Mar
15

O Wondrous Sight! O Vision Fair!

No… we haven’t had an epiphany, sorry to say. Sometimes it seems that having one would really make this life easier!

What we do have is William Knapp’s hymn by that title for you to play as an eight-bell piece. Our arrangement has an interesting delicacy and flow, and is will fit anywhere in your service. We invite you to take a look, and hope that you’ll join the fun!

Mar
09

“A Snail’s Pace” is going to Bay View Week of Handbells!

We received word that “A Snail’s Pace” is part of the 2014 repertoire for the Bay View Week of Handbells! It’ll be an exciting time as it’s part of what will be a marvelous concert program. It’s a tremendous honor, because the event brings together an excellent ensemble of about 100 handbell musicians.

If you’re in the upper part of the lower peninsula on Thursday, August 14th, join us at the Bay View Association (1715 Encampment Ave., Petoskey, MI) that evening. Be sure to arrive at John M. Hall Auditorium early (the concert is at 8:00 p.m., but fills up quickly, so 7:30 will probably be about right)!

See you there!

Feb
05

Yay! More music!

We’re in the process of expanding our catalog! The latest two pieces are from Low Ding Zone!

“Charleston” is the famous song by Cecil Mack and Jimmy Johnson that sparked a huge dance craze that carries over to today’s lindy hop fans. Scored for seven bass ringers, it’s full of wild action that will have you dancing too.

The “Outta My Way Blues” probably is *the* weirdest handbell piece on the planet. While it’s and original piece for seven ringers, the choreography is always a (very, very small) step from getting completely out of hand as one player gradually takes over four malleted parts. The four displaced players, undaunted, add their own lines on Bb or C instruments (Bb clarinets are recommended, as the last two chords are written to be played left-handed while playing bells right-handed)!

Have fun!

Jan
23

New music is on the way!

We’ve been busy recording more music, and will release it soon – keep watching here! :)

Nov
20

The “Eight-Bell Nutcracker” is here!

We’ve started to release our eight-bell arrangements of pieces from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker”! They’re fun as well as challenging, and will charm your audiences. Check them out at http://www.choraegus.com/wordpress/ring/eight-bell-music/eight-bell-classical/tchaikovsky-the-nutcracker/

Or if you’d like to save a bit of money and get all eight pieces as a collection, the set is at http://www.choraegus.com/wordpress/ring/eight-bell-music/eight-bell-collections/larry-and-carlas-eight-bell-nutcracker-collection/!

Sep
16

Christmas isn’t that far away!

We’re getting into the Christmas spirit now, and have just released our eight-bell arrangement of “In the Bleak Midwinter”. Gustav Holst set Christina Rossetti’s 1872 poem to music brilliantly, and we hope you’ll find our arrangement captures what the master composer was thinking and feeling when he wrote the music in 1906.

More music is coming, so keep checking here!

Sep
10

Yes! Another “Surprisingly Easy” Collection!

We’ve been waiting until all y’all started your new fall seasons to release our second “Surprisingly Easy” Christmas collection… after all, we didn’t want you to miss seeing it! It contains these Christmas songs:

  • I Saw Three Ships
  • Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
  • Quelle est cette Odeur? / What is that Goodly Fragrance?
  • See, Amid the Winter’s Snow
  • Slumber Song of the Infant Jesus
  • Still, Still, Still
  • Sussex Carol / On Christmas Night All Christians Sing
  • We Three Kings

These are perfect if you need music for two to four ringers, whether you’re just a bit shorthanded, or whether you’re looking to make a ringing expedition to a venue with limited space (the small church down the road? someone’s living room? a classroom at school?).

And just to remind you – our first “Surprisingly Easy” Christmas collection is still (and hopefully forever) available too!

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!

Older posts «