6 ene. 2008

Suite 2. III. Courante. (3/4 Fast; two 16-measure sections with repeats)

The rhythm is mostly just a constant stream of sixteenth notes, with a quarter note or two thrown in. It often sounds like two lines of music in counterpoint, even though there is only one linear flow. This is achieved through rapid alternations between notes in two distinct register. What kind of jazz is this? As Joseph Duemer might say.

I''m getting a feeling of "righteous indignation" from this particular movement, with a dose of self-confident pride, as of someone who knows how do do her job very well and is doing it. She'll show you how it's done! It's not child, but a person of a certain maturity, seriousness but not obnoxiously put on "gravitas."

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