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  • Video of the Week: Blackbird

    Video of the Week: Blackbird

    The Beatles song “Blackbird” is a timeless classic.  Like much of the music by the Beatles, “Blackbird” continues to be a popular song.  At their concert last month, Bell Appeal premiered a cover of Blackbird beautifully written for bells and voice by Jen Hayes.  The concert was entitled “The Story […]

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  • Ensemble Profile: Kinjo Gakuin University Handbell Choir

    Ensemble Profile: Kinjo Gakuin University Handbell Choir

    As we spend time searching for handbell performances around the internet, one group consistently impresses us with their musicality and technique.  The Kinjo Gakuin University Handbell Choir is a mysterious group of extremely talented ladies from Japan.  I say mysterious because we have never heard reference to them by anyone here […]

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  • Video of the Week: FUN with the Agape Ringers

    Video of the Week: FUN with the Agape Ringers

    The Agape Ringers recently uploaded a video of their session playing the new piece “Some Nights” originally by FUN, arranged for bells by Douglas Anderson. It is very exciting to see a popular song with such a good arrangement pop up! I would love to see more songs arranged involving […]

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  • Video of the Week: Clair de Lune

    Video of the Week: Clair de Lune

    Yes, that Debussy classic. For some reason, this song seems to evoke a certain memory or feeling for everybody that hears it. As a native Las Vegan (Vegasite? Vegasan? They all sound like a disease) we avoided the Strip at all costs. The only times we would brave the craziness […]

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  • An Open Letter To The Handbell Community: Let It Go Already

    An Open Letter To The Handbell Community: Let It Go Already

    Part of running a blog involves spending lots of time watching handbell videos online.  There is one piece of music that I can’t manage to let go of, no matter how many videos I watch.  It seems to be frozen into the repertoire of every ensemble this past year.  For […]

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