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St. Louis Blues

Review:      Alan Reese took this popular W.C. Handy piece – which is said to one of the first and most influential blues scores written – and created this amazing arrangement for handbells. It begins true to Handy’s original and then Al gets creative! The various styles switch from swing to straight eighths throughout while revisiting the basic style. A fabulous bass line drives one section with treble clef rhythmic ring/ring touch accompanying it and handchimes making a brief appearance. A minor section has a decidedly Spanish flair to it with the bass ringers driving that rhythm. Handchimes appear in yet another section – adding just the right legato touch to change up the sound. This is an amazing arrangement – and one perfect for the more advanced Level 3 and certainly Level 4 and 5 to include in their concert repertoire.

Published by: From the Top Music

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Handy, W. C.
Reese, Alan D.
Season: All Year
Classification: Concert , Instrument Part , Jazz , Secular
Technique: Mallet , RT (Ring Touch) , Sk (Shake) , Sw (Swing) , LV (Let Vibrate) , Martellato , Mallet Roll
Voicing: Handbells, No Choral
Instrument: Chimes(Choirchimes or Handchimes)
  Stock Number Description Price Qty. Ship Disc
MFM20679 4-6 Oct HB with Opt 3 Oct HC  
 $4.95  $4.21
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