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Posted: 23 January 2009 12:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Apparently, what you heard was actually a prerecorded piece because it it was effing cold out there- too cold for actually playing.

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Posted: 26 January 2009 08:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Snowy - 22 January 2009 04:04 AM

Not written by Williams, but arranged by him, and it was the traditional American (?) tune Simple Gifts, which appears in Copland’s work. It was beautiful, but I prefer Copland’s version.

Good catch! I was mixing up my Coplands. I assumed it was arranged by John Williams, but CNN’s reporters clearly don’t know the difference between “arrange” and “compose.” I was listening, rather than watching, so it completely threw me off. Plus, I find it funny since John Williams has a reputation of “borrowing” music from others.

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