Opening with a real sense of the mystery of the season with singing bell and random ring techniques, Brian Childers soon moves on the ecstatic joy of Christmas with pounding rhythms and an energetic melody.
Jason Krug's energetic arrangement of GREENSLEEVES is fun and rewarding to play. After a short introduction, the familiar melody is set in a quick and exciting 6/8 plus 3/4 meter with lots of syncopation.
Amy Grant's poignant and haunting contemporary Christmas classic has been set for 3-7 octave handbells and optional handchimes. The opening suspended mallets create an ethereal backdrop for this well-known
The English carol I Saw Three Ships paints a vivid picture of Christmas morning: gleaming vessels in full sail, colorful flags snapping in the crisp air, and bells ringing out from churches. It was
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Arranged for the Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble of Reno, Nevada, Michael Glasgow's thrilling arrangement of this Christmas tune begins with a stately introduction, easily adapted for use as a processional
This very flexible arrangement of the beloved carol may be played by bells alone, or together with any or all of the optional forces. A handbell peal accompanied by bell tones in the trumpets is featured in
This familiar tune of the Ukranian bell song is set in a highly rhythmic and driving 4/4 meter. Accompanied by claves, and including several creative syncopations, this piece will challenge your choir.
In an arrangement she did for the Raleigh ringers, this advanced piece uses the Irish tune GARTAN combined with Holst's CRANHAM to create an ethereal experience. The work that it will take to prepare this
This beloved Christmas song is superbly arranged by Kevin McChesney for handbell choir with a new arrangement for solo handbells and piano. This beautiful composition will be enjoyed by ringers and audience
This short arrangement is a bold fanfare on Angels We Have Heard on High. Cathy Moklebust creatively uses chromatics, shakes, swings and LVs to help create a joyful piece. This composition will
Matthew Prins breathes new life into a Christmas standard with this sparkling arrangement. Expect a few surprises, as this setting uses shake, LV and damps for interest, and tries out several keys before
Do we really need another arrangement of Carol of the Bells? When you hear this unique Nicholas Hanson setting, the answer will be a resounding YES! An exciting rhythmic pulse underlies this
If you are looking for an exciting Christmas mallet feature, here is it! This dynamic arrangement with driving syncopations is full of exurberance. A great choice for a joyful holiday performance. Optional
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