We’re following this little scandal with interest over here at Andres & Sons Bakery Enterprises LLC. I can’t seem to bring myself to feel terribly passionately one way or another; I think it’s best to approach these situations logically. Yes, it’s disappointing when a musician or artist “phones it in”; it’s also incredibly common. People seem to be quite miffed about it, though, so the gracious thing for Golijov to do would be to return most of the commission fee, simply for failing to fulfill his contract (which I assume included language about writing original music). Maybe hold on to a couple grand to serve to compensate him as orchestrator/arranger.