That’s a MEAN tone!

March 4, 2006

[This just in from conductor, organist, Thomas Neenan who premiered my
Night Train” last year with his St Matthews Chamber Orchestra]

The Eastman School is justifiably proud of the 17th century (meantone) Italian Organ they have procured for their collection, restored and put into a beautiful new hall. But this excerpt from Toccata Settima by Michelangelo Rossi perhaps suggests that some pieces just should not have been written prior to the advent of more palatable temperaments.

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