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From: "dnleeson" <dnleeson@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] Appealing to the superficial
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 21:21:32 -0400

The band doesn't have to have saxophones. There aren't any in the
Mendelssohn Overture for Band (though there is a basset horn
part). So the fact that there are no saxes in the Wellington's
Victory fugue is nothing special.

Dan Leeson
DNLeeson@-----.net

-----Original Message-----
From: Nicholas Yip [mailto:clarinets21@-----.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2004 5:35 PM
To: klarinet@-----.org
Subject: RE: [kl] Appealing to the superficial

Doesn't the band include saxophones? I don't hear saxes in the
Beethoven
Wellington's Victory.

Nicholas Yip
Clarinetist and Music Teacher

>From: "dnleeson" <dnleeson@-----.net>
>Reply-To: klarinet@-----.org
>To: <klarinet@-----.org>
>Subject: RE: [kl] Appealing to the superficial
>Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 17:30:06 -0700
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>I must bring to your attention a very excellent work for a large
>wind ensemble and written by Beethoven. It's a set of
variations
>also found in Wellington's victory. AS I remember it calls for
>brass, winds, and percussion but it has been at least 30 years
>since I played it. So your basic premise of there being NO
>Beethoven for band is flawed, though the band cannot compare in
>size with a large university group. Still...
>
>Dan Leeson
>DNLeeson@-----.net
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Matthew Lloyd [mailto:matthew@-----.uk]
>Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2004 4:48 PM
>To: klarinet@-----.org
>Subject: RE: [kl] Appealing to the superficial
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>
>Adam Michlin wrote "I only add that if a student can get through
>4 years
>of band and ever hear Mozart or Bach or Beethoven there is
>something
>serious wrong with all the
>above."
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>Adam,
>
>I know I'm only an ignorant Limey, but bear with me.
>
>Mozart, Bach and Beethoven wrote NOTHING for what seems to be
>taken as a
>"band" which I assume - for clarity I think this ought to be
>stated - to
>be what I would call a Concert Band (or Military Band) and which
>would
>have the correct instrumentation for something such as a Sousa
>March or
>the Holst Suites for Band.
>
>They wrote for orchestras. [I'm obviously aware of wind music
for
>larger
>ensembles, but none that meet my definition of "band" above.]
>
>Do American Schools not have orchestras? Is there no equivalent
>to our
>County Music Service Orchestras - taking the best students from
>the
>County (ours are larger than yours) and forming an orchestra.
The
>one
>from my county, Bedfordshire, played annually at the Albert
Hall.
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>I cannot see how you can transcribe K622 for band. I am sure
>you'll
>disagree. But if you want to expose students to orchestral
music,
>am I
>hopelessly naive suggesting that you do so by getting them to
>play in an
>orchestra?
>
>Matthew
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