Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Parade Music

The inaugural parade is the first American parade I've seen in years, a real change from Fasching/Fastnacht parades here; I don't need the military marches, but the civilian Sousa marches and the contributions of more contemporary material by school and community ensembles have been fun.  The online CNN coverage of the parade is totally chopped up which makes for some — unintended — Ivesian possibilities in the mixture and movement.  Miking moving wind ensembles is tricky, but it would have been swell if they'd invested a bit more in sound quality.    

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