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Thread #109312   Message #2284773
Posted By: GUEST,Baroness Thatcher
10-Mar-08 - 06:30 PM
Thread Name: Complex arrangments of traditional music
Subject: RE: Complex arrangments of traditional music
Beethoven's 6th was a complex arrangement of traditional music, as was Tchaikovsky's 1812. Those arrangements have ensured that the melodies used will never be forgotten. There are many other examples of this. Vaughan-Williams was trying to preserve music which he loved and considered too precious to be lost. Whether one prefers complex or simple arrangements is an entirely subjective matter, but both are equally valuable.