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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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Markoulaki, Effrosyni: Bell-ringers 

 

 

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  • Program notes: 

    “Bell-ringers” for two players on one piano is part of my collection of piano pieces for young students “Piano-adventures” published by “PHILIPPOS NAKAS” in September 2011.
    In this and similar pieces I am introducing the young pianists to contemporary piano techniques and notation. I invite them to search for and produce different sounds besides the common ones.
    It based in the following sequence of accords in C major:

    I-V6/4-I6-IV-II6-I6/4-V-VII/V-V-I-VII/V-V-V/II -
    V/V-V/IV-IV-Germ.6th-Ι6/4-V-Ι-ΙV6/4-ΙΙ2-ΙΙ2Nap-I

    where the bass-line first ascends diatonically up to the 7th chord of the sequence and then descends chromatically until the 18th accord.
    The first pianist part is in traditional notation and is played on the keyboard, while the second pianist plays inside the piano, striking the chords with his/her fingers, a small wood stick with soft head and a tuning fork.
    All these techniques are full explained at the preface and exactly notated on the score.

  • Technical specs: 

    • To perform this piece we need:
    - a small wood stick with soft spherical head and
    - a tuning fork.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
2
MusiciansInstruments
Keyboard
2
Piano

 

 

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