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But each work has the same goal:

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Musically Inclined Series (Brass, WW. Strings) by Bertie Brown

Musically Inclined

original: 17"w x 21"h

The Maestro’s Woes

Horns near the backdrop

The Strings own the front spots

Right in the center

Are the Woodwind renters

Drums and percussion

Beat out the instructions

Harp and Celesta

Join in their discussions...

Playing together for better or worse

Learning the music

They all must rehearse

Perfecting rhythms

Some tricky, some fun

All of the orchestra

Playing as one...


Meno mosso

And Con Brio, too

Mezzo, Piano, Fortissimo Piu

We love all those ways

To play!

Tubas and trombones

Will fight for their turf

Oboes with puffed cheeks

Look ready to burst

Flutes, Clarinets

The Violas, Trumpets

All so polite

As they try not to fight.....

Instruments waiting for Maestro to cue

Watching the down beat

His hand in their view

A Violin shrieks

A clarinet squeaks

Scowls from the Maestro

But onward they go...

When notes don’t sing

From the high Strings

Or a horn butts in

The music continues

The Maestro in tow

The audience shouts



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