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  Charles Ives' '98 fantastic Country Band March is a parody designed around the actual events that may occur during the rendering of music by an amateur group of town musicians. Reconstructed from sketches by James Sinclair, this short chaotic march presents the listener with a series of phenomena not normally found in the march genre-deliberate wrong notes, slips and slides of rhythm that result in a jumble of downbeats and offbeats, an overlapping of melodies not unlike the parade experience of hearing the next band approach before the former band has faded from range of sound. The Yale Band is playing exactly what the composer has written-honest!
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