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    Favorite silent music -- Vote for 1

    Over the last century or so, silent music has flourished as a musical form. The development of this genre over time, can be seen as the gradual changes in idiom, technique, and above all aesthetic content. The realization of the potentialities of the composer's intent may reflect of the times more completely in this music than any other form. Further, the space-time location of each piece implies, in a very real sense, the artistic sense within which the composer lived and worked, thus further clarifying intent and, in some cases, adding to the auditory experience.

    On the other hand, some of the compositions are obviously works of genius, while others may be charitably described as mediocre, at best.

    That said, the reader is welcome to chose and perhaps to explain why he or she prefers them to the others! The works are presented in approximate order of composition.

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    Good to see someone has voted - Otherwise it would very all very quiet lol

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    This silent music obviously has more going for it than I know or can imagine.
    I've heard of John Cage, but that's as far as I go with it.
    At first, I was thinking silent movies with a pianist by the screen as a soundtrack.
    That would have been better for me.
    When I moved to Toronto to play guitar a girl I met would invite me to her parent's house for supper,
    and it was nice talking to her TV company executive father, who played piano for silent movies.
    He taught me an augmented arpeggio that was the scary sounds.
    Last edited by John Watt; Mar-29-2013 at 18:16.

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    ^ Cool - yea music for silent movies might make some more sense in some ways but as you can see there is no interesting examples of "Silent" music in the classical world...............

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    • Funeral March for the Obsequies of a Deaf Man (1897) by Alphonse Allais, a French humorist (1854-1905)

    Nine blank measures. Earlier title: "Great sorrows are mute: incoherent funeral march". The composer instructed: "Great sorrows being mute, the performers should occupy themselves with the sole task of counting the bars, instead of indulging in the kind of indecent row that destroys the august character of the best obsequies."[1]

    Will this help. Must rate alsongside the best of Australian music.

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    You sooo funny teddy but thanks for extending the listing of silent music

    So I take it Aussie music is not your style. Let us see how is the victorious and plays the silent national anthem at the end of the ashes this year!

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