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One Winter Evening at Meymandi

One Winter Evening at Meymandi

It is one thing to hear The Raleigh Ringers, but to also see this ensemble of musicians as they perform their amazing handbell works allows one to appreciate even more the skill and artistry behind the music.
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DVD Description

Here is a video you will treasure not only for its artistic integrity but also for the range of musical selections. It was recorded with state-of-the-art digital equipment within the walls of an acoustic marvel, Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh, N.C. On both the VHS and DVD you can see 20 live concert pieces, including all movements from The Nutcracker Suite that have been arranged for handbells, plus five bonus selections, totaling more than 120 minutes of playing time. This video takes you behind the scenes for a look at the hard work it takes to prepare for a concert, and if that's not enough, the video also provides two innovative rock 'n' roll encores that were arranged especially for The Raleigh Ringers. The DVD adds chapter selection, a tour of The Raleigh Ringers' six different sets of bells/chimes, a still photo gallery, and—for the first time ever on a handbell video—5.1 channel Dolby Digital audio!

Own "One Winter Evening at Meymandi" and enjoy this ground-breaking video over and over again. And buy a second one as a gift for the culture or music lover on your list.

DVD Special Features

  • Full Concert Video
  • 5.1 Channel Surround
  • Dolby Digital Audio
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Rock 'n' Roll Encores
  • 5 Bonus Tracks
  • Chapter Selection
  • Still Photo Gallery
  • Bell Set Descriptions
  • About The Raleigh Ringers

Total Playing Time: 124 minutes

Chapter List

  • Introduction
  • Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) - Trans-Siberian Orchestra, arr. Morris
  • Good Christian Friends, Rejoice - Bach, arr. Gramann
  • Up on the Housetop - arr. Sherman
  • Greensleeves - arr. Moklebust
  • Pinnacle - Payn
  • Overture to The Marriage of Figaro - Mozart, arr. Thompson
  • Blue Christmas - Hayes & Johnson, arr. Morris
  • Sleigh Ride - Anderson, arr. Ivey

Selections from The Nutcracker Suite, Tchaikovsky

  • Overture - arr. McChesney
  • Marche - trans. Griffin
  • Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy - trans. Gramann
  • Danse Russe Trepak - trans. Griffin
  • Danse Arabe - trans. Griffin
  • Chinese Dance - trans. Litterst
  • Dance of the Reed Flutes - trans. Griffin
  • Valse des Fleurs - arr. Yoshida
  • God With Us for All Time - Veni, Emmanuel, arr. Garee
  • Stille Nacht - Gruber, arr. Garee
  • Rock Introduction
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynard, trans. Metz
  • Pinball Wizard - The Who, arr. Murphy

Bonus Tracks

  • Tempest - McChesney
  • Fantasy on King's Weston - Williams, Neumark, & Hassler, arr. Gramann
  • Prelude in C-sharp minor - Rachmaninoff, arr. Smith
  • Hotel California - The Eagles, arr. Murphy
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever - Sousa, arr. Griffin

Video Acknowledgements

Many people contributed their time and effort to the "One Winter Evening at Meymandi" project—Thank you! These supporters include:

At the BTI Center for the Performing Arts:

  • Production Supervisor: Thomas Mauney
  • Production Supervisor/Sound Department Head: Mike Edwards
  • Front of House Manager: Bob Leyes
  • Master Electrician: Julia Lochra

Location video production services provided by RMG Satellite Productions, Inc.

  • Director: Bob Gubar
  • Assistant Director: Kathy Gubar
  • Lighting Director: Gary Moos
  • Video Engineer: Cary Stedman
  • Audio Engineer: Rob Ferris
  • Videotape: Eugene Murray and Darren Ley
  • Cameras: Dale Dexter, Mark Copeland, Ken Hackney
  • Camera Crane Operator: Rex Ballard
  • EFP Camera Operator: Joe Frieda
  • Camera Grips: Arun Wright, Andrew Korhonen
  • Make-up: Susan Ballard
  • Backstage Assistants: Sherry Graham, Kryn Krautheim
  • Background and "Behind the Scenes" Camera: Joe Frieda
  • "Behind the Scenes" Producer: Kathy Gubar

Post-production, DVD design and authoring services provided by Baseband Media, Inc.

  • Video editing, graphics and animation: Joe Wilson
  • Audio editing, mixing and mastering: Jason Graves
  • Editing Supervision by David Harris and Andy Punch

Graphic design by Angie Dickinson of Angie Dickinson Design

Set design and construction by Valentine Design Group

  • Roland Valentine
  • Crew: "Blinker" and Tim Rae

Concert still photography by Bruce Dickinson of eStreet Photographic Productions

Additional photography by Andy Punch and Katherine Shaver

Additional recording assistance by:

  • Forest Clark, PE
  • Andy Punch
  • Dwight Robinett

Additional equipment provided by:

  • Highland United Methodist Church
  • The North Carolina Symphony
  • C.W. Stanford Middle School

The Raleigh Ringers video committee:

  • Bob Auchter
  • David Harris
  • Sandy Hopson
  • Cindy Massey
  • Andy Punch
  • Nancy Ritter

Underwriters for the 2003 UNC-TV broadcast:

  • Malmark Handbells
  • Schulmerich Carillons
  • Whitechapel Bell Foundry
  • Springmoor Life Care Retirement Community

Additional underwriters for the 2004 and all future public television broadcasts:

  • Berk-Tek: A Nexans Company
  • Golden Corral
  • Capital Bank
  • Time Warner Cable