Storms Till Dawn with Londonderry Air
Storms ‘Till Dawn is a melancholy portrait of summer storm blowing across the plains. Set in the minor mode, the accompaniment track features gusts of wind, distant thunder, wind chimes, low string pads and acoustic guitar-ish lead with which the bell soloist intertwines melodic material. Eventually, the storm moves out and is replaced by simple morning rain with harp leading into bits of “Londonderry Air.” The rain dissipates and is replaced with an acoustic guitar outlining chords with singing birds and insects at dawn. In each of these Soundscape solos, improvisation and individuality in ringing expression is encouraged. The supplied recording is offered simply as one possible option. 104 measures.