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Here's what we're working on this semester:
We'll be doing the world premier of Crab Rave for Band and Handbells,
but I found this awesome version on boomwackers!
Enjoy these videos of recent repertoire!
Ritmico: use the link to go to the publisher's page. Click the listen tab.
The Handbell Ensemble is proud of our 6-year participation in the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence event:
"A Memorial Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence,"
Check this link for coverage in the Providence Journal, including a video of our performance from 2014.
My newest obsession, in honor of Gordon veteran ringers: I hope you all stay inspired, keep the creative juices flowing, collaborate with your friends, and make music beyond Gordon School. Be sure to send me your performance dates and youtube links :)
I couldn't resist leaving this here from our concert last spring.
It's memorized. And choreographed. Our new idols. THE BEST!
OK.... this isn't our repertoire, but get ready to be inspired.
The woman playing 4-in-hand has a degree in handbell performance from Mills College in Oakland, California. She's amazing!!!!!! Her name is P.L. Grove, and she's the new president of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers!
Here's the link to the world's first virtual handbell composition, "Misterium." Gordon School submitted audition videos last spring, and in doing so, we were inspired to explore improvisation and 20th Century compositional techniques. All 8 students who auditioned are in the final product, and their names are listed in the final credits. The video is long but quite interesting. See if you can find four Gordon alumni and four current 8th graders at the beginning and the end.
What a wonderful affirmation of our work with handbells, technology, the creative process, and new experiences! Special thanks to the entire Spring 2012 Handbell Ensemble (who helped behind-the-scenes), and the teachers and staff who helped make this possible.