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A melody of many with the Rezound Handbell Ensemble

Members of Kansas City's Rezound Handbell Ensemble.
Jim Thomas
Members of Kansas City's Rezound Handbell Ensemble.

Classical KC speaks with Lauran Delancy and Pat Latshaw of Kansas City's Rezound Handbell Ensemble about the history of handbells, and the joys and challenges of the art form. We will hear holiday favorites and contemporary music performed by the group.


Brooke Knoll


Lauren Delancy, artistic director
Pat Latshaw, ensemble member


by Kevin McChesney

Anitra's Dance
by Edvard Grieg, arr. by William H. Griffan

From the album "The Sound of Rezound"

Glenn Miller Classics
by various, arr. by Miki Nakao

Trad. arr. by Martha Lynn Thompson

From the album "Rezounding with Rezound"

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
by J. Baptiste Calkin, arr. By Cynthia Dobrinski

Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
Trad. arr. by Lauran Delancy

Ukrainian Bell Carol
by Mykolo Leontovich, arr. by Hart Morris

I Wonder as I Wander
by John Jacob Niles, arr. by Fred Gramann

Trad. arr. by Fred Gramann

God Rest ye Merry, Gentlemen
Trad. arr. by Kevin McChesney

From the album "Christmas with Rezound"

You can learn more about Rezound, find recordings and virtual performances, and see a calendar of upcoming events at

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