Greg Ross, the maestro behind Futility Closet, has put together a collection of amusing composition markings used by the mid-20th-century Australian composer Percy Grainger. Grainger, it seems, had a poetic bent. One can only hope that his musicians did, too.
- “Louden lots”
- “Soften bit by bit”
- “Lower notes of woggle well to the fore”
- “Like a shriek”
- “Very rhythmic and jimp”
- “Hold until blown”
- “Easygoingly but very clingingly”
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