Symphonic, Piano, and Vocal Works for Performance on Carillon
Arranging Symphonic, Piano, and Vocal Works for Performance on Carillon
By Frances Newell
possible by The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, Barnes Scholarship
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
Made possible by the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, Barnes Scholarship, 2014.
Arranging Schubert "Ave Maria" for Carillon Solo and Duet
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Schubert's "Ave Maria" seems MADE for carillon! Vocal melody is already in the middle layer. Harp-like accompaniment in 3rds is in higher octaves. Very simple bass line. However, challenge is in 2 against 3, or 4 against 6 between melody and accompaniment. Took grace notes out of melody. Thinned out the 3rds, since you will keep hearing them. Kept the 3rd at the first beat of second triplet to keep rhythm moving.
Since dotted notes in 4 16ths in left hand melody vs 6 16ths in right hand accompaniment require expert coordination, I also arranged the piece as a duet. This allowed me to keep all the grace notes in the melody. Makes a good duet for less experienced, but equally MUSICAL carilllonneurs!
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