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
Developing handbell ensembles will welcome this simple, gentle arrangement. While the arrangement is straightforward, the arranger makes excellent use of meter and LV techniques to create a mystical feel to
Let All Moral Flesh Keep Silence; O Come, O Come, Emmanuel and Of the Father's Love Begotten are creatively presented here. They may be performed separately or combined into a suite. These
This well-know tune from Piae Cantiones, is arranged in a style that reflects the medieval qualities of the tune. Creative use of handbells and chimes helps to make this piece interesting and
Originally arranged for orchestra and Christmas, transcribed for handbells with opt. C instruments and tambourine, the setting of this familiar 16th century French carol exhibits a frisky enthusiasm and
An airy introduction on suspended mallets is followed by the delicate twelfth-century tune DIVINUM MYSTERIUM on handchimes. In subtle contrast, the carol Away in a Manger is heard before the return
Three Scandinavian Christmas Carols is a charming suite of two octave music for handbells or handchimes, perfect for youth or developing choirs. All titles are arranged in a contrasting style, for
Singing bells underlie the beginning phrases, which gently crescendo before fading away in this effective arrangement. A great choice for those who enjoy a traditional Christmas celebration, but are looking
The running eighth note patterns throughout create tension and motion, then resolve beautifully in this haunting and expressive arrangement. With lovely phrasing opportunities and dynamic contrasts, this
There's News in Bethlehem; Rejoice, Rejoice, the Son of God Is Born and Bell Carol are the three expressive settings of traditional Ukrainian Christmas carols presented in this suite.
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