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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000258.txt from 2005/07

From: "Vann Joe Turner" <>
Subj: [kl] Re: Tempo for Rose 32 Etudes #6 & #21
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 15:01:37 -0400

Hi Anne,

I agree with you completely that from a musical standpoint the band
director's tempos seem to do an injustice to the etudes. In helping your
students prepare, I'd certainly point out the beauty of the pieces at the
slower tempo--the lovely chord progressions in 6 (just begging for a bit of
rubato), and the charming ornamented melody in 21. However, as audition
pieces, I would have them prepare them at the tempos dictated.

(I note David Hite, for whom I have a lot of respect, has 6 at 96, and 21 at
76, still faster than my aesthetic would like it.)

Best wishes,
--Vann Joe

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