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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 33 No. 11. 22 July 1970

"P," as in "craP"

"P," as in "craP"


May I correct some points in Denis Smalley's review of the recording of Earth and Sky:
1.There have been three performances of Earth and Sky and four more are projected. Seven may not be many but it is certainly several.
2.My name is spelt with a "p".
3.It was more difficult to record and edit three live performances than to record in a studio.

Mr Smalley can have had little experience of working with children if he thinks that spontaneity could be maintained over a 2-day recording session.

Everyone else who has heard the discs, including Miss McLeod, has commented on the effectiveness of the stereo. Perhaps Mr Smalley's radiogram needs attention?

Finally I can assure composers that, should we record their works, they will not necessarily need to be photographed with the Queen and it will certainly not be mentioned in any biography, just as it was not in Miss McLeod's.

Stick to the facts, Mr Smalley. Good journalism does not rely on cheap supposition but on informed comment.

C. Thompson