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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000165.txt from 2001/04

Subj: Re: [kl] Evidence to support a performance practice
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 01:34:20 -0400

At 10:03 AM 4/9/01 -0700, you wrote:
>Given four 8th notes to each 2/4 measure, the accent is on 2 and 4 which
>is exactly where you would not expect it to be. And, strangely, the
>place of those accents do not alter the fundament character of a march
>with accents on 1 and 3.
>It's a wonderful tradition and you will find nothing written about it
>except for either word of mouth or, as you so eloquently stated, "word
>of pixel."

I suppose you will find many performance practices that exist today that
receive no written confirmation - and could probably conclude many
interesting things. However, you might also find no major controversy on
if it should be or has ever been done that way in the past - as we continue
to have in terms of vibrato. Therefore - I submit that the analogy which
Dan graciously offers to demonstrate his point regarding vibrato vs.
accents on notes should, as one of my favorite people has posted in the
past, "win a prize for its irrelevancy."

Best wishes,
Roger Garrett

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

"A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes
Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)

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