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Ravel: Le Gibet No. 2 in E-flat Minor

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Maurice Ravel - Gaspard de la nuit :
Le Gibet, No. 2
Le Gibet  No. 2  in E-flat Minor by Ravel piano sheet music
Key: E-flat Minor Year: 1908
Level: 8+ Period: Impressionism
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (842 kB)

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lamp Le Gibet--appropriate playing of large chords
December 03, 2010, 03:33:36 AM by rubygazelle

I'm working through Le Gibet and it's all going quite smoothly except for those beastly large descending chords in measures 20, 23, etc. Remembering the chords isn't a problem for me, and neither is playing them at tempo (which, granted, is slow to begin with, but still, no stumbling here). Problem is...my hand span just doesn't suffice  Roll Eyes  I don't have small hands at all, but the stretch between, say, E natural and G flat (or LH A flat to C flat) is a bit beyond me.

I have yet to hear a recording in which anyone plays it using rolls, but I've been working at it that way since it's the only way my hands can handle it, and I've managed to make it sound rather graceful after a while. I don't imagine that would be up to performance standards though, would it? Any suggestions on how to work with this? Or is this piece something I should keep for private playing?

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