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Re: That time of year!
Colin wrote (quoting Arthur Butterworth): > ".......Were all performances to be mere clones of a one and only, > universally acknowledged 'authentic' performance, there would be no point > at > all in comparing one performance with another and contesting would cease to > have a purpose. It is the infinite variety of interpretation that makes > our > appreciation of repeated - but ever different - performances so beguiling." Thanks for reminding us (and hopefully all our adjudicators!) that there is no one correct interpretation of a piece of music, and that (up to a point) all of our readings of a score are valid. At this stage of the rehearsal process its so easy to become bogged down in minutiae and lose sight of the bigger vision. > P.S. The best of banding luck and sincere good wishes for you and your > conductor for this years area's, and remember this, wherever your band > finishes, in the grand scheme of things it doesn't really matter in the > light of what's about to kick off in another land. The same to you and yours. And its so important to keep these things in perspective! David -- NJH Sheet Music, bandsman.co.uk/music.htm, Prima Arts, quality music for quality bands, www.prima-arts.co.uk, Toot-Sweet, instrument repairers, www.toot-sweet.co.uk, Free e-mail address with spam and virus removal, bandsman.co.uk/mail.htm this list, send a plain text mail to listproc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx with the following body (not subject):