Starting Off the Holiday Season

Posted By Derek Nance on Dec 3, 2012 | 3 comments

It’s December, which means I can no longer wait to post holiday bell music.  Since there is an abundance of holiday bell music out there on the internet, I figured I would start with something a bit different.  Here is the Harmonic Bronze Handbell Ensemble from Los Angeles, California, performing “Winter Dance” (they start playing one minute into the video):

The more times I listen to this piece the more it grows on me.  With the catchy melody and variations in accompaniment, the group is able to hold the audience’s attention for the duration of the piece.  After last week’s post about the most viewed handbell videos on Youtube, if this is the one handbell video thousands of people see on TV during the holiday season, I’m ok with that.