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Frere Jacques (Brother John)

Review:      This song is also known in English as "Brother John". It is about a monk waking up to ring monastery and church bells to call people to the very first church service of the day. In the medieval monastery, the bells calling people to the service were known as matines or matins. This arrangement, in theme and variations form, contains some syncopated rhythms and eighth-note chord sequences in the treble clef that may require additional practice for newer ringers.

Part of the French Folk Song Suite for Handbells, this piece may be played alone or in combination with any of the other pieces in the Suite. Titles in the Suite are: "Allouette", "Au Claire de la Lune", "Sur le Pont d’Avignon", and "Frère Jacques".

Published by: Meadowlark Melodies

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Traditional French Folk Song
Sherry, Mark
Season: All Year
Classification: Folk Music , Concert , International Music , Secular
Technique: Gyro , Sw (Swing)
Voicing: Handbells, No Choral
Bells Used: Three Octaves: 22 Bells
  Stock Number Description Price Qty. Ship Disc
MMEAAM247 3 oct HB  
 $4.25  $3.61
DMEAAM247 Digital Direct
3 oct HB
 $4.25  $3.61
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