Golden Bells of Atlanta   Atlanta’s Premier Community Handbell Choir

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Golden Bells Premier CD (2000)

In the spring of 2000 we all took a long weekend and completed our first CD recording. We would like to thank Twelve Oaks Studios in Smyrna, Georgia and especially Jeff Sanstrom for his help in engineering our recording. Everyone put in some long hours, we all ate too much junk food, and several of us finished the weekend with sore shoulders, arms, and elbows. A special treat was the opportunity to meet Matthew & Co., a barbershop quartet made up of Frank Buttler, his father, brother and nephew. They can be heard on ‘A Gaelic Blessing’.

1. Hornpipe
George Frederic Handel

Arranged by Michael Keller
©1998 AGEHR Publishing.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

2. Spirit Wind
John T. Bartsch, Jr.

©1989 Fred Bock Music Co.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

3. Rondo Festiva
Arranged by Michael Helman

©2000 AGEHR Publishing.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

4. Make Me An Instrument of Thy Peace
Arranged by Kevin McChesney

©1999 Handbell University.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

5. My Heart Will Go On
Arranged by Kevin McChesney

©1998 Blue Sky Rider Songs
administered by Irwing Music, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

6. Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Solo: Frank Buttler

Accompanied by Ken Hayes
George N. Allen
Arranged by Bill Wieszczek
©1999 Harold Flanner Music Co.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

7. It Is Well
Arranged by Cindy Berry

Adapted for Bells by Roxanne B. Golden
©1998 Green Rose Press, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

8. Standin’ In The Need of Prayer
Arranged by Kevin McChesney

©2000 Lorenz Publishing Co.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

9. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Arranged by Douglas E. Wagner

©1996 Abilene Music, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

10. Kiss The Girl
Arranged by Kevin McChesney

©1998 Walt Disney Music Co. and
Wonderland Music Co., Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

11. A Gaelic Blessing
John Rutter

Arranged by Mary Kay Parrish
©1998 Hinshaw Music, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

12. It’s Toon Time
Arranged by Douglas E. Wagner

©1998 Warner Bros., Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Golden Bells Premier CD Front

Golden Bells Premier CD Back

Golden Bells of Atlanta
Roxanne B. Golden, Founder & Director
Shannon Baughn: Woodstock, GA
Frank Buttler: Douglasville, GA
Julie Castle: Duluth, GA
Jodie Ginn: Decatur, GA
Ken Hayes: Alpharetta, GA
Lynne Hayes: Alpharetta, GA
Linda Loose: Lawrenceville, GA
Susan Mann: Duluth, GA
Betsy Reynolds: Lilburn, GA
Courtney Smith: Jasper, GA
Jamie Smith: Jasper, GA
Becky Youngblood: Norcross, GA

Alternate: Rob Simon: Decatur, GA

Vocalists: Matthew & Co.

Instrumentalists:
Frank Iglesias and Andy Golden: percussion
Ken Hayes: guitar
Dan Wehr: narration
Roxanne Golden: piano

The Golden Bells of Atlanta is playing five+ octaves of Schulmerich handbells and five octaves of Malmark handchimes.

A Special Thanks:

  • to Andy & Frank for keeping the beat going.
  • to Matthew & Co. for the awesome vocals and family talent given so freely.
  • to Dan for sharing your great speaking voice.
  • to Jeff for not only recording and mixing for us - but also for making it fun!
  • and most of all, to our families for sharing us, covering us, and letting us spread our wings... we love and appreciate all of you.
  • and finally to the ringers... you’re simply the best!

May God bless you and keep you in His ways.

Musically speaking,

Roxanne

Two Christmas and Beyond CD (2017) | Bits & Pieces Solos/Ensemble CD (2005) | In Heaven the Bells are Ringing Christmas CD (2002) | Golden Bells of Atlanta Premier CD (2000)

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