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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

e-mail: francestownsend@wild4music.com

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

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"Mondnacht" by Robert Schumann - piano vocal, arranged for carillon by Frances Newell

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Schumann's "Mondnacht" is tone-painting with both piano and voice. Melody is best put in middle layer. Quiet accompaniment in top layer. No sudden changes. When playing 2 bells with right hand, stick to intervals of 2nds or 3rds. Some players can play a 4th in one hand, but some have hands that are too small, no matter how skilled! Smoothest transitions possible. I kept the lyrics in, so that player can see where the middle layer is singing and where it is just interlude. Player will instinctively give more emphasis to melody than interlude. Original harmonies are very thick! I went through beat by beat, analyzing chords and dissonances to pick most effective notes that were not already used in melody and bass. Dissonances keep a piece moving! you need the 3rd of a chord, but often, you need the 7th or 9th more than you need the 5th!
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