The Week of Handbells has been an annual tradition in Bay View, Michigan since 1977. The 2020 event was canceled, so a group of handbell musicians gathered on the porch of Ruth Crist Hall on what would have been concert night, to play some previously-unseen music and make sure that the bells could still be heard at Bay View in the summer of 2020. In the video description on YouTube, Larry and Carla Sue write, “There’s something very special about playing music on the porch at this time of year… with the birds and insects singing along!” This is an arrangement of “Annie Laurie”, written by Larry Sue for 12 handbells – and they dedicated this performance to the director emeritus of the Bay View Week of Handbells, Maestro Carl Wiltse.
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