Twilight recitals from the Bathurst War Memorial Carillon will be included in the line-up of free entertainment in Kings Parade on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 February for Bathurst’s Summer Arts
Festival, Inland Sea of Sound.
Two twilight recitals will feature a specially commissioned work written for the Bathurst Carillon, composed by Sydney carillonist and composer, Daniel Guo, premiered by Bathurst carillonist, Jennifer Roberts, on both Friday and Saturday nights. An award-winning composer for carillon, Daniel was awarded 2nd prize in the 2020 Guild of Carillonneurs in North America Warner Arrangements and Transcriptions Competition, for his arrangement of ‘Arirang’, a Korean folk song.
“In this piece, I have aimed to show the capability of the Bathurst carillon as best as possible, utilising the full range of the bells and idiomatic gestures for the instrument,” said Daniel Guo. “It is based on the idea of waves, and a continuous ebb and flow in dynamics and tempo.”
“For an event called the ‘Sea of Sound,” he says, “It is hard to resist writing a piece around the note of C – it begins on C, ends on C, and there are a fair few C’s in the middle.”
Jennifer is excited to premiere the work at both twilight recitals, along with other carillon repertoire. She will be joined by fellow carillonist Denise Garland, who will perform on the Friday night.