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Andante


Handel, George Frederick, arr. Mathis, William H., Red River Music

William Mathis uses a combination of handbells and harp (or handbells and keyboard) to make the music of George Frederick Handel sparkle.

Item # Detail Price Qty. Disc
MRRG5011 Handbell Part
 $5.50  $4.95
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MRRG5011BP Keyboard/Harp Pt
 $7.50  $6.75
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MRRG5011FS Full Score
 $10.00  $9.00
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Autumn Leaves


Kosma, Joseph, arr. Handley, Andrea, Red River Music

Joseph Kosma wrote the original, Johnny Mercer added English lyrics, and now Andrea Handley brings this wonderful jazz standard to handbells. This new addition to the Red River Gold series is well worth the work.

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MRRG5018 3-7 Oct HB
 $4.95  $4.46
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Bell Carol Fantasy


Ukranian carol, arr. Sherman, Arnold B., Red River Music

This setting of the traditional Ukranian bell carol begins with a syncopated vamp that gradually builds to the entrance of the tune in measure 25. Shakes dominate the special effects and add excitement.

Part of the Red River Gold Series.

Item # Detail Price Qty. Disc
MRRG0006 5-6 oct HB
 $5.50  $4.95
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Blue Christmas


Hays, Bill and Johnson, Jay, arr. Morris, Hart, Red River Music

Challenge your ringers with this snazzy arrangement of the tune by Bill Hays and Jay Johnson. This is a great showcase piece for that Christmas concert.

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MRRG0007 5-6 oct HB
 $4.95  $4.46
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Bolero


Ravel, Maurice, arr. Mathis, William H., Red River Music

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MRRG5007A Handbell Part Choir 1
 $6.95  $6.26
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MRRG5007B Handbell Part Choir 2
 $6.95  $6.26
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MRRG5007C Handbell Part Choir 3
 $6.95  $6.26
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MRRG5007D Handbell Part Choir 4
 $6.95  $6.26
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MRRG5007FS Full Score
 $50.00  $45.00
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MRRG5007PP Percussion Part
 $25.00  $22.50
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Carnivale


Glasgow, Michael J., Red River Music

The first rule of "Carnivale" is for everyone - ringers, director, audience - to have fun! The piece came to be after the composer was issued a challenge in the summer of 2006 to write something that was "pure fun." The piece was conceived as "a relentless romp that's the embodiment of every fantastic circus, fair and carnival you've ever been to, rolled into one." Put on your clown nose and enjoy it!

Item # Detail Price Qty. Disc
MRRG5015 Red River Gold Series
 $5.25  $4.73
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Carol of the Latin Bells


Leontovich, Mykolo, arr. Roberts, James Emory, Red River Music

Arranger James Roberts has set the beloved Ukrainian Bell Carol like you have never heard it before – with a Latin beat and mostly in 4/4 meter and with optional Claves.

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MRRG5017 3-7 Oct HB w/Opt Claves
 $4.50  $4.05
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Cathedrals


Various, arr. Tucker, M. R., Red River Music

Incorporating "Adoro Te Devote" and French Cathedrals Round, "Cathdedrals", which is written for the Houston Bronze Ensemble, exhibits a dreamy, mystical style.

Item # Detail Price Qty. Disc
MRRG5006 Red River Gold Series
 $5.25  $4.73
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Christmas Joy


Various, arr. Morris, Hart, Red River Music

Hart Morris brings us this joyful (of course!) arrangement that is chock full of all of your Christmas favorites: "Joy to the World"; "While By My Sheep"; "Sing We Now of Christmas"; "O Come, Little Children"; "Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella"; and "Angels We Have Heard on High".

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MRRG0014 5-7 oct HB with opt 5 oct HC
 $6.50  $5.53
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Dance and Devotion


Morris, Hart, Red River Music

This original composition commissioned by The Houston Bronze Ensemble calls for "devotion" to rehearsal to conquer all the "dancing" from meter to meter! This one's definitely a worthy challenge!

