Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The Forté Handbell Quartet

The handbell choir at my church has been shorthanded since my kids left for college. Last week they were down to four people, and the pastor jokingly called them a quartet. They played a simple song, nothing like the Hallelujah Chorus. The Forté Handbell Quartet shows that it can be done, if you are in good physical condition. 
The Forté Handbell Quartet adapted Michael R. Keller’s arrangement of the piece to fit in with their strap-line ‘Rethink Possible’ – a mission to test boundaries and question the norms around classical music.

Weaving between each other, darting here and there to grab the correct handbells, the Forté Handbell Quartet do just that.
Besides the running and risking knocking each other down, there's the difficulty of not seeing the sheet music as you scramble for the next note. I am impressed. (via Metafilter)

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