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#1 M. Dale Prins

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 04:10 PM

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.

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#2 Anders

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 06:06 PM

The link's not working for me.

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 06:45 PM

QUOTE(Anders @ Mar 10 2006, 03:06 PM) View Post

The link's not working for me.



Me neither.

But name it 'Dawn' anyway.

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 06:57 PM

Freaky Fran and the Magic Cariboooooo

#5 M. Dale Prins

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 09:23 PM

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

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#6 M. Dale Prins

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 03:40 PM

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!

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#7 mrmando

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 12:27 AM

QUOTE(M. Dale Prins @ May 18 2006, 04:40 PM) View Post

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



#8 M. Dale Prins

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 07:49 AM

: 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"...

¿Que? Both melodies I know for this are resolutely major.

: ..."O Come O Come Emmanuel"...

Yes, although since it's in almost every handbell Christmas medley, I wouldn't have put it in this arrangement.

I will pretend I stopped reading your post at that point.

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 11:14 AM

QUOTE(M. Dale Prins @ May 19 2006, 08:49 AM) View Post

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

¿Que? Both melodies I know for this are resolutely major.

It doesn't matter how they resolve, silly. A Picardy third doesn't make the whole tune major.

I'll have to look up the tune I'm thinking of. It sounds minor in my head. Oh, and isn't ye olde "Carol of the Bells" minor? I'm sure handbell choirs are sick of that one.
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I will pretend I stopped reading your post at that point.

That's later than most people stop reading my posts.



#10 M. Dale Prins

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 11:11 AM

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?

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#11 mrmando

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 04:34 PM

Two Ave Marias? I guess you could call it "Light Penance." wink.gif

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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Posted 22 June 2006 - 07:49 PM

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

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 08:45 PM

"Ave, Ave, Maria, Maria"?

"Bach and Schubet Hail Mary"