The Handbell Brothers are excited to be bringing the world Michèle Sharik’s Senior recital “Not your Gramma’s Bells”. The recital took place at Cal State San Marcos on November 17th, 2012. Michèle performs a whole host of different styles of music, from classic bell literature to minimalist adaptations to modern compositions, while accompanied by a small army of musicians.
A high quality DVD was also recorded at the performance. Information on how to purchase the DVD will be available here in the spring.
(Click on each song title to jump to that piece)
Pre-show – interviews about handbells
Prisms(1975) – William Payn
SoundShards (2012) – Susan T. Nelson, commissioned by Michele Sharik *World Premiere*
Copper Clapper Caper – skit
Minimal Rondeau (1999) – Thomas E. Parsons
Wind of Soul (2012) – Sierra Tse *U.S. Premiere*
Carillon (2003) – Kevin McChesney
Grace (2002) – Roger Weismeyer with “To Walk With Me” (2012) film by Michèle Sharik
“Clapper” Music (1972) – Steve Reich
Song of Peace (2001) – Arnold Sherman
Michèle Sharik – Soloist
Timbré Handbell Ensemble – KatRyn Howell, Sunghee Kim, Elizabeth Mays, Barbra Meinke, Gretchen Rauch, and Brian Pituley
Toni Aguilar, handbells; Roy Attridge, handbells; Raymond Betz, percussion; Meridith Blake, acting; PL Grove, handbells, singing; Diego Gutierrez, marimba; Ginger Hague, handbells; Tessique Houston, handbells; KatRyn Howell, synthesizer; Scott Middough, piano; Sara Millar, handbells, dancing; Jeremy Springer, acting; Patti TenBrook, handbells, cello; Warren TenBrook, singing; and Ian Voyagis, singing, acting
Live sound and main screen operation – Lorenzo Taylor
Lighting Design and Operation – Ashley Jenks
Audio and Video – Tessique Houston
Costume Manager – PL Grove
Stage hands – Timbré Ensemble, Roy Attridge, Ruben Mendoza, Ian Voyagis, and Brian Houston
Video Crew – led by Andrew Reed
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Diva Wrangling – Brian Pituley
Wind of Soul
Poem by Sierra Tse
To whom I miss
do you sleep well?
To whom I miss
do you live well?
I can’t remember how long we didn’t see each others.
Back and forth between the earth;
to compensate for all the karma,
never known when can I go home.
When bells ring,
in order to console every hurt souls,
it reminds all the stories;
the lingering, is the care that cannot erase.
Under the limited time,
I take the life responsibility,
to serve all the beings,
to compensate for the endless black hole.
Dr William Bradbury, Kristine Diekmann, Chad Huggins, Albert Rascon, Hope Lutheran Church (Temecula, CA), Clairemont Lutheran Church (San Diego, CA), Grace Lutheran Church (Palo Alto, CA), Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA), Sonos Handbell Ensemble, Stephen Greenlee, Susan T. Nelson, Sierra Tse, Rima Greer, Jim Meredith
Quote in “Clapper” Music intro: Johnson, Ton. 1989. The Vioce of New Music: New York City 1972-1982 – A Collection of Articles Originally Published by the Village Voice. Eindhoven, Netherlands: Het Apollohuis. ISBN 90-71638-09-X.
Post Concert Music : Kodo Tryptich – James Meredith, from “Ringing Up” DVD, Sonos Handbell Ensemble. ©2009 Sonos Productions, used by permission.
Program by Gretchen Rauch
Michèle Sharik’s website: http://www.thegoldendance.com