Ring We Now Of Christmas
Ring We Now Of Christmas! Carols old and new, from all over the world, in a rich variety of styles bless our holiday season each year. The sound of handbells is inextricably linked to Christmas, and little wonder. In the arrangements presented on this recording, you will hear the many feelings and ideas of the holidays, expressed as only handbells can - joyful thanksgiving in "Let All Things Now Living"; breathless awe in "Change Ring Prelude on Divinum Mysterium"; eager anticipation in "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"; bold proclamation in "Processional on O Come, All Ye Faithful"; dancing celebration in "From A Distant Home"; heartfelt devotion in Betty Garee's timeless arrangement of "Stille Nacht"; unfettered happiness in "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen"; "Symphonia On Hyfrydol" and more.
The Pikes Peak Ringers is an auditioned community handbell choir in Colorado Springs, CO. Since its beginnings in 1991, the group has presented a wide variety of music, encompassing many styles including classical, traditional church music, contemporary, pop, and both original music and arrangements for handbell choir and orchestra. The group is recognized for musical artistry and for an energetic and expressive visual style of ringing. It has been a joy to explore each of the titles you hear on this recording, and we hope that this music enriches your holiday seasons for years to come as - "Ring We Now Of Christmas!"