TWENTY THREE UMBRELLAS by Graham Fulton

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TWENTY THREE UMBRELLAS by Graham Fulton

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Published by Controlled Explosion Press

21cm x 21cm, black and white digital printing throughout, each book has handwritten poems on each page, saddle stitched, 2009.

' series of chance photographic images that gradually grew into a collection and then into a poem in images and words. Twenty three discarded umbrellas are the characters, and human identity and experience the plot. Things we pass by without a second glance become alive again. Black and white, bleak, beautiful and oddly touching. A limited edition. The poem in each copy is hand-written by Graham Fulton.'

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Has anyone seen a Mantovani score, featuring the 'cascading strings'?  I'm aware of the general principle, dividing the violins into A, B and C sections and then overlapping them, but I'm looking for more details.

The 4 parts which Michael mentions could indeed be (from memory) as many as 6 parts - 'Charmaine' certainly travels downwards as crotchets in 5 overlapped parts, ending with a quaver at the end of the 2nd bar before the whole 'cascade' ends in sustained 3rd and 4th bars.

You are bringing back strong memories here.

I'm a pretty busy arranger but I still do take downs of arrangements I admire because it's such a valuable learning tool, sometimes even better than actually copying an actual score. It really puts you into the arranger/composer's head and truly forces you to listen critically. You just may discover things you wouldn't otherwise.

Claude. You're right, and that's what I've been doing for many years.  However…seeing a real score often results in the proverbial 'light bulb' moment, when you see how something was done.

Conversation on 'cascading strings' taken from 'Sib. 6.1: OT: Mantovani Strings', a discussion on the Sibelius help centre forum.