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  • Video of the Week: Spirit Wind by the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble

    Video of the Week: Spirit Wind by the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble

    I can not begin to tell you how excited I am to share this video with everyone.  Long time readers of the blog will remember that I spent this last fall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Well I was out there I had the pleasure of ringing with the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble […]

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  • You Can Play THAT With An Orchestra?

    You Can Play THAT With An Orchestra?

    During Distinctly Bronze West I had lots of time to hang with my friends Brian and Greg.  Being music nerds, we shared all the interesting pieces of music we had found since the last time we had been together.  Greg showed me a piece that made me re-question all my […]

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  • Video of the Week: Grieg’s “Prelude” by Arsis Youth

    Video of the Week: Grieg’s “Prelude” by Arsis Youth

    The Arsis Youth Handbell Ensemble is once again on YouTube impressing us with their technical skills and musicality.  One of their recently posted videos is of  the E.Grieg “Prelude” from Holberg’s suite, arranged by D.J.Benton.  Sit back and enjoy the brilliance of these young, talented ringers. This summer at the National […]

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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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