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8 Bells for Carols Vol. 2 - Easy-Medium

Review:      Share some holiday cheer with a lovely selection of 7 Bell Tree carols using only 8 bells. "8 Bells for Carols" is perfect for ringing at Red Kettles, in small spaces or as a palate cleanser during a concert. The pieces included in Volume 2 are Easy-Medium difficulty – with trickier patterns and sometimes 2nd voice moving above and below the melody. The Bell Tree part can be played as a single stem-up melody line (easier) or with the added stem-down part (more challenging) – or a second ringer (on the backside of same bell tree or on their own bell tree) can play the stem-down notes. The chime part can be played by a solo ringer (or two, if you wish) either rung normally or, with chimes flipped over on a soft pad, lightly tapped (sounding like a “chime tree.”) Each piece has an optional repeat - plus a repeatable introduction that allows the chime ringer to reset between pieces. Other options include 4iH duet, or 3 or 4 ringers using 8 Bells. Two folios offer range options: G5 to G6 (2 octaves, plus chimes C5-C6) or C5-C6 or C6 to C7 (1 or 3 octaves, plus chimes F5-F6) – plus an optional chime solo for added harmony. Volume 1 is Easy (RE5611), Volume 2 is Easy-Medium (RE5612), and Volume 3 is Medium (RE5613) difficulty. Be sure to note your range choice as in RE5612C or RE5612G. Each beautifully crafted carol is on a single page with Bell tree and chime parts. You’ll need one score per ringer. Memorization is strongly recommended for the Bell Tree ringer. These scores are available as hard copies - or as a Digital Site License which allows you to make copies as needed. The 3 pieces in the demo sound file are from Volume 2 using G to G (RE5612G) featuring the full Bell Tree part plus chimes: "Wassail Song", "See Amid the Winter’s Snow" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". There is also a demo video at showing how a bell tree stick and the flipped chimes work.

Published by: ringTrue

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Titles are listed below
Wissinger, Kathleen
1 or 3
Easy Medium
Varies by Piece
Season: Advent , Christmas
Less than a full handbell choir: 4-in-hand ensemble , Duet , Ensemble , Solo Ringer
Classification: Bell Tree , Church or Concert , Collection , Concert , Instrument Part , Secular
Voicing: Handbells, No Choral
Instrument: Chimes(Choirchimes or Handchimes) , Bell Tree
  Stock Number Description Price Qty. Ship Disc
MRE5612C 1 or 3 Oct Belltree with Opt HC  
 $10.00  $8.50
LRE5612C Digital Site License
1 or 3 Oct Belltree with Opt HC
$10.00 - -
MRE5612G 2 Oct Belltree Solo with Opt HC  
 $10.00  $8.50
LRE5612G Digital Site License
2 Oct Belltree Solo with Opt HC
$10.00 - -
Titles include:
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Rise Up Shepherd and Follow
  • See Amid the Winter's Snow
  • Wassail Song
  • Away In a Manger
  • Jingle Bells
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
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