Aug 11

A New Collection!

We’ve (finally!) put together our first collection of eight-bell hymns! It’s a set of eight arrangements that you can use throughout the year, so you can use it as the bulk of your small ensemble pieces for a whole season (adding in other pieces for Christmas, of course!) – or you can even play them all at the same time as a mini-concert!

Larry and Carla’s Eight-Bell Hymn Collection contains the following:

- Take My Life and Let It Be
- Kingsfold
- When Morning Gilds the Skies
- Just As I Am
- Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart
- Lucerna Laudoniae
- All the Way My Spirit Leads Me
- Simple Gifts

Do take a look – you’ll have fun with these!

Jul 13

To a Wild Rose

We have a new eight-bell arrangement! It’s Edward MacDowell’s “To A Wild Rose”, and it’s perfect for that one-minute spot that you have in your service or program. We have a feeling that many of you have played this on the piano… have fun!

Jul 09

New Music’s Here!

The continuing quest for fun and art proceeds! We’ll be rolling out a bunch of new eight-bell pieces in the next couple of weeks, and we think you’re going to have a lot of fun trying them out.

We’ve put out a new recording of “The Butterfly”, possibly the most popular Irish slip jig of all time (it comes up first in the searches we made, and is way, way ahead of whichever jig is in second place.

And today’s new release is “Moreton Bay”, a thoughtful Australian folk song also known as “The Convict’s Lament” – it, of course, is about the hard life that “new residents” of Down Under had when sent there as punishment for their crimes. Despite the sad story behind the song, it’s a beautiful piece.

Keep dropping by – there’ll be much more music to come!

Jun 14

The TCCC Processional is available!

I just returned from the 2014 Texas Conference Choir Clinic (affectionately known as “Choir Camp”). For the Thursday communion service, we had a specially-written handbell processional which the Advanced Adult Handbell Choir memorized and played in just two rehearsals.

It’s available for just $10.00 for the number of copies your ensemble will need at “Processional TCCC 2014″!

Aug 24

The New Season is Upon Us!

It’s the end of summer (well, not technically since the equinox doesn’t happen for a few more weeks…), and we’re planning to release some new music! Keep checking in, because it’ll be more ringing fun!

And… if you want to have us ring at your event, let us know by clicking on the “Book Us!” link above!

Jul 15

Just Released! – “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen”

We’ve just released our eight-bell arrangement of “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen”! You can find – and see/hear, and buy it at http://www.choraegus.com/wordpress/ring/eight-bell-music/eight-bell-american/nobody-knows-the-trouble-ive-seen/ .

Happy Ringing! :)

Jul 10

Want to book us for the holidays?

We (Larry and Carla) are starting to get ready for the 2013 holiday season. We have over an hour of eight-bell Christmas music, so that means we can be part of a service, or a dinner party, or a corporate celebration… or you can even have us put on a concert at your church or organization!

Meanwhile, there still is time between now and the fall, so we’d love to play at your wedding or other special occasion!

All you have to do is click on “Book Us!” above, and send us a message!

Jun 20

Eight-Bell Concert!

Come to our eight-bell concert – it’s going to be fun!

Sunday, June 30, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Immanuel Lutheran Church
2725 N 60th Ave.
Omaha, Nebraska

See you there!

Apr 01

Were You There?

Well, no… it’s not a question for you, the reader! We’ve just posted our eight-bell arrangement of the American spiritual “Were You There?” It’s available at http://www.choraegus.com/wordpress/ring/eight-bell-music/eight-bell-hymns-general/were-you-there/, and we know you’ll enjoy playing and hearing it!

Mar 07

New Music!

We’ve just posted two new eight-bell arrangments!

“O Sacred Head” – the well-known Crucifixion hymn is here, and just in time for you to be learn it for your Good Friday service!

“Kingsfold” (aka “Oh, Sing a Song of Bethlehem”) is a fairly easy hymn arrangement that would be great for your season-end concerts (or Christmas)!

Enjoy!

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