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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000039.txt from 2005/12

From: Richard Bush <>
Subj: Re: [kl] sax
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 05:52:43 -0500

That composer was Charles Ives.

Richard Bush

On Dec 9, 2005, at 2:06 AM, Deborah L. Jenkins wrote:

> Thanks for answering.
> Paul Kenward was also helpful in answering this puzzle for me.
> Somehow he guessed correctly, that it was Percy Grainger. He also
> informed me, as you did, that there were quite a few composers who
> did this at that time. Not being from the UK or knowing tons of
> composers, Percy Grainger happens to be the only one I'm familiar
> with, but now I've got another name to be on the lookout for. I
> only know a little bit about Mr. Grainger because our band director
> sometimes tells us about the composers if he knows something
> interesting about them. For instance, he told us about another
> nameless (in my memory) American composer whose "real" job was as
> an insurance salesman. He wrote what seem to me to be some very
> clashing pieces- atonal, is what he's known for, I believe. But
> he's pretty famous, and of course most folks on this list could
> probably come up with his name easily. His name actually seems
> almost on the tip of my tongue, but...

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