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for solo recorder, duo (with keyboard accompaniment) or mixed chamber quintet (with keyboard)

Year:  2023   ·  Duration:  2m 10s
Instrumentation:  Descant recorder and treble/tenor/flute, piano, clarinet, cello

Year:  2023
Duration:  2m 10s
Instrumentation  Descant recorder and treble...

Judith Bell

Composer:   Judith Bell

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Judith Bell: Memories — VIDEO

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Memories is a gentle piece written for descant recorder with a duet part that can be played on a flute, treble recorder, or tenor recorder.
The accompaniment track has piano, cello and clarinet, but it can easily be performed live with just the piano accompaniment.
A focus in this piece is to enjoy the long G’s, listening to the intonation (tuning) and harmonies and countermelodies underneath. These will require big breaths to sustain the gentle but long phrases.
The other challenge in this piece is the chance to aim for a smooth change between B and C and throughout the opening phrases that engage B-C-B-G and landing on low E or D smoothly.
Someone described this piece as sounding like a farewell. Whatever memories or pictures this piece might make come to mind, I hope you enjoy the major 7th harmonies (typically a dreamy sound), enjoy the changes of harmonic centre underneath, and are able to add your own expression.