"Accolade for Bells" is for use with 4 octaves of bells, but is basically for 3 octaves.
A good piece for the beginning and less experienced choir, this original work is in ABA form with a repeated pattern throughout the A sections.
The melody supported by underlying arpeggios is characteristic of this arrangement. The dramatic statement of the last stanza begins powerfully but ends quietly.
Written for a Junior High choir, this arrangement is simple using mallets at the beginning and ending.
This is a delightful arrangement of the traditional French tune; harmony coupled with melody placement assure a joyous ring.
Characterized by a quiet beginning and a joyful ending, this music is chordal by nature and ideal for church or concert.
Mr. Miller uses both tunes ("Cradle Song" and "Away in a Manger") associated with this title, each stated separately and combined on the last stanza resulting in an interesting conclusion.
"Bells of Praise" is a simple, ringable selection built around a 4 note ostinato. Note values do not drop below the quarter note; however the tempo marking is quarter = 144. This piece would be good for a beginning to medium choir, especially if they choose not to ring at tempo.
This title is a chordal composition for 3 octaves with 4 optional bass notes; G3, F3, G and Bb3. The spreadout layout of this piece makes it much easier for everyone to read. Although in cut time, the half note = 60 and note values do not drop below the quarter note.
Your choir will receive a real workout as you perform this lively Scott Joplin music! Bass ringers get to pluck or staccato notes throughout.
This transcription of the "Canon in D" was done for the Handbell Ringers of Japan. It is written for 5 octaves only, but the upper 5th octave notes are used sparingly.
A commissioned, festive piece which demonstrates your choir's sensitivity to changing tempi and dynamics. Dexterity in ringing techniques a must.
A familiar tune and simple rhythms makes this 4-in-hand selection easy to learn. Use with choir or ensemble.
Great treatment of an English folk tune. Good program builder.
Mallets, Sk, TD, LV, & Pl used in this arrangement of "Fairest Lord Jesus" combine to make a festive setting.
"Devotion" is a generally quiet piece with a tender melody supported by an arpeggiated accompaniment figure.
A familiar tune and simple rhythms makes this 4-in-hand selection easy to learn. Use it with choir or ensemble.
The simple rhythmic structure combined with various ringing techniques (SK, Mart,Pl and Mallets) guarantee an easy ringing success for ringers and listeners.
Set a quiet and meditative mood with this wonderful melody supported by colorful arpeggios as only Faure can write.
This fantasia on two themes begins as a simple melody over harmonizing chords then moves to the second theme treated fugally followed by a set of variations. Highly recommended for the advanced!
A very fine new text with music exploring the 4-in-Hand bell technique. Useful to solo ringers as well as choir members using this technique. Reprinted in 1999, now has parts included in the book for the music titles so two people can share each part.
An exciting arrangement of the familiar English carol.
Harmony and a rhythmic change of the melody on the last stanza combine to create an appealing arrangement.
From "Twelve Heroic Marches" we have here the "Grazioso" arranged for a 4-in-hand ensemble or a 2 octave choir. Other than several repeating rhythmic patterns of 16th notes, this is an easy piece.
Your choir will receive a thorough workout and a standing ovation when they perform this famous rhapsody.
An exciting arrangement of the tune "Hyfrydol" for 3 octaves of handbells, easily learned and exciting to perform-great for worship service and concert use.
A setting of a not so familiar Dutch carol which has a lot of linear movement and full chords but not difficult to ring.
Ringing control is necessary because of dynamic levels.
Here's one for the advanced bell choir. Lots of technique changes are included, as well as tempo variations and dynamic gradations.
"The Ashgrove" tune is here arranged for a 4-in-hand ensemble or a 2 octave choir. The score is written on the treble clef only.
Rhythmically challenge your ringers with this bell arrangement of Handel's music. Festive and technically demanding.
The tune, simply set, is surrounded by sections of arpeggios and moving chords.
The first section of this piece uses a whole tone scale as its basis then continues using regular keys and more traditional harmonies.
For a change from the expected, use this medley of tunes, "Jungst; Irby; & Forrest Green," not generally associated with the Christmas season.
The arrangement of this traditional tune is most welcome and is excellent when a quiet, gentle piece is needed.
Ideal setting for the less experienced choir. Chordal, easy rhythmically and treatment of the melody keep bass and treble ringers alert.
Based on the melody associated with the text "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing", scored with very full chords and using altered harmonies.
A piece with a quiet beginning and ending . There is syncopated rhythm in the middle section requiring work.
A strong tune and a fine arrangement using several ringing techniques.
A medley of, "Yankee Doodle", "Oh, Susanna", "Home on the Range" & "My Country 'Tis of Thee" are included in this composition suitable for 4-in-hand or a 2 octave choir.
This selection has interesting rhythm patterns. Several contrasting sections. Ends with a big flourish. Fine for festival or general use.
The familiar Shaker tune arranged for two octaves. Recommended for medium advanced groups.
The first section is characterized by block chords supporting the melody, the last section by arpeggios and movement. The piece stays generally in the 2 octave range except on the end where the C4 and C6 are used.
Three Easter tunes, each separately arranged are included in this easy collection.
A show piece for an advanced choir.
Rhythmically and harmonically an interesting arrangement of "Aberystwyth". The last section uses a 5/4, 4/3 & 4/2 meter creating a rhythmic variation of the original melody.
Written in honor of the 200th year of U.S. Methodism, Carl Wiltse uses the tunes "Hyfrydol" and Mendelssohn's "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" to create a wonderful medley!
An interesting arrangement of this hymn tune. Begins and ends with "toccata" like figure. Middle section is choral and a modulation leads to the conclusion with is a repeat of the beginning.
An arrangement from the Concerto, Op. 8, No. 4. The use of plucking adds crispness to the selection from the "Seasons". A good piece to add to bell literature.
"Yet Will I Praise Thee" is chordal in nature and includes much use of contemporary, dissonant harmonies.