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Copland rehearsing Copland

''Could you do it without any sense of effort? You're down an octave Don't hurry! It's a little on the matinee side there Sentiment isn't all shown on the face It's more cool Bounce it more, americanish This is a barn dance, get in the mood Shorter, dryer, with a sudden abrupt to nothing Very bitten off, annoyed An eruption followed by a piano Threatening sounds from the winds Can you darken the tone? As if you weren't moving your bows No, that's too timid Should sound rounder and more satisfying Quietly distant like an amen.''

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