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This was first performed in the beautiful surroundings and stunning acoustics of The Chapter House at Exeter Cathedral by The Exeter University Clarinet Choir (started by one of my students, which makes me a clarinet choir grandmother!) and The Peninsula Clarinet Choir. We played facing each other across the audience as this Bb decet splits musically into two quintets which intermingle and oppose each other to mimic resounding bells. Be careful of the tuning on the high notes, and don’t let the dotted rhythms become too jerky as this would disrupt the smooth flow of the arrangement.