This is a reproducible collection of handbell variations on ten hymns written to enhance and encourage hymn singing. Two different settings are provided for each hymn, which may be used together with piano
This is a valuable resource for teaching and reinforcing some basic yet essential music skills needed to ring handbells. Keeping a steady beat and visually tracking music from beat to beat (and measure to
Dan Edwards' happy and accessible setting of the hymn Come, Thou Almighty King is usable at many times during the year. Optional parts for triangle (or finger cymbals), tambourine, hand drum and
These three outstanding hymn-tune arrangements, each supporting the theme of praise and thanksgiving, are suitable for fall festivals and worship services throughout the church year. Not only is this set a
Michael Helman composed this creative, original work for beginning ringers. The rondo form and various techniques make it a terrific teaching piece. With no key changes and limited bell changes, it is
This series continues with two well-crafted arrangements of the gospel favorites Softly and Tenderly and In the Garden. The beautiful melodies are easily heard yet surrounded by
This peaceful original work has a charming, waltz-like feel for your beginning bell ensemble. Equally appropriate in concert or worship settings, this piece is a terrific tool for teaching LV and regular
Celebrate Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem with this dynamic arrangement from the pen of Jason W. Krug. The fanfare and processional statements of the tune frame a sensitive hand chime presentation
This fun original piece, perfectly accessible for beginning bell choirs, is full of great teaching opportunities. Use of mallets, echoes, melody for bass and treble bells, shakes, and thumb damping make
An exciting original composition for beginning bell choirs, Praise Waltz gives the opportunity to teach numerous bell techniques in a fun and engaging setting. Equally appropriate for concert
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This aptly named original is a fun and energetic piece that will keep your ringers busy and your audience or congregation engaged. This is an outstanding teaching piece for developing ringers who are
This delightful reproducible collection features five arrangements of increasing difficulty to take your beginning bell choir through the year. Playable by either handbells or handchimes, this collection
A stunning arrangement of the hymn tune ST. DENIO, this piece is happy and bright, enhanced with optional triangle and tambourine parts. Featuring fun techniques that your ringers are sure to enjoy
This Level 1 piece is sure to enthrall your beginning ringers with its setting based on the hymn tune MADRID and the text "Loud praise to Christ the King!" This is a great teaching piece that also features
A spiritual set in an interesting and superb way using a unique combination of bells and chimes, with special effects in the bells, that creates energy and vitality throughout the composition. This is an
This 19th-century Dakota hymn is a unique addition to the church repertoire, and is appropriate any time the focus is on creation. The arrangement is simple and plaintive, featuring repetitive rhythms, very
This is a jubilant arrangement combining two different hymn tunes that are associated with the familiar hymn text. This setting is appropriate for general worship as well as special occasions, and it
The cheerful melody and spirited pace of this jubilant original composition will delight worshipers and concert-goers. The melody moves between major and minor, bass and treble, then concludes with a fiery
The haunting PICARDY melody is used for this wonderful Advent or general prelude. The "alleluia" motif begins the piece and ties together two very contrasting settings of the melody. Both treble and bass
An excellent selection for beginning or smaller ensembles. This cheerful arrangement has only one bell change at the key change and features the use of mallets, thumb damps, martellato lifts, and shakes.
You will go to this arrangement again and again for your Communion service needs! This set offers the flexibility to perform each tune on its own or string them together to meet the varying lengths of your
This setting of the hymn tune HERNDON is very well crafted and musically interesting. The lower bells carry the melody at times, and a key change helps to heighten the mood. Good for when your church is
Breathe on Me, Breath of God is a gentle, thoughtful setting of the hymn tune TRENTHAM. It offers ringers the opportunities of developing musical phrasing, controlling dynamics, and focusing on the
Cathy Moklebust's budget-stretching reproducible collection contains several well-known hymn tune arrangements and original compositions for use during various seasons of the church year, and is published
This collection offers approachable Level 1 music by some of today's finest composers and arrangers. Meeting your needs for all aspects of the Easter and spring seasons, this book contains an eclectic mix
This gentle setting of the treasured hymn is a wonderful addition to your baptismal, Communion, and general worship repertoire. Original melodic and harmonic material will keep your ringers engaged
This delightful composition makes an impact with an opening that features the singing bell technique. A wonderful selection for dedications or Communion, published in two editions which are compatible for
This lovely, flowing arrangement of the beloved hymn is perfect for meditative moments during worship and Communion. Also an excellent choice for festivals, both arrangements are compatible for occasions of
A gentle lilt adds to the serenity of this piece as it presents the idea of surrendering to Christ, letting Him have His own way in our Christian lives. Success can be readily achieved by even the
This arrangement is rated at a difficulty level of 1+, making it an excellent choice for youth or developing ensembles. It's also a great selection for Christ the King Sunday. The optional use of thumb
Kevin McChesney's popular Percussive Praise (subtitled Mallet Melody) is now available in an expanded edition for 3, 4 or 5 octaves. Played entirely with mallets, this happy piece is
After a short fanfare introduction, Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart presents the hymn tune MARION in three settings: a traditional 4/4 hymn form; a more meditative setting in 3/4 time, with the melody in
With a sense of inevitability, Kevin McChesney offers this excellent arrangement of a beautiful German chorale tune. The introduction and transitions utilize the first seven notes of the chorale to give
Your ringers will want to return to again and again to this accessible and energetic selection. No bell changes are required, and opportunities abound for exploring techniques including martellato, shake,
Veteran composer Bob Burroughs gives us a delightful setting of the beloved Thanksgiving hymn. Expertly arranged to sound full and glorious, your handbell choir will enjoy the various special
The classic hymn Come, Thou Almighty King has been given a highly accessible new setting by Anna Laura Page. It is based on the ITALIAN HYMN and is appropriate for general worship services
Terry Osman composed this fabulous arrangement of the well-known tune. The melody flows neatly through the ensemble and helping to make it accessible to less experienced ensembles.
Level 2 Dan Edwards's upbeat swing arrangement of two wonderful African American spirituals is a joy to ring! Enhance your All Saints' worship services or welcome it to your repertoire for any time of
The popular Chime In series continues with two gospel favorites: Just as I Am and It Is Well With My Soul. John Behnke creatively arranged both for Level 1 ringers to build their
This light, spirited presentation of the beloved gospel song is great for incorporating extended techniques into a group's repertoire. Without bell changes, ringers can focus on their malleted or thumb-damp
Terry Osman provides us with a fresh and elegant setting of this nineteenth-century hymn tune. Beautifully expressive phrasing highlights the memorable melody and seamless transitions are featured as the
This original piece, with its catchy, syncopated rhythms, is your festival solution! With compatible arrangements for choirs containing two to six octaves of bells without bell changes, your ringers can
This arrangement will keep your ringers engaged as they encounter multiple opportunities to improve their handbell proficiency. Martellato, martellato lift, echo, LV, and shake techniques all appear in this
This versatile arrangement is suitable for year-round ringing and is a good choice for a benediction. The option to incorporate the mellow tones of the chimes in the middle section makes this
This accessible setting makes extensive use of the singing bell technique to support a single handbell melody line and create a very lyrical treatment of this tune. Suitable for Lent or general use, this
Music from South Africa comes to handbells with this energetic setting with a fun groove that can be enhanced by optional handchimes, and congas, shakers, cowbell and guiro to add an authentic feel. The
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