2/8/08

Mad Lib!

Arrange the extracted adjectives in their appropriate places; then, guess the piece and composer.

graceful
unusual
elegant
chaste
smooth
taut
open
distinctive

The writing is impeccably clear, the harmonies ___________ and ___________, the surfaces ___________, yet beneath this music’s ____________ façade darker currents linger. Drama is intuited more than seen or heard. [weird] Much of the piece’s ____________ sound world comes from its ___________ combination of soloists. Last night’s fine players [...] brought out this music’s ____________ flow and _____________ sense of gesture.

Good Luck!

Hints:

[This piece] calls for a virtual family reunion of strings...

Even as his best-known work, it is still a rarity on concert programs.

Answer.

3 comments:

AnthonyS said...

"Chaste" harmonies? Good for him.

It's just so sad to see the nice young Foreground harmony from down the street head downtown and drink too much and make bad decisions. I mean, I know she had a bad relationship with her Background, but that doesn't mean she should seek some kind of sexual validation with a distantly related key, does it?

Those pivot chords are always trouble.

Aaron said...

The writing is impeccably clear, the harmonies OPEN and UNUSUAL, the surfaces SMOOTH, yet beneath this music’s ELEGANT façade darker currents linger. Drama is intuited more than seen or heard. [weird] Much of the piece’s DISTINCTIVE sound world comes from its CHASTE combination of soloists. Last night’s fine players [...] brought out this music’s GRACEFUL flow and TAUT sense of gesture.

Composer.. composer..

Dave Brubeck?

Sator Arepo said...

Fucking awesome. Y'all are awesome, too. Madlibs rule.