Bells (C4-F5 voice and piano)
Run time: approx. 3′. N.B.: Bells is also available for C3-F4 voice and piano. Based on text by Edgar Allan Poe, Bells started as an academic exercise in text setting and word painting, but it became a light, maybe-passively-festive celebration of wintertime and joy.
Bells, based on text by Edgar Allan Poe, started as an academic exercise in text setting and word painting, but it soon became a project I genuinely enjoyed working on, rather than an assignment I simply had to complete for school. Despite my fondness for the piece, I didn’t have an opportunity to get it performed until two years later. As a result, Bells underwent minor revisions, eradicating a few details that were only present for the sake of practicing certain compositional techniques. The end product is a song I enjoy even more now than I did as a sophomore, combining my favorite aspects of the original piece with a more current perspective on life and music.
Run time: approx. 3′. N.B.: Bells is also available for C3-F4 voice and piano.
Bells high voice and piano perusal (preview before you buy!)
Listen to Bells as performed by Tess Galbiati and J.P. Lempke:
- 11/21/2016: singer Tess Galbiati and pianist J.P. Lempke, Katzin Concert Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
- 10/21/2016: singer Chelsea Janzen and pianist Neilson Chen, “Whilst You Were Sleeping, I Was Singing,” Knights of Pythias Lodge, Tempe, AZ (world premiere)