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MRRG0003 5 oct HB
 $5.50  $4.95
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Dance of the Hours


Ponchielli, Amilcare, arr. Sherman, Arnold, Red River Music

For many of us, "Dance of the Hours" conjures up alligator and hippo dancers from the original Walt Disney production "Fantasia." Actually, this selection by Amilcare Ponchielli is from "La Gioconda,"; and arranger Arnold Sherman has done a superb job of adapting it for bells, chimes, and percussion. This is a challenge to rehearse and a joy to perform (and hear!). Five separate scores for Handbell Choir I, Handchime Choir II, Handbell Choir III, Percussion, and Full Score are available.

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MRRG0010 Single Choir Edition
 $7.50  $6.75
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MRRG0010A Choir 1 Handbell Pt
 $7.50  $6.75
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MRRG0010B Choir 2 Handchime Pt
 $7.50  $6.75
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MRRG0010C Choir 3 Handbell Pt
 $7.50  $6.75
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MRRG0010FS Full Score
 $50.00  $45.00
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MRRG0010PP Percussion Parts--timpani, triangle, bass drum
 $25.00  $22.50
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Five Six Pick Up Sticks


Morris, Hart, Red River Music

Red River Gold, the series for advanced ensembles, returns with this offering from the talented pen of Hart Morris. Continuing the nursery rhyme cycle of “Three, Four, Shut the Door” and “Seven, Eight, Lay Them Straight”, this clever arrangement is not for the faint of heart.

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MRRG0012 5 to 6 Octave Handbell Part.
 $5.50  $4.95
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MRRG0012FS Full Score
 $8.50  $7.65
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MRRG0012PP Boomwhackers and Percussion Parts.
 $4.50  $4.05
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Imagenes


Payn, W., Red River Music

William Payn is well known in the bell world for his emotive and imaginative original compositions. This offering is no different. Peppered with mixed meter, wide dynamic shifts, special effects, percussion comments, and various musical textures, this 132-measured work speaks to the imagination within all of us.

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MRRG5001 HB Pt
 $5.25  $4.73
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MRRG5001PP Optional Percussion: Claves, Snare Drum, Woodblock, Bongos, Rain Stick, Congas, Castanets
 $20.00  $18.00
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In the Mood


Garland, Joe, arr. Morris, Hart, Red River Music

Oh boy! Advanced groups will have their hands full with this rendition of the Joe Garland swingin' tune from the 30's.

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MRRG0009 5-7 oct HB
 $6.00  $5.40
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Just Messin Around


Morris, Hart, Red River Music

This original piece is vintage Hart Morris, full of interesting rhythms and bluesy melodies and mostly just a joy to play, hear, and experience. This show-stopper is sure to add sparkle and fun to your next concert and would make an excellent encore as well.

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MRRG0013 3-5 Oct HB
 $4.95  $4.46
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MRRG0013FS Full Score with Opt Bb Clarinet, Bass and Drums
 $20.00  $18.00
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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence


Picardy, arr. Frizzell, J.D., Red River Music

Accidental changes in one section push this otherwise level 3 piece into an advanced difficulty rating, making it a good "stretch" piece for your choir. The tune PICARDY is set with bells and with optional handchimes (4 octaves). Mallets, both on suspended and tabled bells, add ambiance and mystery, especially in the haunting ending.

Item # Detail Price Qty. Disc
MRRG5009 Optional Handchimes.
 $4.95  $4.46
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Nothin' But the Blood


Lowry, R., arr. Morris, B., Red River Music

Bluesy harmonies (bell changes galore) syncopated rhythms (like a bass guitar), and well-placed, special articulations make this setting of the old gospel hymn swing. A fun challenge piece to move your intermediate bell choir up a notch. This selection is in Red River Gold's music for advanced ensembles. 80 measures in length.

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MRRG5003
 $4.50  $4.05
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Parousia


Saul, W., Red River Music

Red River Gold is the label used by Red River Music for advanced ensemble repertoire. The Ring of Fire Handbell Choir commissioned this original selection. PAROUSIA is a musical interpretation of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Much of the piece is in 7/8 time in reflection of the "time, times, and half a time" mentioned in Bible prophecy.

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MRRG5005
 $5.25  $4.73
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Pine Apple Rag


Joplin, S., arr. Sherman, A., Red River Music

Originally written by Scott Joplin, this jazzy work was arranged for the East Texas Handbell Ensemble. Chock-full of eighth and sixteenth notes, this piece keeps the ringers active throughout.

