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  •  I would say that in the Vaughan-Williams, the (6+ / 0-)

    exposition part has the swells you would expect from a "sea-sounding" piece of music.  

    I would also put the "typical" sounding V-W to begin at around 3:05-3:08.  That quiet meandering is SO Vaughan-Williams.

    And where they seem to differ is that Vaughan-Williams seemed to not only be trying for a work that had the orchestra sound like the sea, but he also wanted a folksong sound as well--something he worked at in a LOT of his music.  Part of his "English" sound.

    Debussy, of course, was going for the "Impression".

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 09:02:46 PM PST

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