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Work

Blithe bells (solo piano)

by Percy Grainger

Audio Sample

Performance by Penelope Thwaites from the CD Works for solo piano 3

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CD

Molly on the shore / Percy Grainger.

Library shelf no. CD 169 [Available for loan]

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The young pianist's Grainger / edited by Ronald Stevenson.

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Work Overview

Blithe bells is a free ramble on Bach's Sheep may safely graze - an impressionistic study on the Bach melody which Grainger uses as a point of departure. 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.

— Barry Peter Ould

Work Details

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Juvenile.

Analysis

Blithe Bells: A free ramble on Johann Sebastian Bach’s aria ‘Sheep may safely graze’
by G.K. Williams
Source: Published by Symphony Services

Performances of this work

18 May 2013: at Canberra International Music Festival: Jesus' Blood (Albert Hall, Canberra). Featuring Canberra Festival Camerata.

13 Oct 2012: at Brahms Reawakening (Reardon Theatre). Featuring Ensemble Liaison.

19 Feb 2011: at Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Sidney Myer Music Bowl). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Jonathan Grieves-Smith, Benjamin Northey.

14 May 2009: at Bach, Grainger, Grieg (Albert Hall, Canberra).

1 Dec 04: Huntington Music Festival, Mudgee, NSW. Featuring Richard Tognetti, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

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