Lots of percussive techniques illustrate the text, "Willy, play your drum." An optional chime melody with bell descant gives interest to the middle section. Excitement increases as percussive effects (mart,
Written for choirs in Hay River, Canada, this piece features a percussive bass rhythm that builds in intensity as the piece develops. The melody is Level 1, and the repeating rhythms in the bass are quickly
In 6/8, "joy" is expressed in a Celtic-like melody which then gives way to "remembrance" in a slower but no less joyful middle section in 3/4. The opening material returns with some 16th-note flourishes.
In a composition that transforms before our very eyes and ears, a little melodic phrase of six simple notes leads to a glorious original melody that moves from C minor to E-flat major, from night to day.
This well-crafted original composition has a strong, memorable melody in C major. The middle section provides contrast in A minor with a lyrical chime melody before a powerful transition returns us to the
The winner of the 2019 Area 2 Young Ringers Composition Contest, this original work has the feel of a patriotic hymn or national anthem. With big, full chords, its stately melody is presented first in C
This lyrical original work will become an instant favorite with your ringers and congregation. Set in ABA form, the work opens with a haunting, expressive melody and is followed by a hymn-like middle
Incorporating the hymn tune DIX, this moving program piece invokes the feelings of wonder and awe that are experienced when viewing Old Faithful, waterfalls, and the beautiful open wilderness of Yellowstone
Beginning ringers will enjoy this procession-like piece appropriate for worship, concert, or festival. An alternative title also makes it practical for use in school settings. Thumb damps and shakes are
The driving rhythms in this original work make it an exciting addition to any worship service, concert or festival. It includes chimes, malleting, martellato and shakes. Shifts from 4/4 to 8/8 require the
Martin Shaw's choral classic transfers well to handbells and is accessible for ensembles at almost any level. Full chords and lush harmonies abound, adding to the celebratory air of the piece. The tempo
Jazz riffs and interesting chords give this spiritual arrangement a lot of character and life! EF and BC ringers will be challenged with lots of bells changes, but everyone will enjoy working on this
This original piece was the prize-winning composition in the Alberta (Canada) Guild of English Handbell Ringers new composition contest. Twelve-bar blues support various improv solos, some with percussion.
Drive is scored for 4-7 octaves, with 3 optional percussion (cajón, bongos, shaker) and bass guitar parts. Rhythmic and exciting, the melody and spirit of the piece lend a bit of an Irish flair. The
Based on an Israeli folk tune, this piece was conceived as a teaching piece for use with children but is appropriate and enjoyable for any group. There is a lesson plan included which suggests things to
This well-crafted original composition is ideal for a festival, concert, or worship setting looking for a grand and regal statement. Good for the developing choir, techniques makes it full of interest,
This is a gentle and effective arrangement of the familiar round. Extremely versatile, it includes options to add chimes, flute, or three-part voices in any combination. A plea for peace, this is the
Written in tribute to and inspired by the compositional style of Donald E. Allured, this original piece uses a three-note motive of D, E, and A (Allured’s initials). It includes four sections:
This original piece is a timely prayer for the struggles of immigrants across the globe who flee tyranny and seek out a better life. Crafted by a noted handbell composer, the beautiful and haunting lyrical
This attractive original piece is the 2019 winner of the Area 2 Young Ringers Festival Composition Contest. A great teaching piece, it is fun to play and loaded with ringing techniques like the singing
Beginning with haunting sixteenth-note LV passages, this new original piece transforms a simple motive into a wonderful melody and composition played by both bells and chimes. The interplay of the musical
This wonderful new ABA original from Michael Mazzatenta is great for many settings. With lively syncopated rhythms, the A section rocks in F major. For contrast, the B section is in D minor with handchimes
Two etudes are included in this offering: the first is a study on LV, while the second etude focuses on swings. These pieces not only teach techniques, but they are also beautiful compositions for use in
This arrangement of the old-time ballpark classic will make you feel like putting on your jersey and grabbing your mitt! Add flute or piccolo to hit it out of the park!
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