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Blithe Bells (Grainger, Percy)

Organ at the Opera. Versions of this work Select from the following versions of this work to view more detailed information: On a Grainger “ramble” — his term for transcription, arrangement, or creative rethinking — anything is more than likely to happen.

Among Busoni ‘s earliest publications are editions of Bach ‘s two- and three-part Inventions, while edition of the complete keyboard works occupied him throughout his life.

User reviews Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this work. An Introduction to Percy Grainger. Introspection Late Night Partying. Grainger 1 CD 76 min. The work is coloured by the thought that Bach, in writing the melody in thirds that opens and closes the number, may have aimed at giving a hit of the sound of sheep bells. Performances of this work 24 Jul Works for wind orchestra 2. Featuring Canberra Festival Camerata. Published by Chandos Records — [] Library shelf no.


Busoni ‘s liberties, however, are the soul of discretion beside Grainger ‘s. Blithe bells is lbithe free ramble on Bach’s Sheep may safely graze – an impressionistic study on the Bach melody which Grainger uses as a point of departure. Your Shopping Cart There are no items in your shopping cart.

Selected Music and Letters of Percy Grainger. Works for solo piano 3: Percy Grainger Edition, Vol. Login Sign up to receive our e-Newsletter View Cart. His numerous transcriptions of Bachin particular of the great Chaconne from the Second Partita for Solo Violinbecame part of his persona as a performer, occasioning criticism from purists.

Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Standard encyclopedia entries note that Grainger had “a few piano lessons with Busoni in ” — Grainger ‘s intuitive, freewheeling approach to the piano grated on the Italian’s perfectionism, though the one thing they saw eye-to-eye on, relatively speaking, was Bach.

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The thirds of the original he divines as Bach ‘s imitation of sheep bells, magnified by scoring for “tuneful percussion” to glittering effect. Browse other works by Percy Grainger. Work Overview Blithe bells is a free beells on Bach’s Sheep may safely graze – an impressionistic study on the Bach melody which Grainger uses bekls a point of departure. As a preternaturally gifted pianist, bbells technical foundations were laid in his teens by studies with Louis Pabst, and gifted with one of the keenest ears in Western music, Graingerfrom his first conscious encounter with music, was molding sounds like putty, and the story of his musical b,ithe is as much a chronicle of unlearning what his teachers were at pains to impart as it is of learning all the more to trust his instincts.


For all that, Grainger was a thoroughly taught musician who could look back upon the history of Western music to recognize kindred spirits in every age. For the variety of performing forces specified — and Grainger is generous in the allowance of his elastic scoring for the ensemble one may have at hand — the effect is at once respectful and vulgar, grandiose but cogent, exuberant and moving.

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Pianos 4 hands – Percussion ensembles. Composed overGrainger also arranged Blithe Hrainger for solo piano twicetwo pianos, and band. Published by Symphony Services. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

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