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In a Chinese Temple Garden

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Uploaded by: Keys61 (02/05/14)
Composer: Ketèlbey, Albert
Sample Producer: Paramount Organ Works
Sample Set: Paramount 450
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Theatre
(moves quickly from FF to PP throughout)

In a Chinese Temple Garden (1923)
Albert Ketèlbey (1875-1959)
arranged by artist

I couldn't find an organ transcription, so I took the piano transcription (1923) listened to the orchestral version...... and this is the outcome.

The sheet music calls it an "Oriental Phantasy" (spelled with a "p.") There is also a synopsis, but I won't include it, as it uses some offensive slang, which must have been acceptable when it was first published.

The Paramount gets to show her varied percussion instruments (tuned and un-tuned!) including the Chinese Block (wood) and the Chinese Gong!

This is the sixth Ketèlbey Orchestral Tone Poem I've posted here on CB; they all took time to learn, register and arrange... but it has been an enjoyable "journey."
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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