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    So far we have 4 members interested in an Early Music group, and 2 for Obscure Composers. I would be excited to participate in either or both of them, but the former perhaps piques my interest a little more because it would be an extended period/genre study of an area I really want to learn more about. So, based on the ideas offered so far; I think I’ll leave Electroacoustic up to anyone who wants to start it and Obscure Composers to Art Rock (or anyone else) if they want to do so. I would be glad to start an Early Music group very soon. Before we do so, the main question we have to solve: how will we gather the selections? Will we follow the same process as the 1980-2000 group and have a dedicated selection thread where each participant makes two choices, then we decide on a listening order before starting? Or should it be like Weekly Quartet, where we just have the list of participants and they make their decision before the start of the week? In my experience, we have a relatively small but very knowledgeable body of members here who know a lot about early music, so maybe we can just work together on establishing a list of works to listen to ahead of time? Any feedback would be appreciated before we get things rolling!
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    I like the set-up of the 1980-2000 group, personally. I'll probably do an obscure composers theme, but I will not start the coming weeks. We also need to be careful to have too many listening groups st once.
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    ^That setup was what I was leaning towards too Alright, sounds good! I’m excited! Do agree though on not having too many groups. The selection thread will be going up later today after I scan the corresponding thread for the 1980-2000 group to figure out the methodology.
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    I plan to participate, but maybe I will not make any choices - early music is not my forte.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    I plan to participate, but maybe I will not make any choices - early music is not my forte.
    I'm in this camp too. I could pick some pieces if need be, but I don't know the period well enough to confidently suggest anything far off the beaten path.

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    If someone starts an Obscure composer group. I’m in.

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    Are there any early music aficionados out there? I’m in the same boat as well.

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    The TC Early Music Listening Group - Selection Thread is up, but we may have already come across a hitch in the plan since the percentage of members here who are knowledgeable enough about early music to nominate seems to be relatively small. I honestly feel the same way, which is exactly why I wanted to participate in a group! I almost feel that, if after a couple more days, nominations are slim, we can just work our way through the TC Most Recommended Pre-1700 Works (about halfway down the second page on that link).
    Last edited by Allegro Con Brio; May-26-2020 at 03:02.
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