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Matins (carillon music)

by Ian Blake (2015)

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Work Overview

I was awakened by a magpie singing outside my window in the wee small hours: so I thought the best thing to do was record it - ideal in the quiet of the night.

At the start of the piece you'll hear the magpie's song: then, a version where it's stretched to eleven times the original length.
When slowed down, complex bell-like qualities become apparent, which complement the carillon sonorities.

The carillon gestures are largely derived from the magpie's song.

Work Details

Year: 2015

Instrumentation: Carillon, 2 channel playback.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Written for carillonist Thomas Laue

First performance: by Thomas Laue — 30 Oct 15. The National Carillon, Aspen Island, Canberra

Performances of this work

30 Oct 15: The National Carillon, Aspen Island, Canberra. Featuring Thomas Laue.

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