Friday, January 30, 2009

A List for Judy

A friend from years ago asked if I had some challenging handbell pieces that her community choir might enjoy. Here are links to posts about some of my songs that are more challenging.

God of Our Fathers -

Brethren We Have Met to Worship -

Promised Land - I play it a little faster than this choir did

To God Be the Glory is another one that is more difficult but I guess I've never blogged about it.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Nice Note

I received a really nice e-mail yesterday from a lady in Kansas. She told me how much my arrangement of "Brethren" - hymn tune "Holy Manna" - means to her. She said she told her bell choir a story that she pictures as she hears the song of worshippers coming to church and how exciting that time of worship is.

It's always nice to hear that something you have written has touched someone's heart.

If you play bells and have never played my arrangement of "Brethren, We Have Met to Worship" you really should get it. It is a ton of fun to play. Lots of key changes and marts and mallets and swings... keeps EVERYONE very, very busy.

It is published by Jeffers. 1-800-JHS-BELL