Tubular Bells

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Will the Sec, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

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    Would some kind soul please enlighten me as to the written range of tubular bells?

    I'd hate to upset the percussion players by writing something impossible to play....

    Ta.
     
  2. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

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    Sell your dots with a hacksaw ;)

    (and some superglue)
     
  3. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

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    Should I read that in conjunction with your disclaimer, Keith?
     
  4. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

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    Depends who's hitting 'em ;)

    I remember at Besses we had a very old set that we actually did take a hacksaw to :eek:

    That was before all this lottery malarkey.

    I shall now return to the corner and stop making light of this - seeing as it actually is quite serious. Sorry.
     
  5. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

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    Oh, I dunno. It's been a tough old day for one reason and another - gave me a good laugh and I needed that!
     
  6. DaveR

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    According to Alfred Blatter's "Instrumentation / Orchestration" (which was my bible when I was a composition student, and is still never far from my right hand even now!) the written range is of the tubular bells is from C on one leger line below the treble clef stave, to F on the top line of the same.

    HTH
     
  7. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

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    It does.

    Thanks, Dave.
     
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  10. Carina

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    Unless you're really lucky, like us and have a 2 octave set especially made for the band :)
     
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