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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000626.txt from 2001/02

Subj: Re: [kl] R.G.`s The "one-chord" MACA
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 07:53:32 -0500

At 11:58 AM 02/17/2001 +0000, you wrote:
>Forgive the plug Roger, but would you and your students fancy a blow thru`
>"Creature Follies" by yours truly. It`s a wind 5tet, the usual
>instrumentation written as educational music designed to encourage the grade
>4 - 6 student (English grading - Grade 4 requirements include D major scale,
>E,G,B,C,D minor, all 2 octaves for clarinet) to acquire independent
>responsibility in one per part, as opposed to several players on one part,
>as in band. It has 4 movements, Marching Mule, Polar Bear Polka, Turtle
>Tango, and Waltzing Wallaby, where Matilda enters in a "symphonic mood" in
>the finale. AND it has audience participation in the middle of the last
>movt. It`s proving to be a bit of a winner here in U.K., if you`ll forgive
>my saying so. Duration is about 12 minutes, but would obviously extend with
>audience participating.


I'm always interested in looking at new things........

What I was referring to in my earlier post was a concert of traditional
music that does not have audience participation built into it but with the
idea that the audience is allowed to behave as they used to in Mozart's time.

Best wishes,
Roger Garrett

Roger Garrett
Clarinet Professor
Director, Symphonic Winds
Advisor, IWU Recording Services
Illinois Wesleyan University
School of Music
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Phone: (309) 556-3268
Fax: (309) 556-3121

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