Bells: a Homage to Sibelius
I have always loved the music of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. In celebration of his 150th birthday in 2015, I wrote a piece called "Bells", which is inspired by the grand melody in his fifth symphony. Here it is again, on the same day one year later! After a meditative introduction, the Sibelius-inspired theme is introduced, accompanied by bold majestic chords, and reaching a tumultuous climax. Once the excitement has died down, the tune is heard softly again, wrapped in tenderness, before a final flourish.
Roger L Brinker
1/2/2017 09:21:51 pm
It is interesting to catch the coloring of the tones of the composition. The beginning is subdued and somewhat dark rising to a brighter and somewhat triumphant peak and then dropping back to an almost reverential end. On a personal note I see that you not only play with your fingers but also with your body as a whole.
Leave a Reply.