Interviews


How To Leave Your 20s In Style

How To Leave Your 20s In Style


Posted By on Feb 25, 2016

A while back I found a video posted in one of the handbell forums on the internet of a brand new “Concerto for Piano with Choir and Handbells”. The piece begins with thick, Gothic chords that reminded me of the scene in Beauty and the Beast when the castle doors sweep open to reveal the vast, aging castle with one flower in the middle. Darius Lim, the composer of the piece who also plays the piano, immediately drew me in...

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In 2013 my brother Bryce and I set off across the country to participate in the Raleigh Ringers’ Virtuoso event. Along the way, we stopped by the beautiful mountain town of Colorado Springs to crash a Pikes Peak Youth Ringers concert. The kids sounded great, but what really struck me by surprise was a quartet that performed during the concert. Four ringers played “Sabre Dance” at full speed while adding a mind...

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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 in America, and all of their postings are in Japanese.  After reaching out to them,...

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Timbre – Group Spotlight


Posted By on Sep 20, 2013

Timbré is an advanced small ensemble focusing on classic and avant-garde original handbell literature from Southern California. They seek to advance the artistic growth of handbells by setting high standards of musical performance and by encouraging composers to write new works for handbells, either alone or in combination with other instruments and voices. Still A Young Ensemble Timbré is a fairly new ensemble… as they said:...

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Editors Note: This is a summary of the Handbell Choir Wednesday series that Tiara Roman posts on the I Love Handbells Facebook page.  Tintabulations also happens to be the group the Handbell Brothers ring with. In 1996, seven of Barb Walsh’s former students decided they wanted to continue ringing. They formed a group called “B Sharps” and rang two octaves of bells. Inspired by a group called “Tintinnabulations” at the Twelfth Night...

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A bit of Larry and Carla‘s history: “We’d both been playing handbells since 1987 – me in England, and Larry in California – nearly 6,000 miles apart. We got to know each other on Facebook Chat, and then met in person for the very first time in Chicago O’Hare Airport… and went to the Bay View Week of Handbells together. That was back in 2010. After that, it was a whole year until we saw each...

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