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Lewis, Paul - Tintinnabulations for harp

Lewis, Paul - Tintinnabulations for harp

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Paul Lewis, pedal harp, total duration c. 16 minutes: Goodmusic GM125, 2014. He writes: " Edgar Alan Poe's beautiful word "tintinnabulations" was devised to describe the after-sound of bells lingering in the air. These pieces are impressions of 3 memorable church bell experiences, but only the third makes use of the actual sequences & changes that were rung. Owing to the manner in which all the strings of the harp resonate no matter which notes have been played, it is an instrument uniquely capable of tintinnabulating in bell-like fashion.

1. Chimes at Chagford - In 1997 I spent the first of many a New Year's Eve in the village of Chagford, Devon, at the home of harpist Elizabeth Jane Baldry. At midnight the bells of St. Michael the Archangel rang out across the valley, optimistically marking the start of the New Year.


2. Hand Bells at Bosham - One day in 1998 as Elizabeth Jane and I approached the picturesque Holy Trinity Church at Bosham, Sussex, the magical sound of hand bells wafted towards us on the afternoon air. We lingered in the church to watch the ringers, and as we left, the great church bells joined in, lending an element of majesty to this otherwise ethereal experience.


3. Westham Welcome - In August 2012 soprano Sharon Elizabeth and I, newly married, moved into a beautiful Tudor house next to the ancient church of St. Mary at Westham, Sussex. One afternoon shortly after, the church bells pealed out & an excited neighbour knocked on the door to tell us this was the first time they had been rung in ten years!"

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