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.
Written as a dialog between the bells and the piano, this setting of O Come, All Ye Faithful is both joyful and gently adoring. Bob Burroughs has set the refrain in 12/8 to bring a sense of urgency
Perfect for the two-octave choir, this setting sounds full and lush. With bell changes in only one position, it will work well for a new group and yet it will be satisfying to a more
Ideal for Christmas Eve, this setting of the Coventry Carol is exquisite. It is scored for bells and either hand chime solo or C instrument. The middle section transitions to What Child Is
You can hear the fife and drum in this setting by Matthew Compton with malleted bass bells and an original "fife" tune in the higher bells. Things get more and more exciting until a sudden
This Catalonian carol is given a great setting here by Cathy Moklebust. Bass bells are malleted or plucked while the high trebles have the melody. Percussion instruments (triangle, tambourine and sleigh
This familiar carol is given an energetic treatment by Ron Mallory. With mallets, shakes, ostinatos and syncopation, Mallory breathes fresh air into this arrangement without making it complicated.
An arrangement of IRBY for 2-3 octave handbells or handchimes. With gentle and flowing phrases, this beloved piece is given a beautiful treatment. Lovely!
Scott Joplin meets Isaac Watts in this new take on Joy to the World. Bass ringers will love the boogie-woogie beat! Care must be taken to have the melody predominate as it moves through various
Brenda Austin gives us a hauntingly beautiful arrangement of Coventry Carol. After a lovely, lyrical presentation of the melody, the mood dramatically changes. The malleted middle section is
Written by Moravian lyricist James Montgomery, the text of Angels from the Realms of Glory tells the story of Christ's birth from the perspective of the angels, then the shepherds, the magi, and
A jaunty opening figure leads off this arrangement of the well-loved Welsh tune. After a couple of traditional verses, the tune is set as a waltz before one last triumphant iteration of the theme brings the
With a mysterious and evocative opening, this arrangement of a French carol is sure to add an element of the ethereal to your worship or concert setting. The theme becomes more insistent and energetic with
A lilting amalgamation of Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Here We Come A-Wassailing provides the opportunity to use a handbell tree or other solo instrument in combination with
Full of energy and whimsy, Matthew Compton's setting of the hymn tune FOREST GREEN is a fun choice for your ensemble. A powerful, driving mallet figure in minor gives way to the well-known tune. Well-placed
This traditional English carol has been arranged in a delicate yet cheerful style, featuring easy rhythms, no bell changes, and the optional use of handchimes. The melody shifts between the treble and bass
If your handbell choir plays Christmas concerts or goes out into the community, this entertaining reproducible collection will be a must-have resource. It includes six audience-pleasing titles by well-known
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