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Nollirac Carillon

Review:      Nollirac Carillon! What an interesting title … is there a cathedral called 'Nollirac' somewhere, one wonders? Well – only in the fertile and creative mind of Fred Gramann! From Fred’s program notes: "The word nollirac is carillon spelled backwards. This is reflected in the music by certain motifs being first heard backwards (in reverse order like the word nollirac) and then forward (like the word carillon)."
There are three examples given in the program notes that show how the motifs designated by the letter A are the B motifs in reverse order... the notes CDFEAGCB are reversed to become BCGAEFDC.
Tempo is q = 124 (Allegro) and mixed meters abound with 7/8 being used most frequently. Generous use of LV creates the carillon sound with RT, malleted notes, and occasional marts providing exciting emphasis. Accents are essential to ensure precision and dynamics are important as this music is unrelenting in its forward movement. A brief handchime section brings a delightful change in texture and style although the pulse continues into a mostly 'stopped technique' section which leads back to the opening 7/8 pattern and style. Did we mention that there are wonderful opportunities for ringers to hone their reading and bell-changing skills due to many accidentals?

Published by: From the Top Music

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Gramann, Fred
Season: All Year
Classification: Concert , Original Composition , Secular
Technique: Mallet , TD (Thumb Damp) , Martellato Lift , RT (Ring Touch) , Sk (Shake) , LV (Let Vibrate) , Martellato
Voicing: Handbells, No Choral
Instrument: Chimes(Choirchimes or Handchimes)
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