Re: Alto & Bari Sax part - Men In Grey by Brahmstedt
Posted by Thunder on 1/15/2020, 4:52 pm, in reply to "Re: Alto & Bari Sax part - Men In Grey by Brahmstedt"
In some instances, as below, there's understandable changes. Words and phrases that contain things that are racially charged today are understandably taken off the list. |
But in my opinion to discount a march simply because it was named for southerners in the civil war or for a general in the confederate army (as in my case) I think is creating an extremely thin-skinned generation. Hell if you log on do Disney Plus there is a disclaimer of some of the cartoons that says something along the lines of "There are depictions of a person or persons in this cartoon that are not in-line with viewpoints today. They are presented in their original form." Yes, racism is awful and slavery is a stain on the history of this country but it is not a unique situation in ANY country, much less the United States. There are still slave markets in Libya today that nobody is saying anything about.
To discount music simply because of who it portrays or who wrote it is a disservice to kids in my opinion. Obviously we don't need to play pieces called "The Little Negro" by Debussy. We revere Wagner and he hated Jews, we love Michael Jackson and he was accused of sexual misconduct with children. There's even a sitting governor of one of our states that either a)dressed in black face or b)dressed as a Klansman when he was in college.
I'm over this PC nonsense personally. Don't be an ass, but don't whitewash history to serve your delicate sensibilities.