Riesen & Larsen, Duo Handbell Ringers

 

(Compact disc EP1The Bells of Christmas,  $15.

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Ekim Productions, 20601 Parthenia St, Winnetka California 91306-1236

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  1. Angels' Jubilee, with themes from Haydn's Christmas Eve Canon and Angels We Have Heard on High.

  2. Bells of Christmas, based on Carol of the Bells and What Child is This?

  3. O Night Divine, with Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring interwoven with Adolphe Adam's O Holy Night.

  4. Nutcracker Trilogy, featuring Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Arabian Dance, and Chinese Dance.

  5. A Christmas Canticle, with Pachelbel's Canon in D along with The First Noel and Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.

  6. Tidings of Joy, in 10/8 rhythm using the carols God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen and Nuns in Frigid Cells.

  7. Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, Bach's organ classic in a virtuoso performance on handbells and synthesizer!

Featured at national and regional ‘Handbell Musicians of America’ conventions since 1994, Michael Larsen & Donna Riesen are famous for Michael's
and the artistic synchronization of their brilliant duo performances. They use 45 English handbells, over two octaves of chimes, and a synthesizer to produce a distinctive sound. On this first recording (43'50" duration) are seven selections: