Saturday, January 10, 2009

Christmas Handbell Showcase

Here's a bonus feature: Some excerpts of my Christmas handbell performances!
First, the super-duper JoyBell Ringers playing "He is Born":

And, the Rejoice Ringers, playing "Down By the Riverside" at Starmount Presbyterian Church in Greensboro. This was not a very good space to play and record in. The room just swallowed all our bass.

 Rejoice plays on one of the largest collections of handbell instruments in the world: 7+ octaves of Malmark bells,  an additional 3 octaves of Malmark bells, 7 octaves + 3 octaves of handchimes, 3 octaves of Whitechapel bells, 3 octaves of Petit and Fritzen bells, and 2 octaves Malmark Cymbells. The JoyBells play on 5 octaves of Schulmerich bells and 3 octaves of Schulmerich chimes, and wish that we had 2 more octaves of bells and 4 more octaves of chimes.

1 comment:

Katie G. said...

Everyone sounds great! Please tell everyone at bells that i really miss them and want to come play with them again!