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Christmas Bells
Westminster Concert Bell Choir, Donald E. Allure
Christmas Bells
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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All Artists: Westminster Concert Bell Choir, Donald E. Allure
Title: Christmas Bells
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Gothic Records
Release Date: 1/17/1995
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Ballets & Dances, Ballets, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750), Sacred & Religious
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 000334905521

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Traditional Carols arranged for Bells
02/24/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"One of the first CDs released by the famous Westminster Concert Bell Choir, this is a pleasing collection of well-known Christmas carols arranged for handbells. Westminster is home to one of the earliest and best-known university handbell ensembles in the country, started by Don Allured in the early '70s. This recording suffers from poor sound quality (the high bells have a crashing sound) and relatively stale readings. It is buoyed, however, by excellent arrangements by Betty Garee and Mr. Allured. Also, at this time Westminster played on the widest range of handbells in the world: over 7 octaves of bronze handbells. This CD is an essential for the collector and student of handbell ringing, as Mr. Allured and the Westminster Concert Bell Choir have had a dramatic impact on the modern art of handbell ringing all over the world."