Shakespeare’s Glock

A glockenspiel in the grounds of Stratford-upon-Avon Youth Hostel, recorded on Shakespeare's birthday.

The story

Me and my friends recently visited Stratford-upon-Avon for Shakespeare’s birthday weekend. Unfortunately our car broke down en-route, and we very nearly had to cancel the whole trip. Thanks to the AA, and the generosity of the staff at Stratford Youth Hostel, we still managed to have a good time. One bit of serendipity was that, whilst waiting for a taxi into town, we discovered a glockenspiel
in the grounds of the Youth Hostel and spent a good thirty minutes playing around with it. As something of an afterthought, I decided to get my phone out and record a couple of quick samples. I was pleasantly surprised by the results.

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  • It tries to be different

    This is a glocken based on one sample. It is has a very prominent attack and a nice resonance to it. It is spread to the entire keyboard range, and while the highs sound good, the lows might seem more like a big deep church bell. I'd recommend keeping the duration of the notes as short as possible, since if you keep it long you might start listening a few noises in the background.

    Alex Raptakis30 April 2022