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Ding dong! : sextet

by Becky Llewellyn (1994)

Ding dong!


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Ding dong! : for chamber ensemble / Becky Llewellyn.

Library shelf no. 785.3316/LLE 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

What fun to be asked by the Nexus Ensemble to create a light-hearted chamber work with a Christmas theme along with 13 other Adelaide composers. Mine is a meditation on bells - hence the title, but also the reference to our children's nursery song - Ding, dong, bell, pussy's in the well, the Wizard of Oz - Ding, dong the witch is dead and the carol - Ding, dong merrily on high!

Christmas is a time of nostalgia and memories and this piece rings with cheery bells and chimes for listeners to float into that space.

Work Details

Year: 1994

Instrumentation: Flute, clarinet in B flat, violin, cello, percussion, piano and crystal glasses tuned to G and D.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Commission note: Commissioned by Nexus.. Commissioned for Christmas concert of 13 Adelaide composers "A Nexus Noel".

First performance: by Nexus — 10 Dec 94. Nexus Cabaret Space, North Terrace, Adelaide


Performances of this work

10 Dec 94: Nexus Cabaret Space, North Terrace, Adelaide. Featuring Nexus.

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