Carousel Funhouse [The]

Carousel Funhouse [The]


Composer: Kurt Meyer

Octaves Handbell: 5 – 6

Octaves Handchimes: 3 or 7

Level: 5

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This original composition offers a fresh, engaging title perfect for your Bronze level group. The lilting melodic patterns evoke memories of the various colored horses and other animals moving up and down in their own rhythm and pace while the entire carousel maintains its own steady pulse. This piece perfectly reflects all that! The subtitle is ‘Mixed Meter Madness’ – referencing the 11/8, 12/8, 8/8, 6/8 meters which flow throughout. Skilled use of stopped techniques including mallet, mart, mart-lift, and more reflect the rhythmic pulse while emphasizing the many inner voicings. Dynamics, LV, and shakes bring out the melodies and make this work truly dance from beginning to end. It flows musically and is never harsh, frantic, or edgy; another totally delightful piece from this composer. 

Octave Ranges
5-7 Octaves
Original composition
School and Youth
Secular - general usage
Level of Difficulty
Level 5
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