Comments for Ring Press Handbell Music http://www.ring-press.com Downloadable Handbell Music Tue, 10 Oct 2017 22:22:03 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Comment on Bells of Joy (Beginning Quartet, Easy) by Alison http://www.ring-press.com/shop/bells-of-joy-quartet-d5-d6-with-mallets/#comment-17404 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:16:07 +0000 http://www.ring-press.com/?post_type=product&p=316#comment-17404 I’m not sure this is letting me leave all 5 stars, but this definitely gets 5 stars! I was looking for a fun, easy quartet and this hit the spot! It made all of us smile the first time we played it through. The scale runs will pose a good challenge for younger ringers. Overall this is a well put together, enjoyable piece of music. One of the best easy quartets I’ve ever played.

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Comment on Brethren, We Have Met to Worship (5-octaves and 3-octaves) by Stacey Nordmeyer http://www.ring-press.com/shop/brethren-we-have-met-to-worship-5-octaves-and-3-octaves/#comment-10042 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 02:36:20 +0000 http://www.ring-press.com/?post_type=product&p=551#comment-10042 Great arrangement! Equally engaging for both the 5 octave and 3 octave choirs. Challenging in spots for a beginning choir, but certainly accessible… and totally worth the effort! Best to set up the choirs so they’re ringing antiphonally.

Highly recommended!!

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Comment on This Little Light of Mine (2 octaves, Level 2) by Dorothy Dwyer http://www.ring-press.com/shop/this-little-light-of-mine-2-octaves-level-2/#comment-8535 Mon, 25 Nov 2013 02:34:44 +0000 http://www.ring-press.com/?post_type=product&p=310#comment-8535 We have played this a few times over the past three years. It gets better every time! I love this arrangement – it is fun to play and sounds great.

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Comment on Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Easy solo) by Ann Habicht http://www.ring-press.com/shop/let-mortal-flesh-keep-silence-easy-solo/#comment-8523 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 23:49:18 +0000 http://www.ring-press.com/?post_type=product&p=643#comment-8523 This very easy, suitable for a soloist’s first performance. To make it more challenging, one could eliminate the accompaniment, and allow another ringer to play the keyboard melody, making a nice duet. Or a soloist could experiment with traveling 4-i-h in a few places.

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Comment on Modal Mallets (2 octaves, Level 2) by Genie Butrym http://www.ring-press.com/shop/modal-mallets-2-octaves-level-2/#comment-8472 Fri, 08 Nov 2013 02:56:32 +0000 http://www.ring-press.com/?post_type=product&p=312#comment-8472 This was a fun piece to ring, a little challenging using many techniques. I’m a member of the Celebration ringers from Grace Community Church.

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Comment on A Mighty Fortress (3 Octaves, Level 2+) by John Sparkman http://www.ring-press.com/shop/a-mighty-fortress-3-octaves-level-2/#comment-8424 Sat, 26 Oct 2013 17:31:18 +0000 http://www.ring-press.com/?product=a-mighty-fortress-3-octaves-level-2#comment-8424 This is a good festive arrangement, however it is not a level 2 piece. There’s a significant amount of syncopation and quite a bit of quick bell switches among several parts. I’d consider this a level 3 to 3+ arrangement.

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Comment on Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (Handbell Duet) by Ann Habicht http://www.ring-press.com/shop/infant-holy-infant-lowly-handbell-duet/#comment-8421 Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:00:06 +0000 http://www.ring-press.com/?post_type=product&p=539#comment-8421 This piece comes with two versions – EASY and what I would call EASIER. The Ringer One part is the same for both, and carries most of the melody. The Ringer Two part has choices to make, but both are quite do-able. Suitable for times when the duet partners are not equally experienced. This has no piano accompaniment, which is an advantage when it’s hard to find 3 musicians willing to rehearse at the same time during a busy holiday season.

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Comment on Ring Dance (3-5 octaves, Level 3-) by Michael Joy http://www.ring-press.com/shop/ring-dance-3-5-octaves-level-3/#comment-8307 Sun, 15 Sep 2013 22:43:03 +0000 http://www.ring-press.com/?post_type=product&p=318#comment-8307 Ring Dance is one of my all-time favorite pieces. I did it with my eighth grade handbell choir at school and also used it in a class at the HMA National Seminar in Portland, OR. It’s such a compelling piece of music! Audiences love hearing this piece and ringers love ringing it. I highly recommend this piece!

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Comment on This Little Light of Mine (2 octaves, Level 2) by Ali O"Connell http://www.ring-press.com/shop/this-little-light-of-mine-2-octaves-level-2/#comment-6355 Sun, 24 Mar 2013 01:45:51 +0000 http://www.ring-press.com/?post_type=product&p=310#comment-6355 Hi Andrew,

Just wanted to let you know that we performed “Little Light” at the Australasian Handbell Festival on July 7. Obviously with the timeframe, we had barely rehearsed it, but my ringers love the sample page so much that they put all their efforts into learning the final page when you emailed it. It was an extra special performance, as it was the first time we had ever performed as a group, and it was the first time ever for four of our ringers who only started ringing 6 months ago.

While we didn’t perform it perfectly, for the moment, it didn’t matter. A beat after we rang the final chord, the audience burst into applause. With relief we damped our bells, bowed and sat down. Immediately, the MC asked us to stand again, and have a second round of applause for our debut performance. We were later complimented on our rhythm, technique and requests for the details of our awesome piece! I hope you will be receiving requests shortly from other Australian handbell groups.

Thanks again – just wanted to let you know that you were a part of an extra special moment for our brand new handbell ensemble!

Ali O’Connell
Synergy Handbell Ensemble

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Comment on 2011-Ring-Press-Header-Image.jpeg by Marta Leskovec http://www.ring-press.com/2011-ring-press-header-image-jpeg/#comment-379 Sun, 18 Sep 2011 10:08:12 +0000 http://www.ring-press.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/2011-Ring-Press-Header-Image.jpeg#comment-379 thank you and i look-in to see new updates of the latest music trends!

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