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    The score must govern the music. It must have authority, and not merely be an arbitrary jumping-off point for improvisation.
    — Cornelius Cardew
    tags: authority  music 
     
    Bear in mind that parts of the score may be devoid of direct musical relevance.
    — Cornelius Cardew
    tags: mind 
     
    The notation is more important than the sound. Not the exactitude and success with which a notation notates a sound; but the musicalness of the notation in its notating.
    — Cornelius Cardew
    tags: success 
     
    A Composer who hears sounds will try to find a notation for sounds. One who has ideas will find one that expresses his ideas, leaving their interpretation free, in confidence that his ideas have been accurately and concisely notated.
    — Cornelius Cardew
    tags: confidence  ideas 
     
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