Ever since CD Baby shuttered its music store we are no longer able to offer a free exclusively down-loadable single in mp3 format of this work. But you can stream the La Jolla Symphony and Steven Schick performance of Igor Korneitchouk's orchestral work,
Tintinnabulation on Soundcloud!
|The title, meaning the frenzied ringing of bells, comes from Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Bells" and is a 2012 reworking of an earlier Korneitchouk score written in the 1980s for brass and percussion octet. When La Jolla Symphony conductor Steven Schick, a celebrated percussionist, requested an overture-like work to open the concert, the choice seemed apt. By the composer's own account, the revised work is almost a percussion concerto.||
The poem is, after all, a terrific tour de force of alliteration and repetitive cadence:
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the tintinnabulation
that so musically wells
From the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells -
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