Date registered: September 4, 2011
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!
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 …
Need an easy handbell piece for Lent? “Lenten Piece” should fill the bill! It’s HMA Level 2+, and is demo’ed wonderfully by Tintabulations at http://www.choraegus.com/wordpress/ring/full-handbell-choir/lenten-piece/ – do take a look!
We have a new “Surprisingly Easy” collection in our catalog! For lack of a more flamboyant title, it’s called the “Surprisingly Easy Eight-Bell Collection (The Second One). Most of the selection therein are from the United Kingdom, and “Waltzing Matilda” fills out the set nicely. We hope you take a look at the videos, and …
A dear friend sent email today… “I’d like to purchase the pdf of “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen…” Another asked whether she could get “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” – so both bass handbell ensemble arrangments are now available for various number of players. It’s nice to have a very-easy-to-manage e-store! It’s …
We’re continuing to see how wonderful it is to have our own line of eight-bell pieces. Only two four-in-hand ringers are needed (or you can play them as quartets, too), and no tables are needed – just put the music on a stand, and get the bells out, and you’re rolling. That means we can …
Carla and I have been really busy ringing this holiday season: Twelve hours at the Salvation Army kettle. One time our relief didn’t show, so we just stayed for an extra couple of hours… and on Christmas Eve we took both two-hour shifts. We decided that ringing the usual little bell wasn’t enough, so we …
Advent is here, and we’re looking forward to Christmas with anticipation. Carla and I have had a wonderful time sharing our eight-bell music with the world. In case you haven’t noticed, we’re aiming to record a video of us playing each piece when we add them to our catalog. Of course, it also means we …
At long last I’ve gotten to the point of having new music to sell! It took a lot to get there… and now that Carla, my wife and ringing partner is here, we can make videos of the new eight-bell arrangements. (Other ideas are in progress for working with bigger-than-duet compositions…). You’ll find them under …
I notice that life has caught up with me, and that I haven’t been here in awhile. Perhaps I’ll get to the point where I’ll be back to making progress again soon… but for now I’ll have to zip off to tend to other things! Grrrr.