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"Glories Ring" for orchestra and handbells

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St. Olaf Handbells and Orchestra

Audio

"Glories Ring" for orchestra alone

Glories Ring by Steven Amundson 2007

Composed for the 2007 St. Olaf Christmas Festival, Glories Ring is written for symphony orchestra featuring a 5-octave handbell choir. (It is also available for a 4-octave bell choir). The exuberant work is about 4 minutes long and quotes Ding Dong Merrily on High. In December of 2007, Glories Ring was broadcast nationally on PBS television, National Public Radio, and a live performance was simulcast in 190 theaters throughout the United States. It is one of Amundson's most performed works. His first orchestral work with handbells, Joyous Noel, has also been very popular with orchestras nationwide. 

This composition is also available in a wonderful arrangement for orchestra alone.

Instrumentation:
3322/4331/ harp/tymp/3 perc/strings

Conductor's Score

"Finding Glories Ring and Joyous Noel for handbells and orchestra was like striking a gold mine. These original compositions were challenging to work on and perform. We played with a top-notch orchestra, so we really wanted pieces that would be great for the orchestra as well as for the handbells. These two pieces were perfect. This was the first time that the symphony had handbells in their annual Christmas concert, so we were excited and honored. Being able to play Amundson's pieces was a highlight of the concert."

Alan Lohr, Director
Carolina Bronze

Performances:

St. Luke's UMC - Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 2018

Milwaukee Symphony - 3 perf.,

Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2018

Lincoln's Symphony - 2 perf., Dec. 1, 2018

UMC of the Resurrection - Dec. 2, 2018

Alabama Symphony - Dec. 7, 2018

Preston Hollow Presbyterian - 2 perf.,

Dec. 16, 2018

West Orange H.S. - 2 perf.


Kansas City Symphony, 7 perf., Nov. 29 - Dec. 19, 2017
Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra 2 perf., Dec. 3, 2017
Trinity United Methodist, Dec. 3, 2017
Grand Rapids Symphony, Dec. 6, 2017
Corpus Christi Symphony, Dec. 9, 2017
Cairn University, Dec. 9, 2017
Orchestra Iowa, 3 perf., Dec. 16 - 17, 2017
Salina Symphony, Dec. 16 - 17, 2017
Myers Park Presbyterian, Dec. 17, 2017
Grace Presbyterian, Dec. 18, 2017


Quad Cities Symphony, Nov. 19 - 20, 2016
Bethel University, 4 perf. Dec. 1 - 3, 2016
Fairbanks Symphony, Dec. 4, 2016
Lakewood Symphony, Dec. 8 - 9, 2016
Dayton Philharmonic, Dec. 9 -10-, 2016

YoungNak Prebyterian Church, Korea, Dec. 24, 2015
Orchestra Iowa, 3 perf., Dec. 19, 20, 2015
Arkansas Philharmonic, Dec. 19, 2015
Hope College, 4 perf., Dec. 4 - 6, 2015
San Antonio Symphony, 3 perf., Dec. 18 - 20, 2015
Buffalo Community Orchestra, Dec. 12, 2015
Park Cities Presbyterian, Dec. 13, 12015

Phoenix Symphony, 5 perf., Nov. 30 - Dec. 7, 2014
University of Central Arkansas, Dec. 6, 2014
Richmond Symphony, 2 perf., Dec. 6 & 7, 2014
Goshen College, 3 perf., Dec. 6, 2014
First Baptist, Jackson, MS, 5 perf., Dec. 12 - 14, 2014
Houston Symphony, 2 perf., Dec. 13, 2014
Virginia Symphony, 2 perf., Dec. 14, 2014
Chattanooga Symphony, 2 perf., Dec. 20, 2014

Maryville College, Dec. 1, 2013
Milwaukee Symphony, 3 perf., Dec. 6 - 8, 2013
Reno Philharmonic, 3 perf., Dec. 7 - 8, 2013
Las Vegas Symphony, 2 perf., Dec. 7, 2013
Independent Presbyterian Church, 2 perf., Dec. 8, 2013
Cathedral of Hope UCC, Dec. 15, 2013
Edmonton Symphony, 3 perf., Dec. 20 - 22, 2013

Wooddale Church, 3 perf., Dec. 7 - 9, 2012  
Lakewood Symphony, Dec. 7 & 12, 2012 

First Baptist Church, Melbourne, FL, Dec. 8 & 9, 2012  
Knox Presbyterian Church, Naperville, IL, Dec. 16, 2012   

Atlanta Symphony, Dec. 16 - 18, 2011  
Bethel University, Dec. 1 - 3, 2011  
Buffalo Community Orchestra, Dec. 10, 2011  
Greenville Symphony, Dec. 16 - 18, 2011  
Lethbridge, Alberta Symphony, Dec. 17, 2011  
Modesto Symphony, Dec. 2, 3, 2011  
Northern Symphony, Nov. 20, 2011  
Roanoke Symphony, Dec. 9, 10,2011  
First Baptist Church,Augusta, GA, Dec. 11, 2011  
GraceLutheran Church, Rock Hill, SC, Dec. 10, 2011  
St. Lukes UMC, Indianapolis, IN, Dec. 2, 3, 2011   

First Baptist, Shreveport, LA, Dec. 1, 2010  
Reno Philharmonic, Dec. 4, 5. 2010  
Northwestern College, Dec. 4, 5, 2010  
Grand Rapids Symphony, Dec. 9, 2010  
Long Beach Symphony, Dec. 11, 12, 2010  
San Antonio Symphony, Dec. 17, 18, 19, 2010  
South Bend Symphony, Dec. 18, 19, 2010   

Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, 2 perf., Dec. 5, 6, 2009  
Independent Presbyterian Church of Memphis,  Dec. 6, 2009  
Mobile Symphony, 2 perf., Dec. 12, 13, 2009  
Roanoke Symphony, 4 perf., Dec. 12-14, 2009  
First Presbyterian Church of Roseville, CA  4 perf., Dec. 15-19, 2009 

Chattanooga Symphony, 2 perf. Dec. 19, 20, 2009  
Plano Symphony, 3 perf.,Dec. 19, 20, 2009   

South Dakota Symphony, 4 perf., Dec. 12-14, 2008  
Knox Presbyterian Church, Dec. 14, 2008  
Long Beach Symphony, Dec, 13, 14, 2008  
Derbyshire Baptist Church, 4 perf., Dec. 12-14, 2008  
Buffalo Community Orchestra, Dec. 13, 2008  
Clear Lake Symphony, Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 2008  
Indian Hill Music, Dec. 7, 2008  
Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, 3 perf., Dec. 18-21, 2008  
Bethel University, 4 perf., Dec. 1-6, 2008  
Rockford Symphony, Dec. 20, 21, 2008  
Aurora Symphony Orchestra, Dec. 12, 14, 2008  
Chattanooga Symphony, Dec. 20, 21, 2008   

St. Olaf Christmas Festival  November 29 & 30, December 1 & 2, 2007

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