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'Gillian'

Glen Charles Halls, composer and pianist

A piano composition and performance by Canadian pianist Glen Charles Halls. Gillian is actually a free jazz ballad, which might be called 'structured improvisation'. The composition is comprised of a series of different melodic lines, but written no time signature or barlines. with suggested supporting chordal harmonies. . In that sense the composition is an interesting cofluence between modern creative jazz and 20th century experimental and indeterminate traditions. Improvisation is based around the melodic lines or the colors and 'vibes' supported by those lines and suggested harmonies.

 

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Sheet music for this song is available from Sound of Light music.

Gillian is also released on Glen Halls' CD "progression Meditation", which is available for purchase in itunes and amazon.

 

 

 

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