Monday, April 20, 2009

On a less important note

Steve Reich won a Pulitzer!

I hope he uses the publicity to speak out against unnecessarily harsh chorus reeds on small church organs. It is undoubtedly his distain for this sort of reed voicing that has hitherto dissuaded him from composing solo works for my instrument.

In all seriousness, this is a much-deserved honour for a composer who has not always been well-treated by the musical establishment. It is unfortunate that the committee did not see their way clear to recognize his achievements when he was producing his greatest masterpieces, errrr, thirty years ago.

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