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Blithe bells : choir

by Percy Grainger

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Performance by Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti from the CD Australian Chamber Orchestra

This sample is of the Chamber orchestra version of this work

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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. 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.

— Barry Peter Ould


Blithe Bells: A free ramble on Johann Sebastian Bach’s aria ‘Sheep may safely graze’
by G.K. Williams
Source: Published by Symphony Services

Performances of this work

20 Sep 2019: at Elder Conservatorium Series - Back and Forth (Elder Hall). Featuring Bryan Griffiths, Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra.

29 Jul 2019: at AFCM: Concert Conversations 2 (The Pavilion, the Ville Resort-Casino). Featuring Ensemble Liaison.

24 Jul 2016: at A Concert of Organ Music by Australian & New Zealand Composers (Christ Church North Adelaide). Featuring Andrew Georg.

18 May 2013: at Canberra International Music Festival: Jesus' Blood (Albert Hall, Canberra). Featuring Canberra Festival Camerata.

13 Oct 2012: at Brahms Reawakening (Reardon Theatre). Featuring Ensemble Liaison.

19 Feb 2011: at Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Sidney Myer Music Bowl). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Benjamin Northey, Jonathan Grieves-Smith.

14 May 2009: at Bach, Grainger, Grieg (Albert Hall, Canberra).

1 Dec 04: Huntington Music Festival, Mudgee, NSW. Featuring Richard Tognetti, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

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