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Handbell Notes

Watching them play
Seeing their notes on the paper
Sensing the fun in practice
in hearing the sheet come alive
Feeling a shake
Never realizing the joy
Captured in the dots and waves
on the printed page.


June 5, 2006 9:10pm
Last Sunday, the Sunday School students - pre-school to grade 5 - practiced the "Little Boy and the Lunch", by Tammy Waldrop, about the feeding of the 5,000, along with our Handbell Choir. I was reading along to the program/sheet music. The techniques used by the handbell choir included - "Mallet , Pluck, Thumb Damp, Echo , Martellato Lift , Shake, Vibrato, Let Vibrate, Martellato". To me, it made me giggle. It was Fun! Here is the web page for this the Little Boy and the Lunch - http://www.handbellworld.com/music/MusicPiece.cfm?Piece=11265