Yes, it’s pretty early to be thinking about Christmas shopping – but not about rehearsing for the holiday season! Most of the handbell directors (and choral directors, too) we know, start choosing their season’s music in August or September so they can focus on the music when everyone’s together.
We’ve posted our first new Christmas piece of 2014. It’s an eight-bell arrangement of “Away in a Manger” (the James Murray melody, which seems to be the more popular one in the USA). The delicate feel of this piece will make it perfect for your Christmas Eve service, or for any other thoughtful, contemplative moment in your December at church.