Golden Bells of Atlanta   Atlanta’s Premier Community Handbell Choir

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)

Two Christmas and Beyond CD (2017)

Golden Bells returned to the recording studio in January 2017! A fun mix of styles can be heard as well as solos, duets, ensembles, pieces with other instruments, and a few new original arrangements.
1. Antiphony of Joy
(with Antiphonal Choir)
by Ludwig van Beethoven/Arr. by Lloyd Larson
©1999 used by permission of Beckenhorst Press, Inc.

2. Here We Come A-Wassailing
Ryan Murphy (percussion)
Traditional Carol/Arr. by Jason W. Krug
©2013 Used by permission of Beckenhorst Press, Inc.

3. Welcome Christmas
Albert Hague/Arr. by Ron Mallory
©1966 and this arrangement 2011. Permission granted by The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.

4. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Lauren Murphy (clarinet)
Johann Sebastian Bach/Arr. by Robert Ivey
©1973 Permission granted by The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.

5. Sleigh Ride
Leroy Anderson/Arr. by Martha Lynn Thompson
Ryan Murphy, Sara Washington (percussion)
©1948 and this arrangement 2005. Permission granted by The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.

6. Jingle Bell Rock
Lauren Murphy (alto saxophone)
Joseph Carleton Beal and James Ross Boothe/Arr. by Sondra K. Tucker
©1957 and this arrangement 2016. Used by permission of Jubilate Music Group, LLC.

7. Carol of the Bells*
Frank Buttler (soloist); Gail Drinkard (hammer dulcimer)
Mykolo Leontovich/Arr. by Frank Buttler & Gail Drinkard (Unpublished)
Permission granted by The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.

8. Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth*
Frank Buttler, Brooke Griffin (duet); Gail Drinkard (hammer dulcimer)
Ian Fraser, Henry Onorati, Larry Grossman, Katherine K. Davis and Harry Simeone
Adapted for handbells by Frank Buttler (Unpublished)
Permission granted by The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.

9. All I Want for Christmas
Ryan Murphy (percussion)
Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff/Arr. by Ron Mallory
©1994 and this arrangement 2015. Permission granted by The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.

10. White Christmas*
Frank Buttler (soloist); Gail Drinkard, Brooke Griffin, Marcy Olhausen (chimes); Nathaniel Singletary (bass bells); Lauren Murphy (guitar); Ryan Murphy (percussion)
Irving Berlin/Arr. by Frank Buttler
Permission granted by The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.

11. Valse Sentimentale
(On Christ I Stand)
F. Schubert, W. Bradbury/ Arr. by Roxanne B. Golden GIA Publications (2018).

12. Praise Him with Cymbals and Drums
Hart Morris
© 1994 Red River Music, a division of Jeffers Handbell Supply, Inc. Used by permission.

13. Viva la Vida
Nato Singletary (bass); Frank Buttler, Christopher Golden (percussion)
Coldplay (Berryman, Buckland, Champion, & Martin)/Arr. by Kevin McChesney
©2008 and this arrangement 2013. Permission granted by The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.

14. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Arr. by Kevin McChesney
©2004 Jeffers Handbell Supply, Inc. Used by permission.

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Golden Bells of Atlanta
Roxanne B. Golden, Founder & Director
Frank Buttler: Douglasville, GA
Gail Drinkard: Douglasville, GA
Rhonda Freeman: Alpharetta, GA
Christopher Golden: Knoxville, TN
Brooke Griffin: Douglasville, GA
Lauren Murphy: Roswell, GA
Ryan Murphy: Roswell, GA
Marcy Olhausen: Kennesaw, GA
Suzy Pattillo: Jasper, GA
Tommy Perkins: Acworth, GA
Nathaniel Singletary: Jasper, GA
Crisanne Triplett: Alpharetta, GA
Sara Washington: Smyrna, GA
Judy Willis: Powder Springs, GA

Alto Saxophone: Lauren Murphy
Clarinet: Lauren Murphy
Guitar: Lauren Murphy
Hammer Dulcimer: Gail Drinkard
Percussion: Frank Buttler, Christopher Golden, Ryan Murphy, Nathaniel Singletary, Sara Washington

* Denotes Ensemble Selection

 

The Golden Bells of Atlanta is playing 6 octaves of Schulmerich handbells and five octaves of Malmark handchimes. 7th octave handbells are on loan from Jasper United Methodist Church.

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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