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Bell weather

Sheet Music: Score

Bell weather / James Ledger

by James Ledger (2008)

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  • Instrumentation: Flute (doubling piccolo & alto flute), oboe, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet, contra-bassoon, 2 horns, percussion (1 player), MIDI keyboard with laptop computer running Ableton LIVE software, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass.
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Bell Weather is scored for a mixed ensemble of seven wind players, two horns, five string players and a percussionist who plays tubular bells and glockenspiel. Additionally, there is a keyboard player who plays and manipulates pre-recorded samples. One of the interesting aspects of modern sampling techniques is the ability to manipulate sounds into something quite unrecognisable from the original. There is also the ability to take acoustic instruments and play them in a superhuman fashion. For example, by taking a sampled set of tubular bells, I was able to 'play' them on the keyboard as though they were, say, a violin. I could apply vibrato and glissandi to the notes, or I could apply subtle timbral variation to a held note. This, quite clearly, is impossible to do on the acoustic bells.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (34p. -- B4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

Duration: 12 mins

Commissioned by Symphony Australia for performance by WASO Chamber Players with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.

First performance by WASO Chamber Players, John Harding — 15 Aug 08. Art Gallery of Western Australia

Includes notes on keyboard requirements and performance.

Inspired by New Zealand artist Rosalie Gascoigne's work 'Monaro'.

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ISMN: 979-0-67309-592-2

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