Bell Garden for two trumpets, trombone and two bell players (2013, 4’)

First performance: Hartberg/Austria, Gartenatelier bellabayer, July 20th 2013, as a soundtrack
First live performance: Amsterdam/The Netherlands, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, December 17th 2013, by CvA Brass and Percussion (conductor Ivan Meylemans)

Trumpets, trombone and bells engage in jubilant repeating motifs that blend, contrast and vibrate on a warm summer afternoon. Bell Garden, a piece in three short parts, was conceived for the beautiful lily garden at Gartenatelier bellabayer in Hartberg, Austria. The bell shape of the lilies and their rich variety of copper and brass colours dictated the instrumentation of the piece. The piece was written for the Austrian concertello concert series 2013. The premiere took place at bellabayer on July 20th and 21st 2013.

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