You know, he’s not my favoritest composer or anything, and, yeah, everyone should get more performances. But I have this slight–but nagging–bafflement as to why Jacob Druckman’s music doesn’t get more performances. My puzzlement was provoked just the other day as Brangle 3 shuffled onto my iPod. What a smashing piece! And same with Counterpoise. These are big, rock’em sock’em orchestra pieces that, though aggressive, stand a chance with the sort of audiences who are game for the Rite or some Berg. Maybe Druckman’s getting some play elsewhere and my head is just in the sand. But how about some good ole’ fashioned drum beating for those whose music’s not getting due play. Huh?