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Canadian handbell musician showcase

Betty Radford - Composer

Composer Betty Radford, from Edmonton, AB, has written many pieces for handbells. Her Mosaic was selected by the Handbell Musicians of Canada to be the Canadian representative composition at the International Handbell Symposium in Hong Kong and subsequently in Nashville, Tennessee (USA) in 2022.

Betty was kind enough to sit down with John Hooper in the backyard of videographer Emmy Okazawa-Bortolin to talk about her musical journey, her inspirations, and her music. Her hope is that Mosaic will “represent the broad spectrum of Canada” and that ringers and listeners will “enjoy it and learn a little more about Canada”.

A review score and recording of Mosaic can be found at From The Top Music. In addition, other music of hers has been awarded recognition are included in HMC’s Canadian Handbell Compositions Spreadsheet  You can learn more about Betty by visiting her website. More about the International Handbell Symposium can be found at https://www.internationalhandbells.org.

As HMC contemplates more potential interviews, if you know someone who you feel should be showcased, we would love to hear from you! Click here to contact us. 


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