This summer was crazy busy. Lots of great opportunities and new relationships formed. I completed two commissions, one for a Minister of Music who was preparing for retirement and one for Charlotte Bronze, Timothy Waugh, Artistic Director and conductor. Both of these will be available in the next year or two. One has already been picked up by a publisher.
This summer brought the release of "Ringing Deeply" a book of devotions for ringers and directors. This labor of love was two years in the making and has been well-received. It is already in its second printing. This book is available here on this site, through Jeffers, Heitz Handbells, and directly from me! I had the privilege of leading handbell conferences this summer at LutherRidge, Massanetta Springs, and St. Olaf (see pictures below).
I have also begun releasing some of my own music through a new venture titled "Bellissimo Press" These titles will range from solo and ensemble bell music, full bell choir, and some other interesting new formats. I am excited to see how this new line of music does.
Whats coming up next? I have several bell workshops scheduled this fall, and in the spring, have three different conferences on the docket, plus I will be serving as Associate Conductor for Distinctly Bronze West in Oregon. It's been a big year and am looking forward to some new opportunities in the year to come!
See what Brian's latest projects are and what he is writing this month!