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Volume VI (1990)

Volume VI (1990) Volume VI

The 1990 Allegro Handbell Choir

Released: 1993
Original Medium: Audio Cassette, Dolby B, Chrome
Original Price: $10.00

Historical Note
Volume VI was recorded at Union Church in March 1990 using a studio-style process. It was the last recording created by the ensemble without a live audience. Volume VI features a full hour of music, half of which are holiday selections with the remainder representing several concert selections performed by the choir, including classical music and original compositions written specifically for handbells.

From the Insert

The Allegro Handbell choir is composed of fifteen high school age members with one to eight years' ringing experience. An integral part of the music program of the Union Church of Hinsdale (United Church of Christ), the group also performs for a variety of civic, charitable, educational, and professional organizations, as well as guest appearances at other churches. They have toured extensively in the United States, Europe, and Canada.

Conducted by Michael Surratt, Director of Music and Organist at the Union Church since 1979, the bell ringers perform with five octaves (61) of Schulmerich bells, made in Sellersville, Pennsylvania.

Play List
from the insert

SIDE ONE

Title Time Composer, Arranger
1.
O Come Rejoicing
1:08 Polish Carol,
arr. Martha Lynn Thompson ASCAP
2.
Silver Bells
2:26
Jay Livingston,
arr. Ralph F. Stiles
3.
Carol of the Bells
3:12 Mykolo Leontovhich,
arr. Cynthia Dobrinski
4.
We Three Kings
3:47
John H. Hobkins, Jr.,
arr. Cynthia Dobrinski ASCAP
5.
Gloria
1:53
arr. Francis Legge Callahan
6.
Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer 2:35
Johnny Marks,
arr. Arnold B. Sherman
7.
White Christmas 3:47 Irving Berlin,
arr. Cynthia Dobrinski ASCAP
8.
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
1:55
arr. John A. Ricketts ASCAP
9.
Reverberations
2:10 Sallie Lloyd
10.
Fugue Fantasy
1:48
Hal H. Hopson
11.
Rondo Passacaglia
4:22
Cynthia Dobrinski ASCAP


SIDE TWO

Title Time Composer, Arranger
1. A Wesleyan Psalm 3:40
Donald E. Allured
2.
Glockenshorspass 2:30 Sharon Elliot Cheek
3.
Bless This Child
2:35
Lew Gillis
4.
W-W-W-Wow!
3:37
Fred A. Merrett
5.
Somewhere Out There
3:07 James Horner, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil
arr. Douglas E. Wagner
6.
Elegy
"Commissioned in memory of
Dwight K. Menard by members of the
1971-1979 Allegro Handbell Choirs."

6:47 William A. Payn ASCAP

Recording Credits
from the insert

The Allegro Handbell Choir of the Union Church of Hinsdale, Illinois: Andrew Berg, Jennifer Bodziak, Marnie Choice, Jason Cooper, Susanne Day, Chris Dayton, Steve Dickerson, Jill Jung, Sara Lindeman, Jennifer Means, Joel Riemer, Courtney Schaefer, Karin Scheftner, Cary tice, and Michelle Vukas.

The Director: Michael Surratt

Recorded March 16, 1990 in the Sanctuary of The Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield Street, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521.

Producer: Michael Surratt
Recording Engineer: Gerald G. LeCompte
Real-Time Cassettes by: Acme Audio and Recording, Chicago, Illinois.

This recording is copyright 1990 by the Allegro Handbell Choir and the Union Church of Hinsdale, Illinois.

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