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Need Singing Bowls for Eriks Esenvalds' Stars

I am planning to program Erik Esenvalds' Stars with my Concert Choir this spring.  Can anyone give some direction on where we can obtain (for a reasonable price) the singing bowls that are needed to perform the piece.  If I can borrow materials rather than purchase them, it would be even better.  Can anyone help?  Thanks for any assistance you can offer. 
 
Greg
on March 11, 2016 5:03am
Greg, my group performed the piece last year. I attempted to get information from the company that Salt Lake Vocal Artists used without success.  Ultimately I enlisted a glass harpist to supplement the choral glass playing both for balance and his expertise in playing and tuning.   Because of multiple logistic challenges (we performed the concert in a planetarium in the dark), we did not use the optional lower pitches for the glass bowls, but a very closely matching sound is accomplished with handbells using a wooden dowel to run around the rim. 
on March 11, 2016 6:58am
Hi Greg,
 
At the ACDA Eastern Division Conference, Joe Ohrt and the Central Bucks High School-West Women's Choir performed an Eriks Esenvalds piece which used singing bowls.  You might contact him to see where he purchased the ones used for that piece.
 
Good luck!
 
Trish Joyce
New Jersey Youth Chorus
on March 12, 2016 10:38am
Many handbell compositions use dowel rods rubbed around the upturned rims of individual bells to produce "singing bells."  The effect is always haunting and ethereal.  This may be an effective solution for your needs.
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