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In Copland's Appalachian Spring the doppio movimento based on the Shaker hymn 'Simple Gifts' starts with the oboe and bassoon in 9ths - an interval normally avoided.  Play it on the piano and it sounds like crap.  In the concert hall ... it works.

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by ATinNM on Sat May 17th, 2008 at 12:12:04 PM EST
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