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  Series Title: Little Gems - ringTrue

Song Title Composer(s) Arranger(s) Octaves
  Adventure Wissinger, Kathleen 2-3
Review: Take 1 to 9 ringers on an “Adventure” with this spunky piece that showcases the virtuosity of 1 to 4 ringers playing a Level 2+ non-stop 8-bell 8th-note melody line (using Bell Tree, Four-in-Hand (4iH) or regular assignments) – plus an easier Level 2- accompaniment option for 1 to 5 additional ringers (or Orff, piano, harp or even Boomwhackers ᴿ!). Many options for performance are noted, including playing it with 2 ringers 4iH-ing the melody line and 2 ringers covering the accompaniment.
  Amazing Grace Traditional Wissinger, Kathleen 2-5
Review: This lovely renditon of Amazing Grace offers flexible settings in 2 different keys for 3 to 9 ringers: “A” requires either 1) a 2 octave set of bells or chimes with an alternate set of G5-G6 bells for a Bell Tree or 4iH Duet – or 2) a 4 octave set (lower 3rd and 4th octaves are optional). For both “A” versions G5 and below are optional. The “B” version offers a 3 or 5 octave range (C5 and below are optional notes). A Bell Tree is optional for the highest octave in all cases.
  Best Gift III and IV Wissinger, Kathleen 3

Hear the drone of the bagpipes! This original Celtic jig for Bell Tree, 4iH duet or small ensemble will delight your ringers and audience from the first note of the lilting original melody and the unusual turns it takes.

  Cool Cats Wissinger, Kathleen 2-3
Review: This jazzy little trio will delight your ringers and audiences with its catchy tune and interesting bass work.
  Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy Tschaikovsky Wissinger, Kathleen 3-5
Review: Brighten your Christmas concert series with this outstanding piece for Bell Tree or a ringing duet! "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy", carefully transcribed from Tschaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, is a holiday classic that sparkles as a 3 oct. medium-difficult Bell Tree Solo (or handbell duet).
  Festival on Wexford Carol 1 Traditional Irish Carol Wissinger, Kathleen 3-4
Review: “Festival on Wexford Carol” celebrates this compelling 12th century Irish tune in a dignified setting featuring rhythmic mallets in the bass. Unaffected and straightforward, this exploration of intriguing rhythms at a stately tempo will mesmerize your audience - while also preparing your ringers for more challenging up-tempo pieces using 16th note duple and triple rhythm patterns.
  Mighty Fortress Luther, Martin Wissinger, Kathleen 3
Review: Martin Luther’s famous hymn is updated in this jaunty adaptation for a capable trio or a soloist with piano. Now this versatile piece can be played by groups of many different sizes – ideal for worship, festivals, workshops and classes for solo and ensemble ringing.
  Quiet Prayer Wissinger, Kathleen 2-3
Review: Perfect for a quiet moment in worship or concert, this piece features a lovely melody with a simple ostinato in the lower bells. Ideal for a Bell Tree duet (sharing one bell), it can also be played as a solo by omitting the embellished voice, or as a 12-bell 4iH Trio or a ringing ensemble.
  Rainbows Brokering, Lois Wissinger, Kathleen 3-4
Review: Introducing “The Brokering Project” – a versatile series of Handbell Solos and Children’s Anthems that celebrate the inspired creations of Herb and Lois Brokering - commissioned by their long-time friend Karen Van Wert.
  Recueillir (Meditation) Wissinger, Kathleen 2-3
Review: Recueillir (loosely pronounced “reh-qwi-yur”) offers a touch of nostalgia: gentle, wistful, hopeful. Recueillir is French for “Meditation” - you may want to use this subtitle for sacred settings. Composer Kathleen Wissinger offers ringers this intimate little piece of collaborative music that they will enjoy in rehearsal and performance; part of the “little gem” Series from ringTrue, which offers innovative solo/duetensemble music (often in multiple formats).
  Veni Emmanuel Traditional Wissinger, Kathleen 3 or 5
Review: Advent is a time of awaiting magical promises. This simple and haunting rendition of "Veni Emmanuel" (O Come, O Come, Emmanuel; 15th century, France) perfectly embodies that special feeling of wonder as we await the coming of the Christ Child.