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Sonos Handbell Ensemble
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Margaret Tucker, Karen Buckwalter
Sonos Handbell Ensemble
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, New Age, Classical
 
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The debut album, with an incredible variety of works, folk songs, classical favorites and spirituals, all performed by the incomparable Sonos Handbell Ensemble and recorded at the amazing sounding Scoring Stage at Skywalke...  more »

     
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The debut album, with an incredible variety of works, folk songs, classical favorites and spirituals, all performed by the incomparable Sonos Handbell Ensemble and recorded at the amazing sounding Scoring Stage at Skywalker Sound.

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Great showcase of handbell music
06/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you think handbells can only play Christmas music, think again.This CD has such a variety of material that both the newcomer to handbells and experienced ringers will enjoy it. It also will intrigue any classical music lover. Some selections are arrangements for handbells, and some are original works for handbells. Familiar works take on a fresh new face when played on handbells, and the original works showcase the unique tonal qualities of the bells. It's amazing to think that only a handful of people are juggling 55 or so bells to make the music happen. It's also remarkable the range of color and voice that can come from what is essentially one large instrument.I highly recommend this recording for any listener."
A ground-breaking handbell recording
Jason Tiller | Fremont, CA USA | 02/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Maybe the first handbell recording to combine exquisite sonic fidelity, incredible repertoire, solid technical playing, and amazing unity of ensemble. If you've only heard Segovia, Bream, or Williams play "Leyenda," you're in for a treat! The overall program is varied, featuring spirituals and folksongs; highlights are the haunting "Nocturne," two final two scenes from Copland's "Rodeo," and of course "Leyenda." The readings on this disc give justification to the rising wave of handbell ringing sweeping the country."