• New Music: "Pastorale"

    November 16, 2007 16:47
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    Well, it's getting to be the Holiday time of the year. A standard Christmas type of piece in ages past was the 'pastorale—the original idea is that it was supposed to be reminiscent of shepherds piping in their fields. Pastorales are always in a gentle 6/8 or 12/8 time (ONE-two-three-FOUR-five-six...) and frequently have a drone bass (long bass note). Handel has a Pastorale in his ...

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