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
A very lovely piece with smooth flowing lines, this expressive original composition is composed in ABA form, with echoes used for interest in the middle section. The return of the original theme builds to a
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
A minimum quantity of 6 is required on this title.
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 interesting piece begins with a slow tolling feel and then breaks into a jubilant version of the well-known Westminster chimes theme. LVs, active eighth-note passages and thick choral
This meaningful arrangement of the Navy Hymn is given a superb treatment by Jason Krug utilizing both bells and chimes. From the slow beginning to the dramatic third verse and the peaceful
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 dynamic original handbell setting is a great way to set the mood for any joyous or memorable occasion. The energizing opening is a buildup of sound as the handbells create a resounding crescendo from a
The revered Hallelujah Chorus receives a fresh treatment in this lilting arrangement. Thoughtful and well-placed martellato lifts and malleted bells punctuate this crowd-pleasing piece.
Written in a perky, spirited pop style and often employing opposing rhythms, this edgy original work is full of fun, syncopated rhythms. The middle section modulates and handchimes deliver the melody before
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
The Four Seasons is undoubtedly one of Vivaldi's greatest works. This setting for handbells includes short movements that contain the main themes of the work. They may be performed separately or as
One of the greatest rock anthems of all time, the Lennon/McCartney classic Let It Be, comes to handbells in this arrangement by Kevin McChesney, proving once again that handbells rock! Careful to
A dramatic original consisting of two contrasting sections, this piece will thrill and challenge the very best bell choirs. The Pavane section includes a flowing treatment with a beautiful harmonic
This upbeat original piece was commissioned by the Handbell Musicians of America Area 7 in honor of their Area Chair, Lori Potter. In ABA form, the reflective B section contrasts the rhythmic and joyously
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.
This popular and well-known English folk tune is set in a very accessible arrangement by Jason Krug. Enhanced by LV and mallets, it flows to a stirring climax before tapering back to a lovely ending. For a
This stunning new original from Michael Helman is glorious but not for the faint of heart. While this will need practice, the joy that it will bring to ringers and audiences alike will be priceless. Be sure
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