This simple, yet masterful combining of a contemporary hymn, GOD COMES TOMORROW by John Bell, with the venerable tune GREENSLEEVES gives smaller ensembles a wonderful choice for Advent.
“Echo March” is a fun and engaging piece for developing ensembles that understand Level 1 rhythms (no division of the beat). This piece contains some of the articulations and special techniques that ringers love.
Handbells, Organ, and optional Brass Quintet combine for this joyful fanfare originally written for a wedding. Handbells introduce the theme and then go on to accompany the organ and brass as they enters with the theme.
Developing handbell ensembles will welcome this simple, gentle arrangement. This is also an excellent selection to showcase a children's or youth handbell ensemble.
This arrangement is very accessible and offers a reverent, flowing harmonic support to the melody. Some gentle jazz chords lend a sense of freshness.
This 2014 pop rock hit from the band, OneRepublic, was cleverly arranged for the Distinctly Teen Handbell Ensemble, Pinnacle 2015. Carried by the driving malleted bass, this exhilarating piece is sure to enliven the listener and charge the musicians.
This suite of two complementary movements was written to introduce the playing of eighth notes to the beginning ensemble. Teaching notes and unison exercises are included.
Here is an inspiring arrangment for handbell and piano. The handbell score is quite easy to perform yet sounds very full and intricate.
This well know tune from Piae Cantiones, 1582 is arranged in a style that reflects the medieval qualities of the origin of the tune.
There are several rhythmic and technical issues in this edition that may present some difficulties for developing handbell ringers. The unison exercises are meant to help teach the rhythms and techniques needed and act as a bridge from rote activities to reading music.
This arrangement of James Moore’s venerable hymn is perfect for communion or for a baptism.
This slow, romantic piece depicts a chance encounter of two former lovers who share a moment of reminiscence before going their separate ways once more. Complex harmonies and subtle musical nuance propel the piece through a whirlwind of emotions that resolve to a bittersweet final chord.
While beautiful and noble as a stand-alone handbell edition, this arragnement glows with excitement when paired with compatible organ, brass, timpani, and choral scores.
The Four Seasons is undoubtedly the most well known of Vivaldi’s works. This setting for handbells is a “sampling” as it were, of the most familiar themes from each of the four concertos. They may be performed separately or in its entirety.
Let All Moral Flesh Keep Silent, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, and Of the Father’s Love Begotten are presented in one edition. They may be performed separately or combined into a suite.
This Foundations edition is an attractive suite of short pieces originally written for 2 octaves. It is now expanded for use by 3 octave ensembles and contains three well- written pieces that can be played independently or performed as a suite.
Composed for his own wedding, the title is inspired by Philippians 2:2, "Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose."
Vibrant and lively, this edition aptly lives up to its title. The composer has masterfully paired the tune EBENEZER with vigorous original music ideally crafting both for handbells and handchimes.