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
This energetic, joyous original composition employs constant eighth-note carillon patterns and extensive use of LV in a piece that shimmers from beginning to end. The inclusion of the hymn tune LAUDA ANIMA
The heartwarming Irish tune LONDONDERRY AIR is given a gentle, traditional treatment and will be a very usable addition to the worship or concert repertoire. This arrangement includes the optional use of
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
Brilliant 16th note passages and malleted bass chords highlight this show-stopping adaptation for bells! A festive dialog between treble and bass bells creates different colors, dynamics and textures. The
This majestic original composition features a sense of inner confidence, with a stately accompaniment of quarter notes and eighth note triplets utilized through much of the piece, which facilitates quick
The title of this exciting piece is drawn from the enthusiastic Latin exclamation meaning "let us live!". Abundant use of special techniques provides perfect teaching moments for single choirs or festival
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,
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
Composed for the Greater Dallas Handbell Association, Tower Praises begins as though we were hearing tower bells from afar in the countryside. The entire piece has many slow, drifting scale
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.
The memorable melody of Springs of Joy uses eighth-note arpeggios supported by a waltz bass and intriguing harmonic shifts. The B section introduces a new key, an equally compelling melody in the
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
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