There is a dearth of concert halls whose sound
Is intimate and gives exoneration
For imperfections that are always found
In live performance; blend or intonation.
So when a first rehearsal brings a smile
To both composer’s and conductor’s faces,
Not only is the exercise worthwhile,
You have been dealt a hand with all four aces.
And yet, with any group,we’re all aware
That anyone could be the weakest link.
And so each person takes the greatest care
To count so that we all might move in synch.
Musicians work quite hard to coalesce
So our performance will sound effortless.