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The Avenger

Location: New Jersey
Member Since: Thu Dec 02, 2021
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Dakota

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Subj: Re: Is classical music dead?
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2022 at 01:24:30 pm EDT (Viewed 152 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Is classical music dead?
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2022 at 04:32:44 pm EDT (Viewed 166 times)



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    My daughters graduated from high school a few years ago having played in both Concert Band and Marching Band each year. There were multiple times in their seasonal concerts when they played a piece written in the last five years, and I think one was written within the past year (at that time).



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    So within that world, it is definitely not dead.



You and I are living parallel lives! My two daughters likewise played in both Concert Band and Marching Band while in high school!

One question being considered in this thread is, "What is classical music?" I find myself sympathetic to the idea that anything a marching band plays would be classical music. Yet I don't think I would be making a valid statement if I said that. Some of what marching bands play could be described as "elevator music"; I.e., instrumental versions of pop songs that originally had vocals.

What sort of songs were the recently composed tunes your daughters played?




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