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Arranging Symphonic, Piano, and Vocal Works for Performance on Carillon

By Frances Newell

Made possible by The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, Barnes Scholarship

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Arranging Symphonic, Vocal, and Piano Works for performance on Carillon
by Frances Newell
Beethoven Pastoral Symphony, Final Movement, Section 2
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Beethoven passes his themes all the way up and down the full range of octaves and instruments. It is wonderful to keep moving all up and down the range of the carillon. It keeps the musical interest! However, since bells volume need to be balanced and big bells are louder and more powerful, some octave switching is necessary.
mm 24-30: Theme is in cello and double bass, then moves up to violins next 2 measures.
Put theme in alto section and keep dominant ostenuto in bass bells. m 31 - 41, theme cascades down high to low. Beethoven does this through 4 octaves. Since it is fast playing, I started at G3 and did not go lower than bottom of treble clef. Rhythms and supporting harmonies are in middle and bass layers, but kept very simple, so as not to overpwer the theme.
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