Waltz for Mippy III

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Posted by E. Oliver on April 26, 2002 at 22:58:45:

Our town is sponsoring a Benrstein / Salute to NYC festival in July, and I have been asked to play something by Bernstein, (following the orchestra doing Candide Overture) and I was thinking about Waltz for Mippy III, but my copy seems to have a tempo number but no indication as to what value holds the number. It says "54", does this mean quarter note = 54 or dotted half note = 54 (obivously making a big difference). I tried playing it at both tempi, and each time I thought, Bernsteain could have meant it this way.

Thanks in Advance

E. Oliver

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