The Troll Variations
for a soloist
by
Tom Duff
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Instructions

This piece is for a soloist playing any instrument.

Alternate sections are marked Say and Play. The Say sections are spoken or sung to an improvised tune in a stentorian and condescending manner, as a traffic court judge lecturing a recidivist speeder. Read as though the text makes perfect sense, even though its grammar and meaning may make sudden, unexpected turns.

The Play sections use an ordinary five-line staff with oval note heads () interspersed with diamond () and cross () note heads. Play in a manner that contrasts with the lecturer's attitude. Be mocking or solicitous or calm or resigned or anything else appropriate.

You can play in concert with other performers, who may play other versions of this piece, or other any other materials, composed or improvised. When playing with others, the Say sections should be performed as disruptively as possible, and the Play sections should be played sensitively, with utmost regard to enhancing the performance of the other players.

Score

Say: You're presupposing that I never said he did.

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Say: It was the one posting the invective.

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Say: Which I have yet to substantiate any of his arguments!

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Say: Actually, I've spelled them correctly, and some of the music schools here are turning out performers who are technically first-rate, but have no concept of a competitive ethos, or the competitive ethos? Depends on whether the "no" is included as the object of the parenthetical remark.

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Say: That's also your problem.

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Say: In the Bartok, the solo jumps from soloist to solist, much in the Star of Indiana drum amd bugle corp. Check out the "too long" excuse, given that the brass bands are a more recent development. Note that a good one.

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Say: Are you still talking about "Bolero"?

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Say: The title is familiar; I must have a big bladder.

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Say: I've seen the PBS video of the composer in the style of Bartok's "Concerto for Orchestra".

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Say: Not necessarily. Bolero must be played properly to be "classical music", because it's played by a particular composer, you continued to crosspost irrelevant responses. You should practice what you mean. Some of the word.

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Say: Incorrect, though after the context has been on every post of mine.

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Say: Incorrect, given that the piece didn't have any trouble hearing the minor mistake by the large number of repetitions you think you can.

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Say: Meanwhile, you're already out of lemons.

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Say: On what basis do you use the same theme, or on the E-flat soprano clarinet. The Tokyo Kosei musician handled the sustained notes amazingly well.

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Say: Like John Doe.

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Say: Evidence, please. Where have I inappropriately used "irrelevant"?

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Say: Those were the guesses. I identified one of length, and you've done by Jim Curnow.

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Say: Multiple.

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Say: However, Pudge's complaint is not "repeated ad nauseum". The theme of Niccolo Paganini represents the "same materials" in this case is John Doe, who admitted to posting "bait".

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Say: Incorrect.

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Say: Doe hasn't tried.

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Say: You must have performed it, but too many years ago.

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Say: Composers of band music as pieces written for orchestra that exclude the wind section, so one could consider serious band music do not use strings constantly. What most composers over the centuries have done is biased by the Dallas Wind Symphony with Frederick Fennell conducting.

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Say: You're mixing comparisons, just like Pudge. I said the theme is not "repeated ad nauseum". The theme of Niccolo Paganini represents the "same materials" in this case is John Doe, who crossposted to rec.music.compose, and yet hasn't spent one sentence discussing the "pago-pago variations".

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Say: Exactly which argument of mine have I posted non sequitors [sic] that you would now play the piano. However, in this newsgroup is about. That's makes you the one discussing music.

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Say: Yet another unsubstantiated claim.

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Say: Not when it doesn't identify the alleged non sequitors [sic]?

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Say: Classic invective, as expected from someone who lacks a logical argument. Also ironic, considering your own postings before you demonstrate your hypocrisy any further.

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Say: Non sequitur.

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Say: Sure: look above, and note the following text OK, since tried to use an argument. He simply pontificates that it's "too long", yet I noted that it's not long enough, therefore whatever direction you're trying to calibrate what you wrote just before I responded with "Bingo".

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