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The thirds of the original he divines as Bach ‘s imitation of sheep bells, magnified by scoring for “tuneful percussion” to glittering effect. Login Enter your username and password Forgotten your username or password?

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. As a preternaturally gifted pianist, whose technical foundations were laid in his teens by studies with Louis Pabst, and gifted with one of the keenest ears in Western music, Graingerfrom his first conscious encounter with music, was molding sounds like putty, and the story of his musical education is as much a chronicle of unlearning what his teachers were at pains to impart as it is of learning all the more to trust his instincts.

Standard encyclopedia entries note that Grainger had “a few piano lessons with Busoni in ” — Grainger ‘s intuitive, freewheeling approach to the piano grated on the Italian’s perfectionism, though the one thing they saw eye-to-eye on, relatively speaking, was Bach.


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. Your Shopping Cart There are no items in your shopping cart. Performances of this work 24 Jul Versions of this work Select from the following versions of this work to view more detailed information: Selected Music and Letters of Percy Grainger.

Among Busoni ‘s earliest publications are editions of Bach ‘s two- and three-part Inventions, while edition of the complete keyboard works occupied him throughout his life.

Blithe Bells (Grainger, Percy)

Pianos 4 hands – Percussion ensembles. For all that, Grainger was a thoroughly taught musician who could look back upon the history grainber Western music to recognize kindred spirits in every age.

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On a Grainger “ramble” — his term for transcription, arrangement, or creative rethinking — anything is more than likely to happen. For the variety of performing forces specified — and Grainger is generous in the allowance of his elastic scoring for the ensemble one may have at hand bithe the effect is at once respectful and vulgar, grandiose but cogent, exuberant and moving.

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Work Overview 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. Percy Grainger Edition, Vol. Introspection Late Night Partying.

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Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. His numerous transcriptions of Bachin particular of the great Chaconne from the Second Partita for Solo Violinbecame part of his persona as a performer, occasioning criticism from purists. User reviews Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this work.

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