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Adagio Cromatico on Michelle for organ

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By The Beatles

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Organ - Intermediate - Digital Download
By The Beatles. Arranged by Paul Ayres. Octavo. 4 pages. Published by Paul Ayres (H0.964815-SC000014982).

Item Number: H0.964815-SC000014982

From the liner notes to Paul Ayres's CD Rainbow Toccata:

"A favourite trick of organists, when reharmonising lastverses of hymns, is to introduce a chromatic bass line. Accompanying theopening melody of Michelle with achromatic descending scale seems to be almost too obvious (it’s not quite howthe Beatles harmonise the tune). I wondered how far it might be possible tocontinue in this same vein, in strict four-part counterpoint. The result is arich, intense harmonic sound-world reminiscent of Franck, Fauré and Vierne. AsMichelle herself, in the song, is French (we assume: but perhaps she’s from Lutonand her paramour is speaking in French merely in order to… well, as a pop hit fourteenyears later would say, “voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?”), this nod inthe direction of les grandes orgues de Paris seems suitable, and registrationhas been chosen accordingly."

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