Tintinnabulation

for percussion and piano

--- Brian Inglis

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Composer Brian Inglis
Year of Composition 2004
Duration 1'-1'20"
ISMN 9790570681648
Student Difficulty int-adv
Categories (all composers) , , ,
Catalogue ID ce-bi1t2

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Tintinnabulation was commissioned by Stephen Gutman and premiered by Stephen Gutman and Richard Benjafield alongside 59 other miniatures as part of a ‘Grand Ritual’, What Strikes The Clocke, at London’s South Bank Centre (Birtwistle Festival) on 31st October 2004.

The second performance – the first as an independent composition – was given by James Hughes (percussion) with Tim Balnaves (piano) at the Djanogly Recital Hall, Nottingham University, on 7th February 2006.

tintinnabulation, n. the tinkling sound of bells. [L. tintinnābulum, a bell – tintinnāre, to jingle, reduplicated from tinnīre, to jingle.]
Chambers’s Compact English Dictionary
The work is arch-like in structure. The opening and ending explore the joint sonority of the piano and tubular bells whilst the middle section combines the glockenspiel and piano to create the image of a music box.
– James Hughes