Item # Detail Price Qty. Disc
MRRG0002 HB pt
 $4.50  $4.05
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Praise and Adoration


Parrish, M. K., Red River Music

Offbeat accents and meter changes are only part of the challenge of this piece for 5 octaves. This work is written for Advanced Ensembles.

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MRRG5002
 $4.50  $4.05
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Procession In Bronze


Sherman, Arnold B., Red River Music

Begin your next concert or worship service with this original Level 4 setting from Arnold Sherman.

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MRRG0011 Music for Advanced Ensembles
 $4.95  $4.46
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Seven Eight Lay them Straight


Morris, Hart, Red River Music

Part of the Red River Gold series, this original composition was written for a community choir, and is definitely a "show piece." The beginning time signature is 2/8 + 2/8 + 3/8.

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MRRG0001 6 oct HB
 $6.00  $5.40
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Shenandoah


American Folk Tune, arr. Frizzell, J. D., Red River Music

From the Red River Gold series for advanced ensembles comes this setting of the poignant American folk tune. Bells are joined by 4 octaves of chimes and vocal solo or ensemble (which may also be played by a C instrument). The "river" aspect is alluded to through use of flowing accompaniment patterns, chimes, and mallets on suspended bells.

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MRRG5008 5-7 Octave Handbells w/Optional 4 Octave Handchimes/Vocal Solo or Unison Choir.
 $4.95  $4.46
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Skidamarink


Anonymous, arr. Hurlbutt, Patricia, Red River Music

The tempo, the swinging rhythms, and the many bell changes (to say nothing of the triplets!) make this offering from Patricia Hurlbutt a real challenge. It is, however, worth the extra work, as this arrangement absolutely sparkles.

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MRRG5019 3-5 Oct HB
 $4.95  $4.46
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Three Four Shut the Door


Morris, Hart, Red River Music

Three, Four, Shut the Door" is a truly unique original composition by Hart Morris that will take audiences of all ages back to their childhood. Based on part of an old nursery rhyme, the piece is written for 5, 6 or 7 octaves of handbells and percussion that includes the slamming of a door.

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MRRG0005 Handbell Score
 $5.50  $4.95
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MRRG0005FS Full Score
 $15.00  $13.50
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MRRG0005PP Instrument Parts
 $25.00  $22.50
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Thy Name to Sing


Traditional , arr. Hascall, Nancy, Red River Music

Commissioned for the 150th celebration of a church, this advanced arrangement of "Come Thou Almighty King" crackles with energy, shifts of pulse, and fully scored textures.

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MRRG5016 5 to 7 Octave Handbells with Optional 3 Octave Handchimes.
 $5.75  $5.18
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To A Wild Rose


MacDowell, Edward, arr. Sherman, Arnold B., Red River Music

This arrangement of Edward Macdowell's original may be played entirely on handchimes if desired. Marked "With Simple Tenderness," the fairly simple score is a challenge in ringing musically. There are some bell changes, but not in fast rhythms.

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MRRG0008 Red River Gold Series
 $4.00  $3.60
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Toccata Ritmica


Joy, M., Red River Music

Red River Gold, a part of the Red River Music catalog, is designated as "Music for Advanced Ensembles". This original work by Michael Joy is in that category and promises the choir willing to put in the time and effort a marvelous musical journey.

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MRRG5004
 $6.00  $5.40
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Variations on Ah vous Dirai Je Maman


Mozart, W., arr. Sherman, A., Red River Music

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's famous variations on what is mostly commonly known as "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" is here set for the most advanced handbell ensembles. Challenging rhythms, bell changes, precise technique execution, and contrasting tempos and textures enhance the music and challenge the ringers. Five full octaves are called for.

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MRRG0004
 $5.50  $4.95
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You've Got a Friend In Me


Newman, Randy, arr. Burroughs, Bob, Red River Music

The beloved classic from the ever-popular movie Toy Story comes to handbells in this sparkling arrangement by Bob Burroughs. There is plenty of action for all ringers, and it might take a little extra work, but it will be well worth it when you delight the audience at your next concert.

Item # Detail Price Qty. Disc
MRRG5020 5 Oct HB
 $4.95  $4.46
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