Blithe bells : percussion ensemble
by Percy Grainger (, this version: 1931)
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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
Year: , this version: 1931
Duration: 5 min.
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
24 Jul 2016: at A Concert of Organ Music by Australian & New Zealand Composers (Christ Church North Adelaide). Featuring Andrew Georg.
18 May 2013: at Canberra International Music Festival: Jesus' Blood (Albert Hall, Canberra). Featuring Canberra Festival Camerata.
14 May 2009: at Bach, Grainger, Grieg (Albert Hall, Canberra).
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