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MP3 here. It's a Taize-style piece that builds to a crescendo then, when it reaches the zenith, trips and falls down the hill to the bottom. (There's a alternate ending that slows down more gradually.) I think of this as a religious piece, but, um, I'll spare my more specific thoughts as to not color your thinking. Best title gets to write the dedication, and I'm confident this *will* be published someday. You have until Monday morning.

Dale

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The link's not working for me.

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Freaky Fran and the Magic Cariboooooo

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Link is fixed. I am stupid and do not know my own domain name.

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Hi. So this new handbell arrangement is a combination of pretty much the only three minor-key Christmas Carols -- "The Huron Carol ('Twas in the Moon of Wintertime," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," and "The Coventry Carol" -- before ending with "The First Noel." Name that composition!

Dale

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Hi. So this new handbell arrangement is a combination of pretty much the only three minor-key Christmas Carols -- "The Huron Carol ('Twas in the Moon of Wintertime," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," and "The Coventry Carol" -- before ending with "The First Noel." Name that composition!

Dale

You forgot "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence," "Down in Yon Forest," "Greensleeves," "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," "O Come O Come Emmanuel" ...

Hm. For a name ...

Minor Difficulties

Minor Swing (already taken by Django Reinhardt, unfortunately)

Minortivity

The Throbbing and the Sobbing of the Bells

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: You forgot "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence"...

Yes.

: ..."Down in Yon Forest"...

Yes, although since it's not public domain -- those John Jacob Niles "collected" songs are generally not -- I wouldn't have put it in this arrangement.

: ..."Greensleeves"...

Yes, although I think of this more as a King-Henry-VIII-beheading-Anne-Boelyn song.

: ..."I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"...

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I ignored everyone's suggestion on the last one and named the piece "Born is the King of Israel," which I think works pretty well.

This morning I received an acceptance from GIA on two of my "Ave Maria" handbell arrangements -- the Schubert and the Bach/Gounod, if anyone cares -- and they want to combine them in a folio to be sold together. The handbell editor there suggested "Two Ave Marias" as a title, which is accurate but boring. Any better ideas?

Dale

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Two Ave Marias? I guess you could call it "Light Penance." ;)

BTW, the tune I had in mind for "I Heard the Bells" is indeed major. Does have a chromatically altered note or two, and sounds a bit doleful, but the thirds are as major as can be.

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Hail (Mary), Hail (Mary), the Gong's All Here?

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