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IAC013

by Ian A. Cook 2012

The Pealing Bells for brass quintet

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IAC013

The Pealing Bells by Ian A. Cook

Program Note

Duration: 4'45''

The Pealing Bells is an aleatoric fanfare for brass quintet meant to imitate the ringing of bells. The whole piece is arranged in an arch structure reminiscent of the symmetrical shape of bells. It begins with the individual tolling of the first trumpet, which is slowly joined by the rest of the players one by one. The players are also given ever-expanding sets of pitches from which to choose their notes until the point where all twelve chromatic pitches are available. After a brief middle section, the rest of the piece is an exact reversal of the first half, with each part having a dwindling number of pitches in their set until finally the first trumpet is left tolling a single pitch alone, just as in the beginning. The ringing of bells is very slow music with a melody that evolves over extended periods of time. As such, I invite you to listen with very patient and open ears.

The Pealing Bells is copyrighted Š 2012 by Ian A. Cook All rights are reserved. Ian A. Cook is a member of ASCAP and receives royalties for all performances of his compositions. Please report all performances at ianacook.com/performance-notification

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Performance Notes Stage 1

5

r Pe

Audience

3

4

2

  

bell tone

=

=

sfz

n

This should be played over the duration listed. If multiple pitches are shown, choose which pitch to play. When a new pitch is added to the available pitches, play the newest pitch first.

us  



This should be held for approximately 1"-2".

al

 

These are the positions of the performers. 1 is Trumpet I, 2 is Trumpet II, 3 is Trumpet III, 4 is Trombone, and 5 is Bass Trombone.

The material within the repeats should be repeated an indeterminate number of times for the duration of the black beam.

e or Sc

An unspecified number of notes played slowly at first but speeding up to as fast as possible over the duration listed.

An unspecified number of notes played as fast as possible at first but slowing down over the duration listed.

An unspecified number of notes played as quickly as possible for the duration listed.

*

Rotate 180° until facing away from the audience.


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Transposed Score

The Pealing Bells for brass quintet Ian A. Cook (b. 1990) 2012 4"-5"

Trumpet in Bb I

4"-5"

Trumpet in Bb III

fp

Tpt. II

Tpt. III

         mf

Tbn.

5"-6"        

mf

B. Tbn.

 

f

6"-7"         

10"

f 4"-5"

mf

f

mp

     7"-9"

p sempre cresc. mp poco a poco

   

f

6"-7"

 

mp

    

n

f 5"-6"

       

  

   

p sempre cresc. poco a poco 8"-10"

f 3"-4"

4"-5"

5"-6"

p sempre cresc. poco a poco 7"-8" 7"-8"

2"-3"

 

mf

3"-4"

e or Sc

Tpt. I



mp

          

5"-7" harmon mute, no stem

  

3"-4"

     

p sempre cresc. poco a poco 6"-7" 6"-7"



    

4"-5"

al

Bass Trombone

mp

       

us

Trombone

    

p sempre cresc. poco a poco 5"-6" 5"-6"

r Pe

Trumpet in Bb II

3"-4"

          

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4"-5"

 


3"-4"

15"

Tpt. I

   1"     

  

 

10"

4"-5"

ff sempre dim. f poco a poco

Tpt. II

1"-2"

Tbn.

ff sempre dim. f poco a poco



3"-4"

2"

mf

4"-5"

5"-6"

ff sempre dim. f poco a poco 4"

n

4"-5"

ff sempre dim. f poco a poco 3"

f

mf

mf

us

B. Tbn.

open 

3"-4"

r Pe

Tpt. III

fp

2"-3"

5

5"-7"

   

7"-9"

5"-6"

6"-7"

ff sempre dim. f poco a poco

mf

mp

al 4"-5"

         x3

mp

Tpt. II

Tpt. III

Tbn.

4"-5"

    

mp 5"-6"

B. Tbn.

6"-7"       

   

p 5"-6"* 5"-6"

x3            

p 6"-7"*

6"-7"

   x3      

mp

mp

5"-6"

6"-7"

       

4"-5"* 4"-5"

e or Sc

Tpt. I

 3"-4"     

7"-8"

p 7"-8"*

p 8"-10" 8"-10"* 8"-10"

     x3

        x3

p

7"-8"


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