Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

This is a work in progress. Take 13.

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The piece is pretty much complete now. I’m running several iterations and picking the one that sounds the most interesting now.

I’m calling these pieces “Transformed Hymns”, since they are derived from traditional protestant hymns. This is the first, based on a 15th century German carol. Each note is allowed to stretch out for one to five notes, at varying tempos and volume.

This version is scored for finger piano, harp, marimba, vibraphone, and balloon drum. The tuning is 72 equal divisions of the octave using these notes:

  • C 1/1
  • D 10/9
  • D 9/8
  • E 5/4
  • F 4/3
  • F 25/18
  • G 3/2
  • A 5/3
  • A 27/16
  • B 16/9
  • B 9/5
  • B 15/8

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Prent Rodgers

Musician seduced into capitalism.