It’s All About that Bass, Part I

September 28, 2020
10:00 am
It’s All About that Bass, Part I
Capital Ringers

This is a weekly zoom Ringing Roundtable at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Mondays.

Monday September 28:

Bass specialist Larry Sue

Larry Sue is a bass handbell specialist and author of The Bass Ringer’s Notebook. He began playing handbells in a workshop at a 1987 music conference. He then spent sixteen years with the Valley Ringers (Cupertino, CA) and eight years with Son Ringers (Mountain View, CA). He directed the Alleluia Ringers at Los Altos United Methodist Church, Los Altos, CA until the summer of 2016, when he and Carla moved to Holland, Michigan, to start a new adventure there.

Larry has also performed with Bay Bells, one of the longest-running community handbell ensembles on the West Coast. As a bass handbell specialist, he was the Artistic Figurehead of Low Ding Zone, the World’s First Bass-Only Handbell Ensemble for eight years.  His experience also includes performing at Distinctly Bronze West and the Bay View Week of Handbells, plus many other local events, as well as the occasionally foray into the area of bass handbell solos. Larry has recently become a member of the Kalamazoo Ringers, where he enjoys being part of the bass section.

Larry and Carla were married in 2012, and embarked on a new handbell adventure by creating new pieces for just eight bells. Their repertoire extends across the entire spectrum of hymns, classical music, Christmas carols, and folk music, and they continue to be surprised at just how many musical selections can be played using just eight notes.

For more information, contact Linda Simms.

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