A displaced Californian composer writes about music made for the long while & the world around that music. ~
The avant-garde is flexibility of mind. — John Cage ~
...composition is only a very small thing, taken as a part of music as a whole, and it really shouldn't be separated from music making in general. — Douglas Leedy ~
My God, what has sound got to do with music! — Charles Ives
Sunday, May 08, 2011
Brief Orchestration Note After a Night at the Opera
Aren't the obbligati for bassett clarinet (in Parto, parto, ma tu, ben mio) and bassett horn (Non più di fiori) in La Clemenza di Tito just about the greatest things in the world?