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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000033.txt from 2004/10

From: (Ormondtoby Montoya)
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: clarinet faculty vacancy
Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2004 16:51:50 -0400

cjarrett1 wrote:

> How trivial

I'm sure the university did not intend to dismiss certain instruments as
unimportant. At the right moment, the tinkle from a triangle can be
the most important sound in a performance.
In this sense, commenting on the announcement's use of "major" may have
been unnecessary.

....but there *was* value (imo) in Rien's comment that music is huge
topic which encompasses many different environments --- not only
different cultures, but also different genres and performance media and
philosophies and venues and intentions, etc.

This is why, in my previous post, I included "here's a thought, not a
challenge". I didn't want Rien (or anyone else) to feel that I was
challenging his comment. I was only expanding upon it --- broadening
the horizon, so to speak.

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