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The Bells


Uploaded on Sep 3, 2013

It looks more complicated than it is, but all voices can be played by one player.

Organ bells

Pages 4
Duration 04:34
Measures 80
Key signature 1 flat
Parts 6
Part names
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An excellent score. A rhythmical "tour de force".
Thank you so much. I find it rewarding to play it, despite the complexities.
Very nice piece. I has indeed some traces from William Byrd, but also the stasis of Pärts tintinnabuli style. Nog de beste wensen voor het nieuwe jaar! Ik moet je nog steeds terugmailen... :( Dat ga ik zeker doen en dan maken we ook een afspraak. Tot gauw!
.I can't imagine how 2 hands can accomplish all this. there is lots of brass and organ music but i was amazed when I read it was to be done with reed registers on organ. otsa concentration needed thats fer sure ! Would love to hear this with acoustic guitar & violin and a vocal part . The trumpet part and pedals are incredible! Even onmuse this sounds fabulous. I m gonna use this harmony and organ in one of my Emily Dickinson poems it has that religious old-time hymnal eel to it so suited to her work . Ive never written an organ work.Used to love E.Power Biggs recs as a child. This music here is very appealing and so sad . Beautiful and it inspires me to want to write for organ .
It's playable with both hands on one manual, it's not playable with two hands divided over two manuals. The ostinato motives are becoming blurred by this, of course. But that doesn't matter, because they are gradually introduced so that the listener becomes familiar with them. The great reward is the upper voice, which comes out quite clear against a background of endlessly repeating patterns. And all this is certainly playable, as can be heard by the videoscore.
I agree with Makoto, it's a fantastic piece! I think it has a similiar mood with 'The Bells' by William Byrd.
It's fantastic!! The melodic of the high voice is the nicest thing of it. It's like the little light enlightning the darkness. I really like it and would try to play it. But how should it work with the high voice and the right hand? Isn't the right hand busy with the bell voice (the ostinato like one)? Many thank Makoto
Thanks a lot! I'm trying to remember how I did it, it's a little bit complicated to imagine at the computer. From bar 28 on the two upper voices can be played by the right hand, of course. The real problem is the middle voice a-f-d – ostinato. I divide this motive between the right and left hand in such a way that the top note (a) is played by the thumb of the right hand. There is no need for a strict romantic legato à la Reger in the complicated middle voices. The almost legato of the period performance practice works fine here.

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