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The Hammer & Anvil (Easy Piano Arrangement)

By Jake Garratt

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The Hammer & Anvil (Easy Piano Arrangement)
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Piano Solo, Easy Piano - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Jake Garratt. Contemporary Classical, Modern. Piano Reduction, Score, Solo Part. 1 pages. Published by J Garratt Composer (S0.578617).

Item Number: S0.578617

This is an arrangement of 'The Hammer & Anvil' for Piano.

'The Hammer & Anvil' is the piece that adorns the balustrade of the band stand in Parade Gardens, Bath, UK. The band stand was forged by the National Heritage Ironwork Group as a gift to the city during their 2018 'BathIron' festival. The piece is written for 2 treble clef parts and a bass clef part and can be performed by any group of instruments. For the original performance it was performed on 2 Bb Clarinets and a Bass Clarinet.

About the piece:
'The Hammer & Anvil' is derived from the melody of an English folk song about a blacksmith (ironworker) which has been adapted and augmented to be used as a melodic foundation throughout the piece, similar to an isorhythm in medieval compositions. The piece is in two sections: the A section where the folk melody is confined to the bass and the B section where the melody is split between all three parts. A repeated rhythmic motif, representative of an ironworker using his hammer and anvil, is used to accompany and/or decorate this melody.

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