Suggested for 13 ringers and printed in a nontraditional 4-staff format, Air in D is a creative setting of the J. S. Bach favorite. The bottom staff is for the malleted bass line, mimicking
The beloved second movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 (K. 467) is commonly known as the "Elvira Madigan" concerto for its inclusion in the 1967 film of the same name. Michael J. Glasgow was
As Rain from the Clouds, a hymn found in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal, is based on the familiar Scottish tune AFTON WATER, or Flow Gently, Sweet Afton. The lyrics of the
This dance-band-style original by Leroy Anderson was ranked the #1 song of 1952. Its charismatic melody, traditional tango style, and subtle blues influences captured the spirit of the era, and it became a
Clarion Call is a bold, triumph suitable for concerts, festivals, and worship services. The opening sounds the "clarion call" with energetic fanfare. Bass bells provide a drum-like accompaniment
From Handel to Mozart to Vivaldi and more, Classical Favorites for Twelve Bells is ideal for times when you may need some variety in your program, as it offers sacred, secular and crossover titles.
Perfect for a Sunday morning prelude or a lovely, quiet change of pace in a concert setting, Karen Lakey Buckwalter's original composition, Contemplation, is a meditative piece featuring a lyrical
Commissioned for the Handbell Musicians of America, Area 8 2016 Festival/Conference, Despite the Storm is an original composition for handbells, optional handchimes, and optional flute. It features
First Praise is a teaching piece suitable for any worship service or concert. The first 16 measures are full and simple, with no articulations. Using the optional Fine, these excerpted
Gigue is a setting for handbells of the final movement of Handel's well-known Sonata in F Major. Intermediate and advanced choirs will appreciate the joyful dance-like rhythms as
Commissioned by Handbell Musicians of America Area 8 for the June 2014 "Ring Davenport" festival, this original work takes its name from the marking "Tempo Giusto," meaning "the proper tempo." Marts,
The opening section of this original work features a sweeping melody over a lush, flowing LV accompaniment. The second section is upbeat and joyful, utilizing malleting, martellato, thumb damping, and ring
Jubilate is a joy-filled original piece that is ideal for teaching techniques to developing ringers. The use of mallets, martellato, thumb damps, and echoes is sure to keep your ringers busy and
The term 'passacaglia' refers to a set of variations over a repeating bass line, commonly in triple meter. This original work by Fred Gramann explores a variety of handbell textures and techniques, building
This engaging medley of familiar U.S. Armed Forces songs (Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Marines) will add patriotic spirit to your next handbell program. Excerpts from America, the
Ring, Zing, Swing! is a jazzy, fun number where high, middle (battery), and low bells all get a chance to improvise. With catchy tunes and syncopated rhythms, the piece dances along.
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