Belfry Chimes (1915)
Last updated: 16.10.17
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Composer: W.B. Morrison Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A+S/T+D/T+A/T/B+T/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 1033
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Length: approx. 2¾ mins.
Belfry Chimes is an interesting reverie characterised by several changes between common and ¾ time as well as by exploration of the upper registers. Its form is AABCAA with an 8-bar chiming introduction which doubles as a coda and a 16-bar chime interlude, scored Old Hundred, between the final AA-strains. The keys used are F- and Bb major. In the chime sections, the chords should be played staccato meaning light and precise tonguing in the melody voices. This adaptation for recorder sextet will delight those ensembles that enjoy alternation - no less than 4 voices have to alternate to higher instruments. The bass is also required to make a lightning change from tenor back to bass - not a piece for the faint-hearted!
A tempo of 150 crotchets/min. is suggested.
Belfry Chimes was published by Seidel Music Pub. Co. Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.