Instrumentation 2222 2210 timp+3 harp strings
Duration 7'30"
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Grandsire Triples takes its name from a bell-ringing pattern associated with the English tradition of “change-ringing.”  Unlike the more familiar carillon (in which bells play recognizable melodies), change-ringing is based on a repeated sequence, with the sequence changing slightly with each repetition.  My adaptation of these patterns results in a textural theme and variations, with the harmony and instrumental colors evolving over time.