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I once had a composer friend who was the director of a handbell choir, so I wrote several pieces for them. Since handbells harmonize on a minor third, I wrote this piece in the Locrian mode, which has a diminished tonic. Score included in the attached YouTube, comments as always invited -
I thought this was extremely well done Gav and I enjoyed it very much:)
Mysterious , and beautiful ..really fine modal writing and very memorable... very touching music!
Thanks so much for sharing!!
Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito
This is so brave, truly amazing. Quite an appealing atmosphere. It would be a tremendous experience to see this performed live.
Wow! At first I couldn't, for a lack of a better term, "lock in" on it. But as it progressed, it was pulling me in until I was just totally entranced by it! Very evocative in my opinion. Some words I'd use to describe it would be; serine, contemplative, mysterious and reflective. Nice work!
Thanks very kindly, I wanted the piece to be evocative and am gratified that I have succeeded at least somewhat with you! They are an interesting instrument to write for! I think good handbell music has an almost hypnotic quality, something I wouldn’t have said before writing for them -