Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
일 자 : 2008-04-27
제 목 : 사랑성가대“마음 다해 주께 감사 드리리”- R.Lyndel Littleton
Now - through the wonders of the world wid web, google and youtube - I'm able to share a video of a choir singing I Will Give Thanks to the Lord in Korean. How cool is that? Hmmm, I can't get youtube to post it here. You can see it on youtube at
It's kind of funny. I wrote it as a sort of up beat kind of song but the Koreans sing it slow and pretty. I like it both ways.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Anyway, when I clicked on the google link from feedjit I saw this link to the Georgetown College Handbell Ensemble playing an arrangement of mine. It was published by LifeWay several years ago.
Here's what is on the link. (I think the "click here" link will work from blogger.)
Georgetown College Handbell Ensemble
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
arr. R. Lyndel Littleton
Click here if the video does not load automatically.
This is an excerpt recorded on November 4, 1999 at the combined concert of the Handbells, Chapel Brass and String Ensemble.
The Handbell Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Angela Easterday.
Friday, July 11, 2008
It is published by Beckenhorst. And of course you can buy it from Jeffers Handbell Supply 1-800-JHS-BELL
Friday, July 04, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
A dynamic and energetic arrangement of the "National Hymn" for 3-5 octaves handbell choir. Recurring triplet figure recalls the trumpets that herald each verse of the hymn. Appropriate for church, school and festivals. Especially useful for patriotic events.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
This is my arrangement of "How Great Is Our God". Our handbell choir played it for the Middle Tennessee Baptist Handbell Festival. Since the camera is by the bass bells the balance isn't great. And we ran out of memory in the middle of the song just before the exciting key change. Still looking for a publisher ofr this one.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
How fun is that?
We started "Brethren" at Hilldale this past Sunday too.
This site handbells.com brought to you by Gold Coast Music co. lists it as level 4. I think that is more acurate.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
A few years back I felt that it would make a lovely handbell piece, so I crafted an arrangement that I think captures the simple beauty of the piece.
Here is a description written by the folks at Handbell World.
How Beautiful: Paris, T.,,RW
Twila Paris' beautifully crafted melody is combined with Lyndel Littleton's skill at setting it for handbells in this 3, 4, or 5 octave setting. The beauty shines through gently syncopated accompaniment, playful staccato technique at just the right place, and shimmering mallets on suspended treble bells. Make the text available to your listeners for greater effect.
I think I'll order it for my handbell choir this week.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
As the Deer
Review: Here's a set-up you don't see often, an arrangement JUST for three octaves with no parentheses! The favorite praise chorus is set in fast four, making good use of all the bells in the three octave range. The melody appears in upper and lower registers. Opportunities for expressive ringing through use of crescendos, diminuendos, and dynamic variance will strengthen and challenge your choir's skill toward the level II repertoire.
Published by: Ringing Word Publications Copyright: 2003
Composer: Nystrom, M.
Arranger: Littleton, R. Lyndel
Classification: Hymn Tune , Praise and Worship , Beginning Music - step 2, "Very Easy"
Technique: LV (Let Vibrate)
Voicing: Handbells, No Choral
Instrument: Handbells OR Chimes
Bells Used: Three Octaves: 24 Bells