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Sonos Handbell Ensemble performing a collection of traditional Japanese pieces entitled "Echoes of Ancient Japan", arranged by Jim Meredith.
Sonos leads you through music of three worlds: Europe, Asia and America. With stunning virtuosity this contemporary ensemble performs the famous Bach Toccata in D Minor, Gershwin's beloved Porgy and Bess, James Meredith's groundbreaking Kodo Tryptich and Smirti, his hauntingly intense elegy on the bombing of the World Trade Center with cellist Emil Miland, and more.
Sonos Handbells Ensemble - Quartet
Japan Concert - December 2007
"Smirti" for handbells, handchimes, and cello, by James Meredith
Through international and national touring and appearing on major television and radio broadcasts, Sonos Handbell Ensemble has helped introduce handbell virtuosity to millions of people around the world. At the forefront of handbell artistry since its founding in 1990, Sonos has moved handbells into the musical mainstream
Movement two from the "Kodo Tryptich" by Jim Meredith, performed by the Sonos Handbell Ensemble.
Recorded for Listen for Life
aAvery famous Japanese folksong and is here combined with a Change Ringing motive.