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  • Wow, I love this piece John, thanks for posting it. Why have you put this in an orchestration thread, are you thinking of scoring this? What a great final chord.

  • It just seemed like the best fit!  I didn't see anything like an "extended techniques" section.

  • "A great piece to keep the piano clean" - my girlfriend, who also wondered if the composer called for the pianist to sweep the floor in the following movement...

  • I dont believe the cloth is an extended technique at all..I believe its simply to spare the pianists' hands from damage from making the required glisses. Some pianists are also using gloves to protect their hands when clusters are involved.

    (I was only able to see some pages from the score here, and didnt see any indications on using the cloth, as a performance technique: 

    http://www.musicsalesclassical.com/composer/work/1357/13540

    Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

  • Is it an "extended technique" only if the composer called for it?  I would not call this "standard technique"

    Bob Morabito said:

    I dont believe the cloth is an extended technique at all..I believe its simply to spare the pianists' hands from damage from making the required glisses. Some pianists are also using gloves to protect their hands when clusters are involved.

    (I was only able to see some pages from the score here, and didnt see any indications on using the cloth, as a performance technique: 

    http://www.musicsalesclassical.com/composer/work/1357/13540

    Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

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  •  I would say all extended techniques desired by the composer would be notated in the score, and explained if necessary..again, this is simply for protection in my opinion.

    And as noted its used along with other similar measures by pianists for protection..

    However If you can show otherwise, Id be more than glad to consider it.

    Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

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