I am continuing the score study, and searching out other recordings,
especially those recommended.

Reading the descriptions of each movement in the front of the score
reminded me of pictures...
And now i visualize that last section with the fog rising to obscure and
mystify the scene in the earliest predawn, verified by the segue into the
"Misty dawn on the Appian Way".

I do wonder if anyone can direct me to pictures or more complete
descriptions of the scenes. What are the specific pines in each
I imagine a pond or pool of water in the Gianicolo scene.

What the heck is a Janiculum?

Per your gentle instruction, i am continuing the structure and theme
understanding. I just about HAVE to do this, because i am dyslexic and
get confused easily while counting rests. Learning structures and
pencilling rhythms & instrument cues is better in the long term for
getting into the music, so ironically, the weakness may be a strength.

Mille grazi,

`````Ann Satterfield```(Central Florida, USA)```
Principal Clarinet, Imperial Symphony
Music (Librarian & Personnel) Manager, ISO
Adjunct Faculty, Polk Community College
Assistant Instrumental Music, PCC

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