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A rumpus is a noisy disturbance or commotion. The vague modality, fast tempo, and juicy dissonances encompasses the attitude of the title. A constant motor forms the backbone of the piece as it is juxtaposed against somewhat quirky melodies. Add to this bartok pizz, slides, and B- naturals against B-flats and you can see how this piece is a true rumpus in musical form.
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