Ding Dong!

Christmas light-hearted fun with bellsfor mixed ensemble

Sextet: Flute, Bb clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, cello and crystal glasses

Ding Dong! is a meditation on bells – hence the title, but also the reference to our children’s nursery song – “Ding, dong, bell, pussy’s in the well”, the Wizard of Oz – “Ding, dong the witch is dead” and the carol – “Ding, dong merrily on high!”

Christmas is a time of nostalgia and memories and this piece rings with cheery bells and chimes for listeners to float into that space.

Written in 1994, this 6-minute piece is suitable for advanced musicians. It was commissioned by Nexus for its Christmas concert of 13 Adelaide composers “A Nexus Noel”.

Listen to a sample of Ding Dong!

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Where to buy

Score and parts are normally available at the Australian Music Centre but it is closed because of the coronavirus outbreak. You can read more about Ding Dong! at:

Australian Music Centre

You can purchase the music directly from Becky by emailing her:

music@beckyllewellyn.com.

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